You've heard of blue collar and white collar jobs, and now there's green collar jobs. And given its red-hot housing market and deep blue politics, Oakland is not surprisingly a leader in this concept: "Oakland Looks for a Greener Path to Prosperity." To the extent that this sort of initiative is public works-y, the fiscal conservative in me is queasy; but if it's about linking skills training for the underemployed and downsized with pursuits that are both environmentally and economically feasible, sign me up.
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