Missouri Environmental Law & Policy Review
A rapidly growing literature promises that a massive program of government mandates, subsidies, and forced technological interventions will reward the nation with an economy brimming with green jobs. Not only will these jobs improve the environment, but they will be high paying, interesting, and provide collective rights. This literature is built on mythologies about economics, forecasting, and technology.
In this Article, we survey the green jobs literature, analyze its assumptions, and show how the special interest groups promoting the idea of green jobs have embedded dubious assumptions and techniques within their analyses. Before undertaking efforts to restructure and possibly impoverish our society, careful analysis and informed public debate about these assumptions and prescriptions are necessary.
University of Missouri Columbia School of Law
Andrew P. Morris, William T. Bogart, Andrew Dorchak & Roger E. Meiners,
Green Jobs Myths,
Mo. Envtl. L. & Pol'y Rev.
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