By Dick Jones
Our public discourse encourages us to believe that we live in a world of stark binary choices. Red state-blue state, liberal-conservative, capitalist-socialist. Nuance is so 20th century.
That’s the case with the attention given to the Green New Deal, the plan championed by New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts senator Ed Markey. While its centerpiece is a stimulus program with incentives to move the United States to 100% renewable energy by 2030, the Green New Deal also contains an “economic bill of rights” involving health care, employment, housing and college tuition.
As has become the norm in our nation, the public square argument over the Green New Deal is devoid of nuance. It will save us or sink us, we’re told, depending on our tribal affiliations.