In possibly the most important American environmental book of last year, Van Jones confronts the challenge of linking environmentalism and social equity. Even though it lacks a disciplined argument to support turning the possible into the practiced, his infectious determination to build a green economy capable of lifting all boats makes this book a welcome addition to the cause.
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I have finished most of Jones' Green Collar Economy and I am blown away by his comprehensive approach to creating jobs, job equality and a whole new path to prosperity for us through substituting a green economy for one of waste and abuse to nature.
What I am a little puzzled by though is the lack of any mention concerning his efforts to help the Obama administration implement some of these wonderful ideas, particularly those involving the creation of green collar jobs. Am I right in believing he is a staff advisor to Obama on matters of the green economy and the environment? If so, why don't we hear more about his specific programs?