Centrally planned jobs with a "green" focus are not the way to boost the economy in Michigan or nationwide, a Mackinac Center analyst told The Daily Caller, a Washington, D.C.-based political news website.

"There's no evidence that electric cars are the future; the market will sort that out," Jack McHugh, senior legislative analyst, told The Daily Caller for a story about President Obama's appearance in Michigan Thursday to promote an electric car battery maker that received $151 million in subsidies.

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Russ Harding, senior environmental analyst, explores the problems other countries have had with taking money from taxpayers and subsidizing so-called green jobs here.

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