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Prevent Another Economic Meltdown With A European Green New Deal

This article was first posted on Social Europe on 4 October 2018:
n the acres of recent coverage about the causes of the Lehman Brothers collapse and how to ensure it doesn’t happen again, there was much emphasis on changing the EU’s economic imperatives away from austerity policies that contributed to Brexit, the rise of the extreme [...]

Greening the economy

The letter was in The Observer on 30 September:
Will Hutton is correct that public resistance to austerity and increasing support for tax and spend should provide a huge opportunity for Labour, but that its present stance on Brexit could keep it from power (“In Britain’s chaotic rail system – as elsewhere – we need a [...]

Corbyn’s green job revolution

This letter was published by the Guardian on 27 September:
Jeremy Corbyn’s speech had three crucial and interlinked components: the need to transform the economy, to prioritise improving conditions in the “left-behind” areas, and a call for a “green jobs revolution in every nation and region”. But your editorial (27 September) made the common mistake of emphasising wind [...]

Cross party support for the Green New Deal

This letter was in the Guardian this morning, referring to the new Green New Deal report:
Ten years ago this week the Lehman Brothers collapse heralded the worst global economic crisis since the 30s, the political, economic and social effects of which are still being felt today. To help ensure that these adverse trends are reversed it [...]

Jobs in Every Constituency – the promise of the Green New Deal

The Green New Deal Group has launched a new report this morning. This is a summary:
Jobs in Every Constituency
A Green New Deal Election Manifesto
Background
To return a sense of hope for the future and economic security for all, the government and all political parties need urgently to consider embracing a ‘jobs in every constituency’ Green New [...]

How we can save some of the jobs destroyed by rise of the machines

This letter was published in The Guardian on 10 August 2018:
Kim and Nick Hoare’s heartfelt call for a cross-party action programme for tackling climate change is crucial (Letters, 9 August).
Yet there is a way that the UK could contribute to substantially reducing its domestic carbon emissions while addressing the other serious threat of rapid and ubiquitous automation [...]

The Green New Deal and automation

This letter was published in the Guardian on 4 May 2018:
John Harris is right to say the left has articulated no comprehensive answer to the existing and future threats posed to employment by automation. Key to this must be prioritising labour-intensive sectors that are difficult to automate, such as health, education and elderly care. Equally [...]

Brexit offers an opportunity for the Green New Deal

Reposted from Tax Research UK and written by Green New Deal member Richard Murphy:
The Guardian has something decidedly right in its editorial today, saying:
When running for the Labour leadership, Jeremy Corbyn wanted a “people’s quantitative easing” to boost the economy. It was frostily dismissed in 2015 as being forbidden by provisions in the Lisbon treaty. If we leave [...]

Robots and the Green New Deal

This letter was in The Guardian on 26 November 2017:
Your editorial on productivity and robots repeated the cliche that automation does cost jobs, but more are created. The problem with this is that the new jobs are frequently in different places from where they are lost and require very different skills, hence exacerbating the problems [...]

QE is staggering on – and is in need of change

This letter was in the New Statesman (which is nicknamed the Staggers):