Wednesday, September 02, 2009


Editorial - September 1st, 2009 - Investor's Business Daily

Toyota last week quietly announced it will shutter its famed NUMMI plant in Fremont, Calif. This should be taken as a warning: The facility had all the features of the green economy the White House wants.


It employs only the greenest technologies. The environmentally advanced NUMMI plant has garnered 42 environmental awards — topping even its 32 product excellence awards.


It was a sorry sight to see, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declaring after the NUMMI shutdown that he would replace NUMMI jobs with "green jobs," forgetting that NUMMI was ultragreen.

That is the real lesson. "Green" cannot survive the regulated obscenity of governmental control. We are going to replace productive enterprises with uncompetitive industries that will fail, just as they failed in the Utopian world of the Soviet Union, which also had its bureaucrats who never accepted blame for anything they caused.

I supported Arnold and I think he used to be a good man. However it is becoming clearer and clearer that Arnold has lost his way and become what he used to hate.


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