After watching and reading the transcripts of the SOTU~ Obama placed a high emphasis on Green jobs. I was reminded of a report that was released just over a year ago regarding Spain's "green job" initiative. So, I ask:
How do you think America can do it better?
"Every “green job” created with government money in Spain over the last eight years came at the cost of 2.2 regular jobs, and only one in 10 of the newly created green jobs became a permanent job, The study draws parallels with the green jobs programs of the Obama administration.
President Obama, in fact, has used Spain’s green initiative as a blueprint for how the United States should use federal funds to stimulate the economy. Obama’s economic stimulus package,which Congress passed in February, allocates billions of dollars to the green jobs industry.
But the author of the study, Dr. Gabriel Calzada, an economics professor at Juan Carlos University in Madrid, said the United States should expect results similar to those in Spain:
“Spain’s experience (cited by President Obama as a model) 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, to which we have to add those jobs that non-subsidized investments with the same resources would have created,” wrote Calzada in his report: Study of the Effects on Employment of Public Aid to Renewable Energy Sources"Answer Question
Answer by UpSheRises at 3:42 PM on Jan. 28, 2011
Technology decreases the need for HUMAN labor. Plus the US doesn't do anything cheaply. Cost effective is the name of the game- America has to become more cunning- and adjust our way of thinking. In this economy, maybe a B+ will have to be accepted IF the #s are balanced- We have "Gone for broke, for too long." Perhaps we no longer have the funding available to achieve A++++++++++++++.
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