06 Sep '11, 9pm

New York Times columnist @DavidBrooksNYT continues the paper's vendetta against green jobs:

Conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks has decided to double down on his paper's widely debunked slam of green jobs with his own piece of nonsense, "Where the Jobs Aren't ." Both articles chose to ignore "explosive growth " documented in the sector by a major Brookings report. Brooks' piece is, in some respects, even worse, since just last year he was championing green jobs. Here is what he wrote in January 2010 after a panel discussion that included business executives: I was once again reminded how many business and investment types are thinking quite practically and capitalistically about green, job-creating technologies. For us Hamiltonian conservatives who believe in internal improvements, energy and infrastructure are obviously the two big areas where we should be investing. Now, less than two years later, he writes: In his 2008 convention speech, Barack ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/green-jobs/2011-09-06-david-brooks-m...

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