"John Broder of The New York Times has an interesting piece on Al Gore’s financial profit tied to his global warming alarmism and push for renewable energy. Gore’s venture capital firm invested in Silver Spring Networks, a company that makes hardware and software to improve efficiency in the...
Green Jobs Cronyism and Cannibalism
"To rephrase President Obama’s State of the Union theme: 'This is our generation’s apparatchik moment.'
Yes, he said 'Sputnik' instead, but his actual agenda is about the apparatchik—government by party leaders, bureaucrats and the well-connected.
His agenda is symbolized by his push for 'green jobs' as the path to a better future.
Simply put, the green jobs agenda spends billions of taxpayer dollars to destroy existing jobs and replace them with jobs in politically-favored businesses, raising the costs of energy along the way.
The politically-connected win. Existing job-holders and companies lose. Home electric bills go up. Power also costs more for companies, making it more expensive to go into business or to stay in business.
It’s cronyism that is building a political power structure based on false claims about clean green jobs. It’s cannibalism because creating the green jobs requires killing off existing jobs."
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