A Libertarian Approach to the Green New Deal

Hold your cows, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s Green New Deal actually wouldn’t make enough of a global impact to matter. 

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Libertarian Green New Deal

Join Paul, Joe Verruni, and Peter Van Doren as they discuss why the Green New Deal is neither particularly “green,” all that “new,” nor all that great of a “deal.” However, there is a libertarian response to the Green New Deal that doesn’t just consist of “bah humbug.” There are market-based solutions that can more effectively and sustainably address carbon emissions and other environmental pollution. To illustrate that point, the hosts discuss fascinating new applications of energy storage tech that attempt to solve the “duck curve” problem limiting the adoption of renewable energy sources like wind and solar.

Should we be concerned when both political parties agree? How should libertarians think about the Green New Deal? What is the goal of the Green New Deal? How can we change emitting behavior through mechanisms other than those proposed in the Green New Deal? Will the Green New Deal take away your car (or your cows) entirely?

Further Reading:

The Impossible Green Dream of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, written by Michael Grunwald

The New York Times is trying hard to clean up after AOC’s Green New Deal Mess, written by Becket Adams

The ‘Duck Curve’ Is Solar Energy’s Greatest Challenge

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