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Green Against Jobs

George Will, writing in The Washington Post today, suggests that the Obama administration's plans for spending on "green" sources of energy such as windmills are economically unfeasible.  As support he cites a study by a Spanish economist,  Gabriel Calzada Álvarez PhD., which evaluates the Spanish experience and cautions that it has been economically impractical and has led to a loss of jobs overall.  Will comments in his conclusion:

For fervent believers in governments' abilities to control the climate and in the urgent need for them to do so, believing is seeing: They see, through their ideological lenses, governments' green spending as always paying for itself. This is a free-lunch faith comparable to that of those few conservatives who believe that tax cuts always completely pay for themselves by stimulating compensating revenue from economic growth.


I would encourage everyone to read Calzada's report and consider that we might be rushing into an era of "green against jobs".


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