Your Monday morning links
Firms nationwide say they're doubling or tripling work forces to upgrade millions of homes, businesses and government buildings to make them more energy efficient, reports ChicagoTribune.com. The reason? The stimulus spending and an accompanying batch of new tax breaks for efficiency.
CEOs and analysts expect the demand to last, in part due to some fine-print strings attached to the stimulus money that push states to adopt ongoing efficiency incentives.
Steven Henderson asks, in Freep.com, could a backlash to Gov. Jennifer Granholm -- call it the "Granholm effect" -- threaten what should be a strong Democratic year?
The Swedish government says it won't prop up Saab, the Swedish car company owned now owned by General Motors. NYTimes.com reports that the last thing they want is to seem to be bailing out a despised foreign company.
Suzanne Garment, writing an op-ed piece for WSJ.com, says the president was irresonsible in his approach to AIG's bonuses.
And a provocative piece from David Barash on Chronicle.com.
Marx was wrong: The opiate of the masses isn't religion, but spectator sports.