A Green New Deal ideal for a country like Greece

The battle for the heart of the US Democratic Party is on, as Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren challenge the status quo by promoting radical policy programs such as a "Medicare for All" system and an energy transition from fossil fuels to renewables. Despite their differences, both candidates consult the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst for policy advising.

Professor Robert Pollin, founding co-director of PERI, was in Athens recently to deliver a speech titled "The Path to Global Climate Stabilization through a Global Green New Deal" at the Goulandris National History Museum, and Kathimerini caught up with him to learn more about the plan and its impact on different economic sectors. Its main goal is a zero emissions economy in the next 30 years.
On meeting Pollin, you immediately realize that the...

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