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If we want to become a green and sustainable economy, don't all of us need to demand better pay?
It sounds counter intuitive doesn't it? Pay people better, for a more sustainable economy? Even in America?
I think so... and here's why. Green technology is expensive... Wow, much shorter explanation than you were expecting wasn't it?
China invested 1.7 trillion dollars in "green technology", a large percentage of that was spent on solar panels... Does anyone in China get paid enough to buy solar panels? Isn't wage stagnation in America directly related to a percieved unfairness, to the idea that we are fat, and lazy, and over paid? Aren't we too broke to buy 20 thousand dollar solar installs for our homes?
Basically... Sustainable electricity and transportation, is going to be a bit more expensive than coal or oil, so don't we have to demand better wages, all around the world, if we every want to have sustainable power?
Isn't paying people less, causing pollution? As opposed to over consumption...
PS... I will admit that many Americans that can afford solar panels didn't buy them, and it is encumbent upon the upper middle class, and the stable middle class to purchase these things as they gain more income... but still, isn't it on everyones list of things to buy? Don't we all want electric cars? Don't we all want free energy from the sun? Is the problem maybe that Americans aren't being paid enough? And... You all just aren't being paid enough... even more so.