An Ecosocialist Green New Deal

Howie believes that the way to interrupt climate change is through a plan of economic democracy that upholds the rights of humans and nature.  Read more below.

 

 

An Ecosocialist Green New Deal

Our ecosocialist Green New Deal encompasses two major programs, an Economic Bill of Rights and a Green Economy Reconstruction Program. The Economic Bill of Rights will finally fulfill President Roosevelt’s 1944 call upon Congress to develop programs to secure basic economic human rights for all.

The Green Economy Reconstruction Program will not only build a 100% clean energy system by 2030, but will reconstruct all economic sectors for ecological sustainability, from agriculture and manufacturing to housing and transportation.

The Economic Bill of Rights will be realized through ongoing programs of public provision. The Green Economy Reconstruction Program will be realized through a plan of public capital investments of 10 to 20 years depending on the sector.

Implementing the Green New Deal will require ecosocialism—social ownership in key sectors in order to democratically plan the coordinated reconstruction of all economic sectors for ecological sustainability.

We are now at work estimating a budget for this expansive Green New Deal—the costs and the sources of funding to pay for it. We will release that budget at a future date.

 

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Economic Bill of Rights
Job Guarantee
Basic Income Guarantee
Homes for All in Walkable Communities

  • Universal Rent Control
  • Public Housing
  • Regional Transit Systems
  • Electric Cars

National Health Service
Lifelong Free Public Education

  • Universal Pre-K and Childcare
  • Aid to Public Schools – reduce class sizes to 15
  • Free Public Higher Education – technical and academic
  • Student Loan Fund for Student Debt Relief

A Secure Retirement

Green Economy Reconstruction Program

Interstate Renewable Electricity System

  • Public Power Utilities
  • Nationalize Big Oil and Gas

Interstate High-Speed Rail System
Green Buildings

  • Heat Pumps
  • Solar Roofs
  • Energy Efficiency

Interstate High-Speed Internet System
Infrastructure Reconstruction
Green Manufacturing
Agriculture and Rural Reconstruction
Civilian Conservation Corps
Zero-Waste Recycling
Peace Conversion
Just Transition Fund
Global Green New Deal

How We Pay For it All

Cuts to Military Spending
Cuts to Tax Loopholes
Progressive Taxes

  • Lift the Social Security Payroll Tax Cap
  • Cuts to Corporate Welfare, starting with Fossil Fuel Subsidies
  • Financial Transactions Tax
  • Progressive Personal Income Tax Reform
  • Progressive Corporate Income Tax Reform
  • Corporate Assets Tax
  • Progressive Wealth Tax
  • Progressive Estate Tax

Ecological Taxes

  • Progressive Carbon Tax with Graduated Rebates to Low- and Middle-Income People
  • Land Value Tax
  • Severance Taxes on the Extraction of Natural Resources, including Fossil Fuels, Minerals, and Timber
  • Steering Taxes on Emissions, Effluents, Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste, and other Pollution

Public Banks

  • Nationalize the Federal Reserve as Public Monetary Authority
  • Nationalize Biggest Banks
  • Capitalize Local and State Public Banks

Howie Hawkins 2020

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