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Joe Aldy

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All these patterns of energy consumption and production reinforce the divergence between red and blue America in their exposure to demographic and cultural change, and the transition more broadly to a knowledge-based information economy. Across all these divides, Democrats now rely on a "coalition of transformation" centered on the states and voters that are most directly experiencing these changes, while Republicans depend on a "coalition of restoration" revolving around the places that are least affected by them -- and often most hostile to them as well.

"This is a function of how economies have evolved and diversified," said [Switzer Fellow Joe] Aldy, who served as Obama's chief environmental economist in the White House. "You see over time different areas of specialization around the country."

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