Gersh, Jeff.  “Capitalism Goes Green?”
The Amicus Journal
Spring 1999

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Between 1979 and 1995, according to the San Francisco-based think tank Redefining Progress, the manufacturing labor force in the United States shrank by 12 percent—even as manufacturing output rose a startling 43 percent. Interestingly, industrial energy use rose by nearly the same percentage as the labor force declined. And industrial and commercial energy use as a whole has gone up 37 percent since 1983.