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Wealth Redistribution, Reparations, and the Green New Deal

The LEAP - YouTube Video, October 21, 2019

“There are all kinds of ways to raise financing [for the Green New Deal], including ways that attack untenable levels of wealth concentration and shift the burden to those most responsible for climate pollution. And it’s not hard to figure out who that is.” — Naomi Klein

What frameworks for wealth redistribution, grounded in historical injustice, can a Green New Deal offer? Advocates for a Green New Deal have argued that paying for it could create a fairer economy. From a global minimum corporate tax rate to ending fossil fuel subsidies, closing down tax havens, and implementing a wealth tax on billionaires, there is no shortage of options — and no shortage of money — to pay for this desperately needed transformation.

This webinar is the first of a 4-part virtual book club series on Naomi Klein’s new book On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal. For this meeting, we read the final chapter in the book: “Epilogue: The Capsule Case for a Green New Deal.”

Speakers:

  • Andres Bernal
  • Asad Rehman
  • Iimay Ho

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