Remember the Green New Deal? Well, as it turns out, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was just getting started.
The New York Democrat recently released a new platform, the Just Society legislative package. The proposal includes five bills and one resolution. Its goal is to “build a just society to protect our communities and uplift our neighbors” and do so by “combat[ing] the greatest threats to our country, our democracy, and our planet: economic inequality and climate change.”
Taken in its entirety, Ocasio-Cortez's Just Society platform is a mix of pie-in-the-sky, utopian rhetoric and bad socialist policy. Policymakers should reject such an idealistic and collectivist approach to governance out of hand.