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The Global Warming Policy Foundation update today focuses on the same point a friend of mine in the industry who also writes on energy issues called to relate a few days ago, post-Solyndra: the whole ‘green jobs’ thing, this renewables industry, “has a fuse on it”. And not in a good way.
The most obvious point arises from today’s Washington Times story posted by GWPF, found here. That is, the renewable bubble industries offer no more than a tautology in insisting there really is nothing to see here, move along, keep the gravy flowing. Reaffirming they have no argument in their favor, at all.
As one should expect from anything the principal argum…er, mantra…invoked in its favor is ‘it will create jobs!’ (what could you possibly do with $80 billion that wouldn’t ‘create jobs’ in the frailest, most temporary, non-net sense…as we’ve seen is the case with ‘green jobs’?). It is as follows:
Critics claim that this unprecedented pile of money and policies making people build and buy the things in unprecedented numbers, given they otherwise have no market, is just supporting phony industries.
Consider it, the recipients of these policy sops claim why, how can you say we’re phony? Amid this unprecedented pile of money and policies making people build and buy the things, given they otherwise have no market, we have had people buy unprecedented numbers of the things!
Underwhelming. As the chubby gal warms up her pipes is there anything, at long last, that you ‘green jobs’ rent-seekers and lifestyle nags can say in your favor?
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online