Jobs Crisis & Environmental Crisis: The Answer to Both Is a Civilian Climate Corps

Source: In These Times
by Jeremy Mohler

“The Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure deal embraced by President Joe Biden appears to be a dud. Instead of taxing the rich to modernize America’s roads, water systems and other infrastructure, it promotes various forms of privatization. A summary released in late June about how new construction will be financed includes so-called ​’public-private partnerships,’, which are essentially high-interest loans to state and local governments that deliver massive returns for Wall Street banks, private equity investors and multinational financial firms. Also listed is a fringe policy idea called ​’asset recycling,’, which would incentivize states and cities to outright sell off public assets. Back in 2009, Chicago leased out its parking meters to investors as far away as Abu Dhabi for at least $1 billion under value, which has forced residents to pick up the tab ever since.” (07/14/21)

https://inthesetimes.com/article/civilian-climate-corps-green-new-deal-infrastructure-biden-bernie-sanders-aoc-sunrise-movement