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A Green New Deal Can Give Us the Freedoms to Allow Humanity to Flourish

“The principles that animated the New Deal are often associated with Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s proposed (but never fully enacted) Economic Bill of Rights. These included rights to employment, medical care, housing, education, and social security. Those goals are tragically unrealized for many Americans, and any just version of the Green New Deal must start there.”

Daniel Aldana Cohen, Member in the School of Social Science, is coauthor of a piece appearing in The Guardian that outlines five freedoms to guide economic and climate policy reforms, which can be scaled to achieve the “big and bold” vision of the Green New Deal.

Read more at The Guardian.

More can be found on the Green New Deal in an ongoing series edited by Aldana Cohen for Jacobin Magazine that includes a recent article on housing.

Date
February 11, 2019