Comments on: Create jobs, don’t go green http://blogs.reuters.com/james-pethokoukis/2010/04/06/create-jobs-dont-go-green/ Politics and policy from inside Washington Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:57:43 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: breezinthru http://blogs.reuters.com/james-pethokoukis/2010/04/06/create-jobs-dont-go-green/comment-page-1/#comment-8054 Thu, 08 Apr 2010 11:18:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/james-pethokoukis/?p=3613#comment-8054 I agree with Liberty Lover with one caveat. Private industry necessarily makes it’s decisions with some weight on long term considerations and most weight on what will sustain their enterprise in the short term.

Fossil Fuels are a finite energy source with geographical and political aspects that can be ignored only at our peril.

Like it or not, a country’s local, state, and federal governments collectively make many decisions every day. Those decisions should place more weight on long term factors than private enterprise is able to do.

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By: Liberty Lover http://blogs.reuters.com/james-pethokoukis/2010/04/06/create-jobs-dont-go-green/comment-page-1/#comment-8025 Wed, 07 Apr 2010 00:31:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/james-pethokoukis/?p=3613#comment-8025 Like the administration’s “pivot” to jobs, the process Joel describes is technocratic. They are trying to impose restrictions on us but in an enlightened, managerial way.

300+ million people cannot be managed by a central planner. We need decentralization, which is done through the free association of states, corporations, and other voluntary organizations.

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By: drewbie http://blogs.reuters.com/james-pethokoukis/2010/04/06/create-jobs-dont-go-green/comment-page-1/#comment-8015 Tue, 06 Apr 2010 20:16:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/james-pethokoukis/?p=3613#comment-8015 I’d like some support to the claim about Spain, Germany, and Denmark’s green government’s effect on their industries. For a time, Spain’s support of solar cells led to an industry boom. It’s puttered out since, but that’s mostly due to poor planning on part of the production side, not the government.

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