A Green New Deal: Discursive Review and Appraisal
Notes on the 21st Century (CBRI), 2019
15 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2019
Date Written: March 3, 2019
The notion of a Green New Deal as an ecology-centered economic stimulus program has garnered increasing political capital in recent years, particularly in OECD countries. However, resistance by political detractors has muddled the discourse under the accusation that it is a ‘far-fetched’ or ‘unworkable’ idea. This discussion paper seeks to review the extant literature on the Green New Deal, and its appraisal indicates that much theoretical and empirical basis already exists for such a proposal to be implemented. The review thereby corroborates the base case for implementing such ecological-economic stimulus programs.
Keywords: Green New Deal, Stimulus Program, Environmental Economics, Ecofeminism, Ecosocialism, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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