The Wrong Case for "Green Jobs"
By David Henderson
Suppose that you want to build a house, and you solicit two builders for estimates. Builder A’s eight employees can build the house in three months for $300,000. Builder B’s four employees can build the same house in the same time for just $150,000. Which builder would you choose?
This is not a trick question. You would choose Builder B, right? But Robert Pollin, James Heintz, and Heidi Garrett-Peltier would select Builder A if they employ the same reasoning they exhibit in their recent monograph The Economic Benefits of Investing in Clean Energy.
This is from my review just published in Regulation. Check out my review and see how they attempt to justify their view and how I respond.