GRIST: In defense of 'green jobs'

Authors: Green For All

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If you haven't read it, check out Dave Roberts from Grist's column about green jobs.

The phrase "green jobs" started as a kind of sloganized shorthand for a broader argument about clean technology as a source of economic growth and competitiveness in the 21st century. For some reason, it ended up being taken far too literally by both advocates and detractors, leading to a series of bean-counting skirmishes that cast more heat than light.

Green Jobs Now!

I've generally not gotten involved, but I confess I am weary of posts like this one from Stephen Gordon in The Globe and Mail that presume to lecture greens as though they are slow-witted children. If you will indulge me in some nitpicking.

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