Economic analyst Doug Henwood warns that This Downturn Could Be Worse Than the Early 1930s, but it’s also an opportunity to emerge from this crisis as a better country. Meagan Day, co-author of Bigger Than Bernie: How We Go from the Sanders Campaign to Democra
Jack Rasmus, author of The Scourge of Neoliberalism: US Economic Policy From Reagan to Trump, discusses the global financial asset deflation underway: prelude to next great recession and the impact of COVID-19 on the working class.
Robert Pollin, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and founding co-director of its Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), explains that the Green New Deal isn’t just about saving the planet; it’s about doing so in a way that builds the power of working people and erodes inequality.
Howie Hawkins, a leading Green Party candidate for president, explains that 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. The Green New Deal encompasses an Economic Bill of Rights and a Green Economy Reconstruction, and Howie explains how we would pay for it.
Bhaskar Sunkara , author of The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality and founder and editor of the socialist publication Jacobin, answers What Is Democratic Socialism?, draws lessons from socialism's mixed history, and presents a vision for its future.