Solyndra and the false hope of green jobs

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September 22, 2011
Acton Institute
by Kenneth Spence  
Posted in Commentary

"Photographs taken of the president’s tour of Solyndra in 2010 have accompanied almost every article written about the company’s bankruptcy, but they are more significant than most newspapers probably realize. The president looks as though he is visiting his own factory, and indeed, a $535 million federal loan was as much the cause of Solyndra’s new plant as the company’s entrepreneurial founders. The subsequent collapse of this green jobs poster boy is a painful reminder that work -- truly human work -- is not mere employment, and policy made in ignorance of this fact will fail." (09/21/11)  

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