class 20 strike4climate, AOC

  1. Richard Smith. Capitalism and the destruction of life on Earth:  Six theses on saving the humans.  Real World Economics Review, 2013.  pp. 125-142, 144-150 (pdf 1-18,  20-26).
  2.  Students around the world go on climate strike.  Guardian  March 15, 2019 [1.51]

  1.  Students across the globe to skip school for climate change strike.  CBS This Morning.  CBS This Morning.  Mar 14, 2019  [3.58]

  1.   “Change Is Closer Than We Think.’ Inside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Unlikely Rise.  Charlotte Alter, Time. March 21, 2019.
  2. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Explains Why The Green New Deal Is About More Than Climate.  MSNBC, March 29, 2019. [15.37]

  1. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bringing Moral Courage to American Politics. The Daily Show.  July 29, 2018. [14.55]

Response questions – written response required

  1. For the Richard Smith article about capitalism and climate crisis (#1), summarize his discussion of the problem, its causes, and alternatives in terms of values and social-political practices.  Include one sequence – a sentence or several – that conveys a meaning that seems particularly significant.
  2. What are your responses to the mobilizations against climate crisis by high school youth around the world and Alexandria-Ocasio Cortex (AOC) in her advocacy of a Green New Deal?  Here’s some specific prompts to which you might respond:
  • What are these youth saying? What’s their distinctive societal force?
  • How to explain the rapid spread of the high school student climate strikes?
  • How to explain the viral appeal of AOC and the political ideas she articulates including the Green New Deal and democratic socialism?
  • Questions?

Written assignments should be single-spaced & typed in Times New Roman or Arial (size 12 font), 1-inch margins all around. PROOFREAD!  Include a heading (single-spaced) with name, date, and assignment title.