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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal and the Growing Threat of Socialism (Guest: Justin Haskins)

January 14, 2019

Justin Haskins, executive editor at The Heartland Institute, says the Green New Deal proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, increasingly embraced by leaders in the Democratic Party, is a dangerous foothold of socialism.

Justin Haskins warns the Green New Deal that would, among other things, abruptly end the use of fossil fuels, implement government run health care, and institute a universal living wage, is the first radical step to make less extreme leftist policy proposals seem moderate in comparison. Justin believes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is setting the U.S. further down the dangerous rabbit hole of socialism. The battle over socialism in the U.S. is a moral battle that conservatives and libertarians must win if our country is to avoid the evils embraced in Venezuela, North Korea, and Cuba with the resulting decline in health, wealth, and freedom associated with it.

Justin Haskins is the Editorial Director and a Research Fellow at The Heartland Institute. @JustinTHaskins
H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.