The unfolding climate crisis demands that we make an urgent and just transition to a green economy. The question many are asking is, “How will the U.S. government pay for this transition?” In this talk we learn how the U.S. has used “modern money” since we came off the gold standard in 1971, which offers substantial new options which have not been utilized. Modern monetary theory can be used by the
federal government to create new green jobs, build a green economy, and fund social programs in a surprisingly affordable and complete way.
Randy Mandell works on Modern Money Revolution, a
campaign of 1 Sustainable Planet and 350Seattle.org, and
actively works for climate recovery.

Recorded 11/12/17 at Prospect Congregational United Church of Christ, Seattle. Thanks to The Faith and Climate Team.

 

 

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