WHAT’S THE FUSS OVER THE ‘GREEN NEW DEAL’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the lightning rod of conservative talk shows after introducing a Green New Deal resolution to Congress. The concept is not new. Thomas Freidman coined the idea of a Green New Deal in his book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded in 2007 and British economist Richard Murphy founded the Green New Deal Group the same year. Yet, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s resolution has been met with overwhelming skepticism and mockery from the right. The Green New Deal that Ocasio-Cortez has submitted to Congress can be download on this link and recommends action in Read More …

TCK (Third Culture Kid) now Consultant

So while working at the United Nations in NYC, I met Matthew Carpenter, who like my own children, grew up a Third Culture Kid. Matt’s parents are Asia specialists. His father, Bruce Carpenter, is an expert on Chinese poetry and art history. His mother, Juliet Winters Carpenter, is an internationally recognized literary translator. Matt was their first child and named in a nod to Matthew Perry and Edwin Reischauer, two men who made signal contributions to Japanese-American relations. I went to university in Japan in the ’70s and my wife is Read More …