Economics and the Green New Deal

Denis in Boston
Dialogue & Discourse
9 min readJun 15, 2019

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A successful Green New Deal won’t look like its namesake, the Depression era, Franklin D. Roosevelt coined, New Deal. The original new deal was a program tailor made to the specifications of British economist John Maynard Keynes who advocated government spending during a recession effectively making the government the buyer of last resort. Keynes’ formulation holds that putting money into the hands of the working and middle classes would stimulate a depressed economy by giving people the means to buy things. New Dealers liked to call this “pump priming.”

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Denis in Boston
Dialogue & Discourse

Used to write a lot more about science, tech, econ, politics etc. I spend my time reading and painting with exercise for good measure. Looking for more.