Janet Yellen has just been nominated to become Treasury Secretary in the US by President-Elect Joe Biden. Under President Obama, Yellen served as Chair of the Federal Reserve, the US Central Bank. Her new position is, of course, a little different, but it’s close enough that we thought it worthwhile – as well as environmentally beneficial – to recycle some articles from 2014 and 2015 describing previous policy suggestions made for her by Mike Sandler:
Featured image: U.S. Treasury Building. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Department_of_the_Treasury#/media/File:U.S._Treasury_Building_and_Albert_Gallatin_Statue.jpg
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Mike Sandler is the current Chair of FEASTA’s Board of Directors and is a climate change and sustainability professional with experience working for nonprofits and government. In 2001 Mike co-founded the Center for Climate Protection based in Sonoma County, California. Inspired by Peter Barnes and Richard Douthwaite, he has advocated for revenues from a price on carbon to be returned back to the public as a per capita dividend or share. He actively promotes CapGlobalCarbon and he has written on green monetary reform and basic income, some of which is archived on his author page on HuffPost.