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DIANA FURCHTGOTT-ROTH, former chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor, is senior fellow and director of Economics21 at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. From 2001 to 2002 she was chief of staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. She served as Deputy Executive Director of the Domestic Policy Council in President George H.W. Bush’s White House, and as an economist on the staff of President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers.
Ms. Furchtgott-Roth is the author of several books, most recently Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America’s Young (Encounter Books, 2015), coauthored with Jared Meyer. Her previous books include Regulating to Disaster: How Green Jobs Policies Are Damaging America’s Economy (Encounter Books, 2012), Women’s Figures: An Illustrated Guide to the Economics of Women in America, (AEI Press, 2012), and Overcoming Barriers to Entrepreneurship in the United States (Lexington Books, 2008) She is a columnist for MarketWatch.com, CapX.co and Tax Notes.
Ms. Furchtgott-Roth received a B.A. in economics from Swarthmore College and an M.Phil. in economics from Oxford University.
Tens of millions of Americans are between the ages of 18 and 30. These Americans, known as millennials, are, or soon will be, entering the workforce. For them, achieving success will be more difficult than it was for young people in the past.
What is a “green job” anyway? Few can adequately define one. Even the government isn’t sure. Still, President Obama and environmentalist coalitions claim the creation of green jobs can save America’s economy, and are worth taxpayers’ investment.
Women are riding out the recession more easily than men, with a lower unemployment rate and a higher percentage attaining high school diplomas and Bachelor and Master degrees. Yet President Obama and Congress, responding to fierce feminist lobbying, propose to expand preferences for women in both education and hiring.