For your second paper, you will build on the skills developed in Unit 1 to produce a complex analysis of the Green New Deal. Whereas your Unit 1 essay focused narrowly on explaining and assessing Bregman’s case for UBI, your Unit 2 paper should synthesize a broader range of sources and perspectives to comment on the Green New Deal. Among the required sources:
1. The text of the Green New Deal legislation
2. Naomi Klein’s On Fire
3. Any one or more of the sources compiled in our discussion page
Additionally, your essay should use the conceptual toolkit we’ll develop in today’s class as a “lens” through which to interpret and comment on the above sources.
The goal of your essay is to advance a thesis regarding the Green New Deal as a policy for attaining sustainability or environmental justice. In developing your thesis, you should consider the strengths and weaknesses of the Green New Deal as it currently exists, as well as the directions it can/should be developed in moving forward.
The essay should be about 6-8 pages, double-spaced.