Matt Damon says:
I didn’t go start a small business with my tax break, and I don’t know anyone else who did. No, everybody’s socking their money away.
IMDB (the Internet Movie Database) lists 13 titles to Damon’s credit as producer, twelve of which as executive or co-executive producer. It’s not always the case, but one thing I’ve learned from watching Entourage is that an executive producer is a Hollywood entrepreneur. They take it upon themselves to shepherd a project from idea to reality and often invest some of their own money in the project.
If Damon said this to me, one follow-up question I’d ask: Have you invested your own money into any of the 13 projects on which you are listed as a producer? If so, then he has started a small business with his “tax break” and he created jobs for the writers, actors, production folks, agents, assistants and distributors in the process
Next: Where do you “sock away” your money? If you invest it the stock market, mutual funds or save it in the bank, then you are letting others use your money to create jobs while you have no immediate use for the cash.