Join this debate at The Economist
with moderator, Oliver Morton, and participating experts Van Jones
, author of The Green-Collar Economy
, and Andrew Morriss
, Professor of Law and Professor of Business at University of Illinois College of Law. Van Jones:
The private sector—not the government—can and must be the main driver in
creating green jobs. The scale of the transition to cleaner,
lower-carbon energy sources is simply too large for the public sector to
tackle alone.Andrew Morriss:
Governments should not try to choose technological winners and losers
and so they should not promote "green" (or "red" or "purple") jobs.
Instead, we should leave that to the marketplace.