Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

The ‘Green New Deal’

March 2019 Bar Bulletin

By Peter Corning

In this age of media sound bites, social media tweets, and (alas) “fake news,” it takes very little, it seems, to create an internet sensation with millions of “followers” — only a catchy idea. Whether or not these internet tsunamis produce any results in the real-
world (yes, the real world still exists) is a very different matter. Real-world change is not so easy.

The latest example, perhaps, is the Green New Deal (GND) — a clever term that couples the urgent need for drastic action to combat global climate warming with the kind of liberal economic and social agenda that was embodied in President Franklin...

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