Green New WTF?: Podcast
Untethered from real-world constraints, progressive Democratic policy goes utopian.
Is it kind of missing the point to talk about what Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D–N.Y.) Green New Deal (GND) actually contains? That's the meta-question lurking just under the surface of the new Editors' Roundtable version of the Reason Podcast, featuring Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, Matt Welch, and Peter Suderman.
The Reason editors talk about the GND's contents, its role in Democratic Party ideological positioning, and how it reflects an increasingly utopian, fact-untethered age of political discourse. Along the way, they also assess recent exertions by possible 2020 presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D–Minn.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D–Mass.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D–Calif.), Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D–Texas), and former Libertarian Party vice presidential candidate Bill Weld. You can listen to the whole thing here:
Audio production by Mark McDaniel.
Relevant links from the show:
"Green New Deal—Same Old Progressive Policies," by Ronald Bailey
"How Much Will the Green New Deal Cost?," by Ronald Bailey
"Zoning Makes the Green New Deal Impossible," by Christian Britschgi
"Think the Green New Deal Is Crazy? Blame Intersectionality." By Robby Soave
"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Climate Change 'Our World War II,'" by Nick Gillespie
"Green New Deal Will Try Anything Except Nukes, Hydro, Markets…," by Ronald Bailey
"Kamala Harris Hopes You'll Forget Her Record as a Drug Warrior and Draconian Prosecutor," by Justin Monticello & Katherine Mangu-Ward
"Scandal-Plagued Sen. Amy Klobuchar Announces 2020 Presidential Run," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown