|Why green jobs are a myth|
|Written by Kristin McMurray|
|Thursday, 30 September 2010 12:41|
Green jobs are not real. Stay with me here. I know there are a large amount of companies who insist that they are indeed green and they do indeed employ people. In fact many of them will say that they're saying America's economy (or could if the government would just hop on board.)
And it's that last part that blows the whole scenario. Green jobs are often subsidized by the government, could not survive without the government, and would not ever report a profit if the government hadn't loaned them mucho bucks. It is why they are so busy lobbying the government not just for funds, but also for mandates which would force people to buy their product.
Can you imagine if Coca-Cola wanted the FDA to mandate that people had to buy a certain amount of their soda before they could purchase Pepsi? It's ridiculous.
But you don't have to take my word for it. William L. Anderson, Ph.D., and an adjunct scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, recently published an article stating these same facts.
And if you want to see a real life example, take a look at the EPA's latest ideas about regulating boilers, which could stand to eliminate 800,000 manufacturing jobs.
Facts are what they are, and calling them "green energy jobs" is not accurate at all. They should just call them "green energy handouts." At least that would be honest.
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