Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is built on lofty fantasies and poorly understands America’s reality, writes Jonathan Goldberg in the New York Post. She centers her plans on the notion that the fossil-fuel, dairy, meat and even nuclear industries need to be done away with in order to protect the planet. This is unfeasible while keeping the country’s best interests in mind. Ocasio-Cortez has also shown disdain for the work the government has already done to protect the environment. Her lack of desire to build on its successes shows an overly disruptive approach that will ultimately be very hard to implement with positive results.
The Green New Deal that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposes is highly necessary to make America and the world a better place, assert Kate Aronoff, Alyssa Battistoni, Daniel Aldana Cohen, and Thea Riofrancos in the Guardian. It addresses major issues like the environment as well as stagnant economic practices that hold us back. Regulating dirty industries that pollute the world is a solid step towards better conditions for all of humanity. Economically, the world is too unequal, currently. Social welfare and job opportunities need to be increased. Restructuring the current system that preys on the environment and the working class would be a great improvement.