"This is a rare chance for systemic change," writes Mike Sandler. "Will we be able to achieve systemic solutions instead of half measures or symbolic but meaningless “show” achievements that do not help people in tangible ways?"
In this paper Deirdre de Búrca, who has been advocating a Green New Deal since 2009, discusses the politics and substance of such a Deal before tackling some of the monetary and financial issues relating to its implementation.
In the second part of her blog series Enough is Plenty, Anne Ryan reflects on the different terminology that is being used to discuss the potential future economy, and warns about the ambiguity of the term 'Green New Deal'.
Mike Sandler discusses four economic policies that have been in the news lately: Basic Income, Public Banking, Negative Interest, and QE for the People.
"What we must try to promise is not rising incomes but security," writes Brian Davey. "That's a fundamental point and I don't find it in the proposals for a Green New Deal, which is all about creating 'well paid jobs'. Since the consumption of our society is a major part of the problem, we have to wrestle with how we reduce our consumption."
"The Green New Deal, if presented as a way of investing in energy techno-fixes, could be a misleading magic formula. If seen as a start of a dialogue about a wide ranging transformation of society including communities setting up arrangements to help each other, it could be helpful", writes Brian Davey.