China Syndrome

By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 18, 2011

When America eventually moves to clean-energy sources (and to Bowles it is a question of when, not if) will people care whether or not those sources are on foreign soil — the way they don't care where their TVs are manufactured? Or will they insist — as they do with car companies — that even fpreign-owned companies maintain plants in the US?

If the latter, then Massachusetts could still reap the economic benefits of all that Bowles, Patrick, and the state legislature have accomplished — even though the work done here may bear the corporate logos of overseas owners. That, sadly, might already be the best-case scenario.

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