Publication Date

3-15-2019

Document Type

Working Paper

Advisor

Professor John Hall

Journal of Economic Literature Classification Codes

H5, N42, O38

Key Words

Carbon Emissions, Global Warming, Green New Deal, New Deal, Public Policy

Abstract

This inquiry seeks to establish that the current proposal for a Green New Deal shares similarities and dissimilarities with Roosevelt´s New Deal. The House Resolution submitted to Congress at the beginning of 2019 proposes public policies that aim to address global warming, inspired by how Franklin Roosevelt´s New Deal addressed the Great Depression. The first part of this essay will analyze the origin and the main policies of Roosevelt´s New Deal. Moreover, the article will examine the policy foundations proposed on the Green New Deal House Resolution. Finally, the inquiry will try to understand the connections between the original New Deal and the Green New Deal, establishing its similarities and dissimilarities.

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/28896

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