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Regulating to Disaster: How Green Jobs Policies Are Damaging America's Economy Hardcover – September 25, 2012


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  • Hardcover: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Encounter Books (September 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594036160
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594036163
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.9 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #967,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Diana Furchtgott-Roth, former chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor, is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a MarketWatch columnist, a contributing editor of RealClearMarkets.com, and a monthly columnist for Tax Notes. From 2001 to 2002 Ms. Furchtgott-Roth served as chief of staff of President George W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisers. She also served as deputy executive secretary of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House under President George H.W. Bush and as an economist on the staff of President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers. Ms. Furchtgott-Roth, who has degrees in economics from Swarthmore College and Oxford University, lives in Maryland with her husband Harold. They have six children and two dogs.

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Steve Novak on December 14, 2012
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It points out all of the negatives, but does not mention any of the upside of solar and wind energy. I understand the shortcomings of government deciding what will work and what won't, but a more balanced view would bolster the author's citicisms. I would not really recomend it to anyone.
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8 of 14 people found the following review helpful By John R. Lott Jr. on September 28, 2012
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Obama's energy program has made this country poorer and lowered wages. Diana Furchtgott-Roth documents the corruption and waste that occurs with government makes investment decisions. As she points out, if there is a global warming threat, there are much less expensive ways of reducing emissions. There is little thought in what we have done with taxes and regulations and subsidies all piled on each other with little thought of trying to sum up what the net effect is. She points out how the attempt to create certain jobs makes it more costly to make jobs in other areas, and how the shifts in jobs from oil shocks at least temporarily increase unemployment. Unfortunately, it is all to clear that the Obama administration has made it much more difficult to produce oil. Yet, this is only the tip of the problems from banning incandescent lightbulbs under George Bush to the doubling down on regulations under Obama there is blame enough to go around. Diana Furchtgott-Roth has done a real service by putting this book together.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nancy J. Marxsen on March 6, 2014
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This is a very smart lady who provides a well researched book. She provides the voice of common sense answering the fanatics who brought all this regulation down on us.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matthew P. Schwob on January 11, 2014
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DFR lays bare the real cost of alternate energy. We are dealing with this in Eastern North Carolina as Torch LLC. from Houston has proposed a plan to install wind turbines in the local area. They are unreliable. Power must be supplied to customers when the turbines are not spinning, so a duplicate power supply must already be in place. You are now operating two different power generation systems inefficiently...while the turbine is generating power, the traditional power station is operating at less than optimal efficiency. OBTW...a recent article in Forbes-Business tells the tale on Germany as they push alternative energy in previous decades are now building eleven (11)...you read that correctly, new hard coal plants to take advantage of cheap coal prices over the next two (2) years.
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8 of 14 people found the following review helpful By savvykid on September 24, 2012
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This was an amazing read fo me! Was on the fence about green policies and even thought about buying a hybrid, but after this book - no way!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephen C. Baer on April 8, 2013
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Regulating to disaster, which includes promising chapters on "The Green Job Theology" and "The Opiate for The Masses; Moral Superiority" is a readable study of some of the problems caused by expert government planners. Furchtgott - Roth doesn't go far enough for this reader. Why all the footnotes? Frederic Bastiat, who she mentions, didn't need footnotes to make the point in his 1850 essay, "that which is seen and that which is not seen" nor do we need them today.
We are victims of a false choice. Choose between inexpensive but polluting coal power plants and expensive less polluting solar power plants. We are not to see through this trick. Skip power plants and use the sun directly for light, for drying, for heating.
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5 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Bergum on November 18, 2012
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Absolutely outstanding and accurate explanation of the "green" agenda being promoted by liberals and progressives. The author uses her personal experiences to shed light on the "green" agenda which is no more than a scam being perpetrated on the citizens of the United States as well as te people of the entire world. A giant scam to advance global socializm and destroy tradition maufacturing.
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