Robert Pollin

A Just Transition Now or Climate Disaster is Inevitable

A Just Transition Now or Climate Disaster is Inevitable

The IPCC report is a dire warning delivered with an urgency not expressed in previous reports. The key to climate politics is guaranteeing fossil fuel workers no loss in salary as sustainable energy replaces carbon-based fuel – and this would cost “a pittance”. Robert Pollin on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.

Modest Inflation is Good for Workers – Bob Pollin

Modest Inflation is Good for Workers – Bob Pollin

Will a large infrastructure plan create inflation? If inflation is linked to higher wages, that’s not bad for workers, says Pollin. Large increases in inflation have been linked to higher oil prices which are unlikely. What’s missing from the Biden plan is it doesn’t sufficiently address a just transition for fossil fuel workers. Bob Pollin joins theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.

The Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal – Bob Pollin
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The Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal – Bob Pollin

UMass Amherst professor and PERI Co-Director Robert Pollin discuss his latest book that he co-authored with Noam Chomsky, about the Global Green New Deal and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in addressing the climate crisis. Hosted by Rob Johnson on his podcast Economics and Beyond.

What is to be Done to Save the Planet  – Robert Pollin
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What is to be Done to Save the Planet – Robert Pollin

Robert Pollin and Noam Chomsky’s new book is titled, The Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet. In this segment, Bob lays out the policies that must be enacted in order to meet the targets set by the IPCC. Bob Pollin joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news podcast.

Climate Crisis Deciding Factor in Election – Robert Pollin
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Climate Crisis Deciding Factor in Election – Robert Pollin

Biden’s climate plan has serious defects but Trump’s aggressive climate denial must be defeated, says economist Robert Pollin, co-author with Noam Chomsky of Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet. Additionally, Pollin reveals that a Nobel- Prize-winning economist says that four degrees warming above pre-industrial levels would be “optimal” — something climate scientists consider cataclysmic. Robert Pollin joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news podcast.

Biden Not Phasing Out Fossil Fuel,  Relies on Carbon Capture – Robert Pollin
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Biden Not Phasing Out Fossil Fuel, Relies on Carbon Capture – Robert Pollin

While better than Trump’s climate denial, a review of the Biden climate plan reveals an over reliance on unproven carbon capture and far too limited investment in solar and wind. Biden positions the plan as part of rivalry with China instead of climate cooperation. Bob Pollin joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news podcast.

Full Employment Will Overcome Neoliberalism & the COVID-19 Jobs Crisis
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Full Employment Will Overcome Neoliberalism & the COVID-19 Jobs Crisis

Robert Pollin advocates a macroeconomic agenda centered on full employment. The decades long neoliberal attack on the working class is heightened with COVID-19. The world needs a New Deal to counter levels of unemployment and inequality last seen in the Great Depression.

Pollin: Nationalize Fossil Fuels and Create Public Banks
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Pollin: Nationalize Fossil Fuels and Create Public Banks

The collapse of oil prices is an opportunity for a public takeover of the fossil fuel industry and replace it with sustainable energy. As the depression deepens, it is also the time for large publicly owned banks to weaken the economic and political power of finance. Economist Robert Pollin joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news podcast

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