The Case for the Green New Deal

The Case for the Green New Deal

The GND has the potential of becoming one of the largest global campaigns of our times, and it started in Ann Pettifor's flat. In 2008, the first Green New Deal was devised by Pettifor and a group of English economist and thinkers, but was ignored within the tumults of the financial crash. A decade later, the ideas was revived within the democratic socialists in the US, forefront by Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. The Green New Deal demands a radical and urgent reversal of the current state of the global economy: including total de-carbonisation and a commitment to fairness and social justice. Critics on all sides have been quick to observe that the GND is a pipe dream that could never be implemented, and would cost the earth. But, as Ann Pettifor shows, we need to rethink the function of money, and how it works within the global system. How can we bail out the banks but not the planet? We have to stop thinking about the imperative of economic growth-nothing grows for ever. The program will be a long term project but it needs to start immediately.

Title:The Case for the Green New Deal
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781788738156
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  • Yxas

    I should've brushed up on monetary theory, fiscal policy and Bretton Woods before reading this. I'll read this again in the future, and write another review then. For now, whether you're in favour of ...

  • Steffi

    Plans for a progressive transformation didn’t end with Bernie dropping out of the presidential race, so dry your eyes, fellow Bernie Bros, and keep reading 😊 “The Case for the Green New Deal”...

  • Carlos Martinez

    'The Case for the Green New Deal' succinctly explains what the Green New Deal is, where the idea came from, why it's necessary, and how to make it happen. As an economist and an expert in monetary the...

  • Aine

    Usually I judge a book on whether I would recommend it to a friend. I will not only be recommending The Case For The Green New Deal, I’ll be forcing it into people’s hands.Pettifor doesn’t go in...

  • Ryan

    Got to read an advance copy, and it is far more comprehensive in its analysis of our current political and economic system than I expected. This is a book that everybody should read....

  • Zainab

    The Green New Deal may be the defining global revolution of the next decade – if we get behind it. That’s why Ann Pettifor’s book is so timely. For a book that analyses heavy economic concepts, ...

  • Erik

    Apparently, when it comes to Green New Deals, AOC's isn't the only one around. A group in the UK has also been planning a GND for years. Not sure who's came first, but the idea is to spread them aroun...

  • Yan Xin

    A great book explaining the principals of Green New Deal. ...

  • CJ

    Brian - Keynes is everywhere!...

  • Michael

    Ms Pettifor is a British journalist specializing in economics and finance and advisor to government at times. She is also a recipient of the Hannah Arendt award for political journalism. This book cam...