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The Politics and Potential of the Green New Deal

Johanna Bozuwa Progressive Review
A Green New Deal in the US could help break corporate power and control over economic decision‐making, design a just transition for workers, and reimagine neighbourhoods and communities

The Measure of Our Happiness

H. Patricia Hynes Common Dreams
The highest-ranking countries in the World Happiness Report are those that have “strong social welfare systems and an emphasis on equality.”

Abolish Billionaires

Farhad Manjoo New York Times
A radical idea is gaining adherents on the left. It’s the perfect way to blunt tech-driven inequality.

Historian Rutger Bregman: Moderates Are The Real Fringe

Rutger Bregman, who went viral for his criticism of the super-rich at Davos, joins Lawrence to react to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's push for "Democratic socialism" and right-wing attacks on Democratic proposals.

Elizabeth Warren's Wealth Tax Is Constitutional, and Necessary

Michael Hiltzik Los Angeles Times
The concentration of wealth in America has reached levels that make the gilt of the 19th century Gilded Age look like dross. There’s sound economic and social sense in taxing the hell out of excessive incomes and excessive wealth.

How to Win Public Support for a Global Carbon Tax

Stefano Carattini, Steffen Kallbekken and Anton Orlo Nature
A Climate Dividend, or People's Payout, is an increasingly popular idea. The left likes it because low-income households are better off. The Citizens’ Climate Lobby champions climate dividends: a bill to deliver it is being consider in the House.
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