Friday, August 13, 2010

Green Jobs - Do They Have to Have a Color?

In this economy does it really matter what color our jobs are? Seriously. There are dark agents afoot. Lurking. Obstructing the possible creation of new jobs based on "green" technology or "green" principals (i.e. "work in agricultural, manufacturing, research and development (R&D), administrative, and service activities that contribute(s) substantially to preserving or restoring environmental quality...") at all costs. There is a green backlash. But this backlash is primarily about semantics.

Illustration: John Shakespeare.
Announce that your company will be creating 250 "green" jobs and rather than being thrilled that there is actual, measureable job growth, a certain contingent of the population will assume that you have just destroyed 500 "real" jobs to get your 250 "green" jobs. And the only way you could have possibly created "green" jobs in this economic environment is by sucking off the tit of the Government Sow.

Can't we just say 250 new JOBS? Do they have to have a COLOR?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Link Bait? Is That Like Crank Bait?

So, I' reading Ian Lurie's killer post "Execute or Die" and I'm LMAO! (OK, so I gratuitously used a txtng acronym and a hyperlink to make me seem hipper. And younger.)

After I read it I'm thinking that while I was working for a 501.3c where I dealt primarily with State and Federal employees administering state and federal dollars - there is NO PLACE that "execute or die" is both more appropriate and less relevant than in that world of do-nothings.

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