Forget the Green New Deal. We need climate solutions from free-market moderates
Our climate change response should be based on free-market capitalism and personal choice, not coercion. We already know that these approaches work.
March 14, 2019
By Governor John Kasich
There's a lot of talk these days about the Green New Deal, a progressive Democratic response to the challenge of climate change. While it is intended to improve our environment, many Republicans and even some Democrats fear that it would stifle economic growth and kill jobs, set off a massive redistribution of wealth, and dangerously centralize federal government power.
But for all those problems, the Green New Deal is serving an important purpose by provoking a more vigorous level of public debate. We’ve finally reached a tipping point. Scientists, business leade...