A green ‘new deal’

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I am a little perturbed by the reactionary position taken by some on the right of the political spectrum, that the economic downturn is reason enough to shelve plans for ecological tax reform (e.g. the Liberal Party in Australia). On the contrary, the economic crisis is an opportunity to do something to engineer radical change, hence the appeal of what some people are referring to as the Green New Deal. The New Economics Foundation in the UK is one group that is doing some interesting work in this area.