Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Climate Change And Jobs
Chait really dissects this better than I can. I would add one thing more.
The idea that there is a trade-off between good environmental policy and jobs is false. There is a trade-off between good environmental policy and corporate profits. But since corporations are sitting on mounds of cash and not hiring, whatever disincentive reduced carbon emission have on the job market is rendered moot by the fact that both corporate cash and unemployment are high right now.
Once again, it is important to remember that only one thing unites the Republican party: the upwards distribution of the wealth of this country.