The amount of arable land in the world is fixed.
In America, the arable land is owned by less than 3% of the people. In Ethiopia, it is 80%. So Ethiopia should be richer, right?
Concentrated wealth does not create jobs, distributed wealth does.
America has 492 billionaires, while Ethiopia has none. So Ethiopia wins again.
If people cannot afford to buy new shoes every year then there will NOT be a shoe factory
Yet in America, where people buy plenty of shoes, there are almost no shoe factories. In Vietnam, where most people cannot afford to buy new shoes every year, there are plenty of shoe factories, more than any other country.