Can The Socialism Label Hurt The Green New Deal?

Democratic socialism and regulated capitalism may outline similar policies, but could shape how GND resonates in different constituencies. ©NIVES DOLSAK

Does the fact that the most visible advocate of the Green New Deal, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, states she is a Democratic Socialist, impact chances of bipartisan political support for this policy? SMEA Professor and Associate Director Nives Dolšak and UW Director of the Center for Environmental Politics Aseem Prakash give three reasons why socialist framing could cause problems. Among them, socialist framing is bad politics, at least in America. Read why this is the case in their article for Forbes, “Can The Socialism Label Hurt The Green New Deal?