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EconomicPolicyJournal.com: WARNING: The ‘Green New Plan’ Has All the Elements of an Old Soviet Union GOSPLAN

Posted by M. C. on January 23, 2019

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2019/01/warning-green-new-plan-has-all-elements.html#more

WARNING: The ‘Green New Plan’ Has All the Elements of an Old Soviet Union GOSPLAN

Richard Ebeling emails:

Dear Bob,

I have a new article on the website of the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) on, “The Green New Dealers and the New Socialism.”

How quickly it seems to be forgotten what “socialism-in-practice” was really like in many places around the world in the 20th century, considering the rebirth of advocacy of a new “democratic socialism” by many in contemporary America. This is reflected in the proposal for a “”Green New Deal.”

Have no doubt, if implemented, this Green New Deal will result in a comprehensive system of government central planning by those determined to “save the planet” from “climate change” and wanting to remake society according to a collectivist agenda of social justice based on the new tribalism of “identity politics.”

It is all the same old ideological wine poured into new political bottles labeled with the names of people like recently elected Democrat Party Congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is pushing hard for this Green New Deal. Industry and agriculture, manufacturing and employment throughout the economy would be placed under a Congressional committee that serving as an American form of the Soviet Union’s GOSPLAN, or central planning agency.

I explain how and why this would entail the imposing of a strict totalitarian system of economic control and command, which would soon extinguish the remnants of personal liberty and freedom of enterprise in the United States. And why it would create a political and bureaucratic elite that would expect all of us to obediently and happily produce the wealth that they desire to extract, spends, and waste in the pursuit of their collectivist dreams of a new socialist America.

Friends of freedom should not be complacent in the face of this new drive for a socialist and centrally planned United States. It portends a “green” road to serfdom for America.

Best,

Richard

The Green New Dealers and the New Socialism
By Richard M. Ebeling

 

The philosopher George Santayana is credited with the phrase “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Never was that truer than today in the face of the reborn belief in some notion of a “democratic” socialism and its companying idea of government-directed planning and redistribution. It’s as if the entire experience of the 20th century has been erased from the memory of humankind…

Be seeing you

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Is that Sean Penn?

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