Pajama’s Media Reports Bomb Threat to Skeptic Economist
Posted by Jeff Id on June 24, 2010
I reported this post below. Nick has found more reporting on the topic, I still am not confident we know the truth but am leaning towards this version.
Jeff, as I say it isn’t my version – it’s now Calzado’s version.
One wrinkle – it seems the package mishap happened with the courier company.
And the Libertad source, at least, managed an apology:
“LD pide disculpas a ThermoTechnic y a Pedro Gil por el error, y espera que no tenga ninguna consecuencia para su empresa.”
But your post stands?
Christopher Horner of Pajama’s media reports today that an economist who reported on the true effects of converting to a green economy in Spain.
Spain’s Dr. Gabriel Calzada — the author of a damning study concluding that Spain’s “green jobs” energy program has been a catastrophic economic failure — was mailed a dismantled bomb on Tuesday by solar energy company Thermotechnic.
Dr. Calzada received a literal bomb threat for the work. From the executive summary at the link above:
Europe’s current policy and strategy for supporting the so-called “green jobs” or
renewable energy dates back to 1997, and has become one of the principal
justifications for U.S. “green jobs” proposals. Yet an examination of Europe’s
experience reveals these policies to be terribly economically counterproductive.
This study is important for several reasons. First is that the Spanish experience is
considered a leading example to be followed by many policy advocates and politicians.
This study marks the very first time a critical analysis of the actual performance and
impact has been made. Most important, it demonstrates that the Spanish/EU-style
“green jobs” agenda now being promoted in the U.S. in fact destroys jobs, detailing this
in terms of jobs destroyed per job created and the net destruction per installed MW.
The study’s results demonstrate how such “green jobs” policy clearly hinders Spain’s
way out of the current economic crisis, even while U.S. politicians insist that rushing
into such a scheme will ease their own emergence from the turmoil.
It’s an obvious truth but the left has taken two actions against the doctor since reporting on their disastrous poster child.
A minister from Spain’s Socialist government called the rector of King Juan Carlos University — Dr. Calzada’s employer — seeking Calzada’s ouster. Calzada was not fired, but he was stripped of half of his classes at the university. The school then dropped its accreditation of a summer university program with which Calzada’s think tank — Instituto Juan de Mariana — was associated.
This is the face of leftist politics across the world, they claim it’s for the little people, they claim it is for freedom, we should not be fooled, leftism is always, every single time, exactly the opposite. Here is a man persecuted for his views by an all powerful entity seeking retribution for his correct identification of problems in their blatantly stupid policy. Where is the justice in that.
Now some terrorist sent a bomb threat in an attempt to shut the professor up. I wonder why terrorists would want us to loose jobs? What is their stake in it? As an act of resistance to the activities of the union of Spanish Socialists and the terrorist companies, we should all read the link to the report above.