it does not matter if capital is held by private corporations or by the state or by a political party. The end result remains the same. The Earth bears the scars from this brand of economic efficiency. And people live within that growing scar tissue.
First, there's plenty of money for everyone to get the benefits that they want. There's absolutely no need to have debates about raising taxes, deficits or MMT. All such arguments are distractions. If we want to pay for things like Medicare for All, Free College, or the Green New Deal, we need look no further than the coffers of the Transnational Corporate Class.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her co-sponsors have done what environmental activists and justice workers have been trying to do for at least the twenty years that I've been involved in such issues. They have taken this audacious dream and turned it into a mainstream discussion.
The real Scott Pruitt scandal is not the extravagant trips and the sill phone booths. The real scandal is how he is trying to shepherd us into an environmental dark age the likes of which humanity has never seen.
my Martian friend is confused as to why the very earthling institutional structure tasked with the job of "Protecting the Environment"...would pursue policies that actually harm the environment.
At this point, those who suffer from catastrophic climate events must be considered victims of the pro-corporate propaganda machine designed to deny reality in the face of science.