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Robert Kuttner: A Green New Deal in the US: A New Countermovement to Excessive Marketization? In English, Online-Kurs

Eine Veranstaltung im Rahmen der Reihe "Gegenbewegungen: Kapitalismus und Demokratie"
  • Veranstalter: VHS Zentrale
  • 12.10.2021, 19:00 - 21:00 Uhr
  • Kursort: Online-Kurs
  • TeilnehmerInnen: 1 - 300
  • Kurs-Nr. 10526057
  • 2.00 Unterrichtseinheiten, davon 0.00 online
Moderation: Andreas Novy, Kommentar. Eva Konzett

Online via Zoom. Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.

President Biden has surprised both his critics and his supporters by embracing a far-reaching Green New Deal. He is using the appeal of public investment and jobs to accelerate the path to a post-carbon economy. This, in turn, becomes a teaching mechanism to persuade public opinion that the climate catastrophe is the result of market failures and of excessive corporate power and economic concentration. Nature has cooperated by delivering disastrous proof. Biden has also linked government power and policy with the popular climate movement. However, his Green New Deal is only the beginning of a path to stabilization of climate change.

A great deal of public outlay will need to be spent on protection and remediation from inevitable damage, and this will compete with needed investments for a post-carbon economy. The US and other leading nations also face challenges to make a Green New Deal truly global, since the climate catastrophe must be addressed globally.
We may have the grim satisfaction of finally proving that markets fail, but it may come too late. There will be popular reactions to all of this dislocationPolanyi againand not all of them progressive.

Robert Kuttner holds a chair at Heller School at Brandeis University/USA. For most of his career, Robert Kuttner has been an economics journalist. He is co-founder and co-editor ofThe American Prospectmagazine, He was a longtime columnist forBusinessWeek. He was a founder of the Economic Policy Institute and serves on its board.
Bob is author of twelve books,including the 2008New York Timesbestseller,Obamas Challenge: Americans Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency.Most recently he publishedThe Stakes: 2020 and the survival of American democracy.
His other positions have included national staff writer and columnist onThe Washington Post, chief investigator of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, executive director of President Carters National Commission on Neighbourhoods, and economics editor ofThe New Republic.
As a scholar and teacher, he has taught at Boston University, the University of Oregon, the University of Massachusetts, and the Institute of Politics at Harvard.
Robert Kuttners workis at the intersection of economics and politics. His current research is on the impact of globalization on political democracy at the level of the nation state; and on possible alternatives to the current structure of the economy that would be more conducive to greater equality of income, wealth, and opportunity as well as to stronger democracy.
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