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The Green New Deal and Economic Security

Author(s): Sarah Ladislaw
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Senior Vice President; Director and Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program
Date: February 19, 2019 at 11:35 AM

The Green New Deal resolution was released in the House of Representatives by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on February 7, 2019, with a companion measure introduced in the Senate by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA).   The Green New Deal (GND) is a powerful idea that is reshaping the conversation in Washington about how to tackle the issue of climate change. How is it doing this? By tying it to a set of concepts and policies that are about alleviating economic insecurity, the most potent political force of our time. By likening itself to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal that came… [more]

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