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.
Lt. Governor David Zuckerman says we should focus on the challenges that face Working Vermonters. Many Vermonters are not benefiting from the state's economic growth. While the wealthiest have seen their incomes climb dramatically, working class Vermonters' incomes remain flat. We should pass legislation that will ease the struggle for many. Affordability is a coin with two sides: expenses and income.
Kate Logan, of Rights & Democracy, and Cathy Albisa of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI), discuss the need for a broad discussion and organizing leading to the creation of A New Social Contract: Collective Solutions Built by and for Communities.
Peter Knowlton, General President of the United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE), explains that Trump’s proposed tariffs are not an effective strategy for reviving American manufacturing jobs.