What's the Deal with 'The Green New Deal'?

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President Trump is mocking it on Twitter. Democratic 2020 presidential candidates are rushing to embrace it. But what’s really in the “Green New Deal”? Late last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released an outline of the plan, which they say will stimulate the economy while addressing climate change and poverty. Coming up on Forum, we’ll talk with one of Ocasio-Cortez’s economic advisors about the proposal and get his response to criticism from Republicans that it would be a “massive taxpayer boondoggle and a socialist dream come true.”


Robert Hockett, professor of law and finance at Cornell University; adviser to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)