Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Radio Nation with Laura Flanders: For Real Change, Vote Green?

This week on RadioNation with Laura Flanders, green jobs and the green party. Van Jones of Green for All (he's the real deal) discusses his new book and explains how a robust "green collar" economy can lift us out of our current financial crisis.

Somebody somewhere the other day was bemoaning the lack of a non-military Keynsianism as the mechanism necessary to actually restore a sound footing to the economy. Van Jones makes vital suggestions about accomplishing this via givernment investment in the greening of the country. Infrastructure is the key, of course. It will provide millions of mid-range/mid-skill/mid-pay jobs for a renaissance of the 'middle class.'

Plus, Green Party vice presidential nominee Rosa Clemente makes her case for the Green Party ticket, and Tom Engelhardt discusses the links between Afghanistan, Iraq and the bailout. Click here to listen to the broadcast. It's only about 30 minutes...worth it.

And definitely check out Van Jones' plans, ideas, and enterprises. Hunter and Amory Lovins, of the Rocky Mountain Institute, have done interesting work in this area too.

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