Mon 6 May, 2019 06:11 pm
A Green New Deal? Or is it just a greenwashed old-fashioned socialist New Deal?
Those of us who dislike socialism, at least as an economic growth-stimulus program instead of as a bare-bones guarantee of basic necessities that costs a minimum of government spending; see through the Green New Deal as being more about socialism than about climate reform.
But now conservatives are claiming to offer 'more realistic' approaches to green reforms that are just greenwashing nuclear power to maintain old-fashioned industrialist business liberalism.
And let's use 'liberalism' in the broadest sense, i.e. the liberal spending of money and other resources to stimulate maximum business revenues, investment returns, incomes, growth, etc. Whether such spending and investment occurs through government manipulation or private business manipulation, it is still liberal and wasteful deployment of money and resources instead of conservation of either.
So is there any real choice in politics or are both parties dominated by economic liberalism to satisfy investors while those who seek true conservatism, both economically and environmentally, are marginalized?