As the Coronavirus Pandemic leads into the Coronavirus Depression, our very survival depends on putting our people to work fighting the coronavirus; meeting the needs of all for food, shelter, healthcare, and other basic necessities; and reversing the destruction of the earth’s climate. LNS Policy and Research Director Jeremy Brecher has authored a series of commentaries proposing to do so through an Emergency Green New Deal.
- “As Workers Fight Coronavirus, They Are Laying the Basis for an Emergency Green New Deal” describes the need for emergency employment to meet the Coronavirus crisis and the economic devastation it is bringing to American workers; tells how worker action on the job, in the community, and in the political arena is already addressing that need; and explains how their action can be the start of an Emergency Green New Deal.
- “An Emergency Jobs Program for an Emergency Green New Deal” lays out a practical plan for a Green New Deal Jobs Program that can start right now.
- “Momentum Builds for Emergency Green New Deal Jobs” describes a cascade of new Green-New-Deal-style proposals for not only recovering from the Coronavirus recession, but using that recovery to address our longstanding problems of climate catastrophe and economic inequality.
- “The Coronavirus Depression and the Emergency Green New Deal” explores a program tailored to the realities of the economic emergency.