Daily Archives: March 5, 2019

Robert N. Pollin, Distinguished Professor in economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, comments in a news story about the Green New Deal legislation.

Robert N. Pollin, Distinguished Professor in economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, comments in a news story about the Green New Deal legislation introduced in Congress that calls for “net-zero greenhouse gas emissions” through a 10-year “national mobilization” and the political controversy it has generated. He says it is good that this series of interrelated issues are being brought up but also says to accomplish these goals requires financial aid and retraining for people working in the fossil-fuel industries, which would shrink. “It needs to be done, and it can be done. But it needs to be done judiciously,” Pollin says. (The New Yorker, 3/4/19)