Keystone XL jobs: estimates range from a few thousand to about 1.47 bazillion

Michael Giberson The Columbia Journalism Review takes a look at the jobs numbers that have been cited in news stories about the Keystone XL pipeline and traces them back to their shaky foundations. It is a detailed and useful reminder of the slim link to reality that these claims have. (I use an easier method: … More Keystone XL jobs: estimates range from a few thousand to about 1.47 bazillion

Evergreen Solar moves manufacturing to China

Michael Giberson In my view most “green jobs” arguments are bunk. While such estimates may have their practical uses, for the most part they are convenient lies. Industry lies to politicians and bureaucrats to get subsidies, and politicians recycle the lies to get votes. My view is not particularly subtle. Edward Glaeser provides a subtler … More Evergreen Solar moves manufacturing to China