Friday, May 29, 2009

Green Jobs

'Green jobs' are nonsense. The only way to create a "green job' is to tax or regulate other people and coerce their creation, by definition they are economically unviable and ultimately destructive. When ideologues tell you that 'green jobs' will help, its just a trick to make you compliant while they steal your money and give it to their friends. If 'green jobs' were viable, they would be created without gov't intervention.

This is not hypothetical, but undeniable, as Spain has learned to its cost:

The central finding of the study is that -- treating the data optimistically -- for every renewable-energy job that the government finances, "Spain's experience . reveals with high confidence, by two different methods, that the U.S. should expect a loss of at least 2.2 jobs on average, or about 9 jobs lost for every 4 created."

Despite expensive and extensive green-job policies, a surprisingly low number of jobs were created. And about two-thirds of those "green" jobs were just to set up the energy source, in construction, fabrication, installation, marketing and administration. Only 10 percent of the green jobs created were permanent jobs actually operating and maintaining the renewable sources of energy.

"Renewable energy" is a laugh. The most environmentally sound source of energy is nuclear power.