The Myth of Green Jobs

President Obama has argued that the creation of so called green jobs will stimulate our economy and help us out of our current recession.  But best selling author, Chris Horner, disagrees, and has this to say:  “What’s a green job? A green job [. . .]means requiring more man hours to produce a kilowatt hour of electricity, meaning much more expensive. So, the logical conclusion is sure, if you require x percentage of our electricity come from people running on giant hamster wheels, you will create jobs in the giant hamster wheel industry. [. . .]But also, are their jobs lost from increase the price of energy? [. . .] Every recession we’ve had has been preceded by a significant increase in the price of energy.”

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