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Killer Green Jobs

By on 2.28.11 | 10:44AM

Green jobs are 'census' jobs in that they are temporary jobs that disappear as soon as the political will to continue the wealth transfers from Peter to Paul, the Ponzi-style scheme, running. So 'opportunity cost' calculations on jobs lost are inherently understated.

We've got a new entrant today.

As has been well publicized, Spain lost 2.2 jobs lost per 'green jobs' created.

Italy lost 4.8 jobs per 'created' job (story here, study here).

And, today, from the UK,, 3.7 jobs lost (story here, study here).

Which is why all of the EU countries are stepping back from what they created.

But, it'll be different this time.

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