Skip to comments.BLS Releases Another Phony 'Green Jobs' Report
Posted on 03/21/2013 4:47:21 PM PDT by raptor22
Bad Data: As yet another Solyndra looms, a new government report shows that by the government's own broad definition of a green job, more can be found in a coal mine than near a solar panel.
The second annual Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on "Employment in Green Goods and Services," released Tuesday, will be the last, allegedly a casualty of the same sequestration that claimed the White House tours and may doom the Easter egg hunt on the White House lawn.
That is probably a good thing, for if it were published as a book, it would deserve a place at the top of the New York Times best-seller fiction list.
It is chock full of charts claiming millions of new "green" jobs being produced by President Obama's efforts to heal the planet and lower the rising seas. But if you have the eyes and the patience to actually examine it, it is full of lies, damned lies and government statistics.
The BLS defines green jobs as those that produce goods or services "that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources," or jobs "in which workers' duties involve making their establishment's production processes more environmentally friendly or use fewer natural resources."
Its report claims that such jobs account for 2.6% of all jobs in the economy, for a total just north of 3.4 million jobs.
But buried in Table 3, "Green Goods And Services," we find under "Utilities" and "Electric power generation" a total of just 522 jobs for "solar electric power generation" and 2,724 jobs for "wind electric power generation" for a total of 3,246 jobs.
Under the heading "coal and petroleum products mfg." we find 3,278 jobs. So even in the BLS list of "green" jobs, coal and oil wins.
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Happy days are here again in this red hot economy!!!!!!!!!!! We're all gonna be rich (apparently).
There is strong real estate demand in certain areas. Hedge funds are buying properties for rental homes because money is so cheap to finance them.
My daughter went to list her (starter) home (in a good neighborhood) and the day the listing went live had an offer at 98% of the asking price from a California investment outfit. The agent told me they asked her to bring them all the listings she can find.
Only the upper middle class and above will be homeowners in the future.
I think this is the dream of every Liberal, and I think it may be coming true for some of them.
Progressives are all about control.
Be it government control directly or via government favored elites.
We listed a small 2br/1bath rental property with a long history of paying tenants back around December for 40k- Not a single bite as of yet. It’s a decent neighborhood too. location location location
Old saying, economic hard times lead to rise of facism in Europe and socialism in US. If we want to keep our freedoms make sure the drivers of our economy and standard of living are not reckless in their actions leading to a depression. That means those running our banks and corporations. Freepers tend to forget that the left wing Dems are more then willing to accommodate the victims of economic hardship caused by the proponents of free markets. When white collar jobs were replaced by Wall Street machinations (merges and acquisitions, office automations) white suburbs in the Northeast slowly went GOP to independent/Dem. That never happen before with office workers. Then GOP supports free trade, globalism which results more jobs moving overseas to China, now high tech jobs to India, and more H-1B immigrants for high tech industries. Cut off from high paying jobs (union blue collar, now high tech and engineering), the GOP is already beginning with disgruntle working Americans, and after Wall Street implodes reigning misery on what is left caused by mortgage loan fraud and reckless investment vehicles, the GOP defends CEO via free markets and demands for deregulation?!!!!! Tea Party, OWS and Ron Paul followers sense something is definitely wrong with the GOP and Dems but all three haven’t piece the pieces together that they have something in common for a third party. The question is which political party (Dem or GOP) will figure out that one of the keys to political victory is the arrest and elimination of the Wall Street CEO’s and its corporate criminal apparatus/gov lobby/gov official allies. The Dems got part of the equation but their big gov and more taxes is not the answer, the GOP adherence to free markets but hesitancy to monitor criminal tendencies of businessmen is not the answer. The Third Way will develop where free markets will exist, but geared to monitor CEO criminal tendencies, preserving American standard of living and prosperity by businessmen who remember they are Americans first, second, third. Some freepers say that is not possible in a free society. Well during the rise of Japan in the 1970’s, Ross Perot noted that many ivy league American grads were willing to become lobbyist for Japan to bypass gov trade rules for a six figure salary. Yet as Japan (Korea, China, Singapore, India, Brazil etc etc today) do not have their own ivy league grad rushing to meet US corporate reps offering to help them bypass Japanese trade regs for a six figure salary. Maybe it is time for patriotic Americans to study how Asia citizens will not sell out their country as lobbyist and adopt their model to our business school education and political social norms. No laws are needed, just social consequences for those who forget they are Americans.
This was a 3br 1400 sf 12 yr old ranch in a “vinyl village” neighborhood in one of Indianapolis better northside suburbs.
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There is weak real estate supply in many areas. There are many people who are currently upside down in their homes, but have done the responsible thing by keeping mortgage payments current. These people are not in a position to sell because they still cannot get a price that will satisfy current mortgage debt. So this limits the supply of houses that are available in the market.