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Green New Deal as a New Course of Development

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WASHINGTON – February 12, 2019

Since American political fashion inevitably affects the global information field, and US economic decisions inevitably affect the world economy, we should be prepared: Influential American political circles have put forward a new program and ideology, which can be conventionally called the Green New Deal (GND), and its support has already been expressed by the main players of the US Democratic Party.

The new program name is a reference to the name of the economic New Deal policy of President Roosevelt, as well as a hint that the new democratic President should become a "new Roosevelt,” which will lead the country out of the economic crisis, save the world from environmental disaster and reformat American society. There are very serious reasons to believe that Americans, as always, will try at least to advertise, and as a maximum to impose their new ideology around the world, especially since its attractiveness is difficult to overestimate: It offers an economic utopia in which even those who don't wish to work, should have state-guaranteed access to money, decent housing, clean food and other social benefits.

Green New Deal as a New Course of Development

The practice of color revolutions and successful financial pyramids reveal that a significant part of the world's inhabitants, regardless of gender, age and citizenship, are ready to believe in the most insane promises in the event that they sound sufficiently convincing, and the utopia and income that they are offered are quite tempting.

It is for this reason, as Fox News reported, that the likely candidates for the presidency in 2020 are in a hurry to support the Green New Deal, that is, politicians have noticed a good story that will allow them to mislead a lot of voters, and are trying to work themselves into this new trend.

The Green New Deal itself is initially a program of radical economic and social reforms proposed by Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes’ staff, investing enormous political and media establishment resources to promote it.

Politics is very similar to show business in the sense that if there’s suddenly a new, young and attractive singer with swarms of fans and all the doors being opened to to her, that means there is a very rich and influential producer or company behind her.

The GND plan was promoted through the media and social networks so intensively that it seemed that the election campaign had already begun. However, most of the audiences, already believing in the approaching utopia, have actively engaged in its free political advertising in social networks.

The new political movement' essence can be reduced to a list of specific proposals, the brightest of which are worthy of a separate discussion.

First, America over the next ten years is invited to completely abandon “dirty energy,” that is, the energy produced by oil, gas or coal. Moreover, it is also expected to abandon the peaceful atom and a full transition only to "green energy,” although the authors of the plan recognize that in ten years they probably will not have time to close all the nuclear power plants--but they’re required to begin the process as soon as possible. As the ultimate goal, states propose a total rejection of cars with internal combustion engines and the transfer of the entire fleet to electric cars.

The most attractive element of the plan for voters is its social orientation. The following measures are envisaged to achieve social justice: All Americans, even those who don't want to work, will be provided with enough money to feel economic security. Moreover, all Americans are promised decent housing and lifelong permission to free education and healthy food.

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But most importantly, GND drafters argue that if the plan is implemented, then every American will receive a state-guaranteed workplace, which causes a storm of delight in part of the audience.

Among other things, the Green New Deal FAQ stipulates that every American would be guaranteed the following:

  1. a job with family-sustaining wages, family and medical leave, vacations, and retirement security
  2. high-quality education, including higher education and trade schools
  3. high-quality health care
  4. safe, affordable, adequate housing
  5. economic security to all who are unable or unwilling to work

On the main question, that is the question of whom and how will pay for all this, the Ocasio-Cortes’ team gives an answer very popular among politicians of the Democratic Party:

"(We will Finance Green New Deal) the same way we paid for the New Deal, the 2008 bank bailout and extended quantitative easing programs (the program of the US Federal Reserve to repurchase from the market toxic financial instruments that contributed to the 2008 crisis). The same way we paid for World War II and all our current wars. The Federal Reserve can extend credit to power these projects and investments and new public banks can be created to extend credit. There is also space for the government to take an equity stake in projects to get a return on investment. At the end of the day, this is an investment in our economy that should grow our wealth as a nation, so the question isn’t how will we pay for it, but what will we do with our new shared prosperity."

You don't have to be a great economist to feel that a scheme in which dollars are printed for payments for nothing, as well as for the construction of wind turbines and electric cars instead of closed nuclear power plants and banned cars with gasoline and diesel engines, is not the way to prosperity, but to economic collapse.

Moreover, we should not forget that all the wars and financial fraud, the financing of which refer to the authors of the program, for the United States were not items of expenditure, and business projects--they earned them, repeatedly beating their investments. What is only the Second World War, after which all US geopolitical rivals (even among the winners) lay in ruins, and the Americans could easily capture the markets, reformat the "dollar standard" the entire world trading system and so on?

If we consider that, in addition to such bold proposals, the Green New Deal authors openly regret that in ten years they're likely not to have time to ban cows (which, it turns out, provoke global warming) and planes (because of the same global warming), it creates a feeling that, in the case of coming to power in 2020, a Democratic candidate, the American economy will begin such processes that the destructiveness can be compared only with the damage of individual countries in the dashing nineties.

And here it's impossible to get rid the idea that this is what the "producers," or, in short, the financiers of this strange political project want: They are looking for (and, apparently, have already found) a scapegoat for the upcoming American economic crisis. If the US economy is already in a bad state, and the crisis (which will come regardless of what will be the economic program of the next President) is already inevitable, then why not make it so that the left,  supporters of "social justice" and radical environmental policy, is guilty of this systemic crisis?

This is a very good and far-sighted move for those who are going to rule the United States after the crisis. The problem is that according to the old tradition, Washington will try to tighten the rest of the planet into this crisis. And here the main thing is that the citizens and elites of other countries are not tempted by the ideology of a new pseudo-thriving program. The Green New Deal could be a real Trojan horse for unrealistic and ruinously expensive economic proposals that have little to do with stopping climate change. In this case, free cheese is only in a mousetrap, even if that cheese is organic, eco-friendly and socially fair.

Author: USA Really