This section of our Web site covers four subjects:
- Our Democracy: Carbon taxes and other climate policies must be considered and enacted in the real world of political power, marked, especially now (2021), by severe structural imbalances that prevent majority-backed ideas from being debated, voted, and passed. This page discusses the crisis in U.S. political institutions and possible ways forward, including curtailing or ending the filibuster.
- Green New Deal: The ambitious climate rubric, built around massive public investment with millions of new jobs converting the American economy to a clean-energy system, that has taken center stage in progressive policy circles.
- Wealth Taxes: Increased taxing of extreme wealth, including but not limited to billionaire profiteering during the Covid-19 pandemic, can be both a source of funding for the Green New Deal and a key means to make American society more just and democratic.
- Covid-19: A page presenting writings about the pandemic that touch on the climate crisis and the future of our species.