An addendum to the post below about ABC’s “This Week” and a New New Deal. Following Robert Kuttner’s argument for a WWII-type economy to produce “green” vehicles, David Brooks had an accurate retort:
George Stephanopolous: We keep hearing President-elect Obama talk about green jobs.
David Brooks: Yeah, that’s my fear actually. That’s not a New Deal, that’s a Five Year Plan.
In fixing the auto industry, if we’re going to have an auto czar who apparently is smart to know how to reorganize these companies, is apparently smart enough to know which “green” technology, I guess he’s going to be designing carburetors. That is the danger, that we somehow start running the economy from Washington.
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