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Communist "Truther" is current Obama environmental advisor

Old 09-10-09, 06:47 PM
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Re: Communist "Truther" is current Obama environmental advisor

Looks like we've found a new Green Jobs Czar!
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Old 09-10-09, 07:16 PM
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Looks like we've found a new Green Jobs Czar!
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. His dad has always been a nutcase politically.
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Old 09-10-09, 09:12 PM
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There are lots of reasons why a green job might be economically viable yet private actors wouldn't have incentives to create it. As a trivial example, imagine a green job that costs $50,000 but saves the government $100,000 in environmental clean-up costs. No private actor has the incentive to save the government $100,000, but society would clearly be better off if that happened.
I can imagine it, but it doesn't really mean anything unless it is true. Additionally, a negative externality example is more of an argument for the incorporation of the externality into the costs of the business (through regulation, potentially). It isn't much of an argument for a "green jobs czar," who may or may not be able to promote the correct jobs to capture that savings.
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