08 Jul '11, 4pm

While the economy suffers, we’re shipping millions of green jobs overseas

The latest numbers from the Labor Department are out , and the jobs picture is ugly -- the private sector is stagnant, and government is laying off workers in droves. Good thing we've got our Yankee ingenuity and forward-thinking leaders to help us dig out of this hole! Except, oh wait, it appears we're busy exporting jobs in the only industries that are expected to experience significant growth in the 21st century . For example, America just lost approximately 1 million jobs to Europe simply because Boeing has been unwilling to invest in fuel efficiency as aggressively as Airbus, which is now mopping the floor with the once-great aeronautical engineering giant. This trend shows up in every industry: whether it's automobiles or building materials, the U.S. has simply ceded the lead in efficiency, and therefore employment, to overseas competitors who are more focused on the...

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