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The Green New Deal Is What our Planet has Been Waiting For

The Green New Deal Is What our Planet has Been Waiting For

Robert C. Hockett

Since she took office in January, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) Green New Deal initiative has generated much popular excitement. It's no surprise since it is the single most ambitious and potentially transformative national project since Franklin Roosevelt’s original New Deal and World War II mobilizations of the early-mid-20th century.

The Green New Deal is animated by two great ambitions.

(mostly) all good. I can perhaps go along with the minimum wage guarantee ( although I have mixed feelings about that) but I have major concerns about the “jobs for all guarantee” that they bundled in there with it. That’s really an open invitation for people that don’t want to work claim they can’t get a job and then collect unemployment for life. It’s where it transitions from social democracy which I fully support to socialism. It’s got nothing to with a green transformation and I’m not sure why they felt the need to stick it in there