In our world, the government will often want people to see the good things in their country instead of the details including poverty, racial discrimination, social and economic issues, and so much more. During the Great Depression, the New Deal was created by the government and stated that it would bring a new light to the situation. Even though a solution to the great depression was guaranteed by the government, and most believed that this plan would work, there were still people who doubt that this plan could succeed, but they had good reasoning behind this opinion. A more recent event called the New Green Deal is a series of proposals for economic simulations in the United States to address climate change and economic inequality.
Citizens are trying to get the government to address this idea because the small incremental, they call solutions, are not good enough for the people. In a recent report from the IPCC state that, due to climate change, humanity only has a little over a decade before catastrophic climate changes become unavoidable. The Republican party ignores this concern, but the Democratic party is trying to take a closer look into the details of the situation. Now, many people are trying to bring awareness, and even the freshman Democrat from New York made a speech on how they are willing to fight for the people so they can bring justice to all of these problems including social, economic, and racial events. The New Green Deal refers to the New Deal created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to the Great Depression in 1929. Both situations are similar in ways of how the government tries to solve their economic and social issues, including the unfortunate stock market crash during the Great Depression. The New deal was a series of projects and programs that helped bring a new light to the Great Depression. In the New Deal, some programs that were created to improve the Great Depression included the AAA (agricultural adjustment association), which was a group that attempted to raise the crop prices by controlling the production through cash subsidies to farmers. In my opinion, even though this plan might have gained a lot of money, overall this plan is trying to trick consumers into buying more crops by paying farmers to purposely stop producing crops so that there would be a higher demand. Even though I do not agree with some of the ways programs tried to deal with the Great Depression, there are other projects that gave awareness and solutions to the issues.
One of these programs was titled the CCC. The CCC was an organization that put many Americans to work during the Great Depression that created environmental benefits. The CCC (civilian conservation corps) also known as “Roosevelt’s Tree Army”, were open to unmarried male citizens between the ages 18 and 26. The people that participated in this program would be paid 30 dollars a month and they would occasionally be given basic vocational education. These men built natural refuges, fish rearing facilities, and even animal shelters to help encourage people to go and enjoy America’s natural resources. This really helped the depression because many people’s spirits were low and many doubt there was a solution. A more current event that relates to the 1929 new Deal, is the New Green Deal, and the overall reason for the New Green Deal is the aim to address climate change and economic inequality. The New Green deal has some of the same ideas to solve some economic and social issues in our country as the New Deal because it also includes different programs that help address economic and even geographical problems. The New Green Deal (NGD) includes a similar economic approach as the New Deal for renewable and resource efficiency. This New Green Deal lead by Achim Steiner aims to create jobs and businesses in green industries because they believe that global warming is becoming a problem.
Many Democratic politicians want to support policies that would help and reduce climate pollution, but the policies do not add up to a comprehensive solution. This relates back to the origin New Deal since some groups did try and help solve some issues throughout the Great Depression, but some just didn’t seem to have an overall purpose or solution. As a result, activists were displeased and this caused the New Green Deal. Overall, the New Deal and the New Green Deal both have similar ideas of addressing social and economic issues throughout our country, but this time, the New Green Deal is not being helped out too much by our government. If the Republican party still decides to ignore these issues, our economy and our world are going to crash by the next decade. America might have great views, and an interesting lifestyle, good businesses and jobs, but behind the mask, we are a large mess that is sooner or later going to be burning down. Global warming is catching up to us, and we need to act fast or when the time comes, we don’t want it to be too late. The New Deal was a great way to spread awareness to the social and economic issues that were happening at the time because almost everyone tried to help out and do their part to bring a new light to their situation.
On the other hand, I personally believe that the New Green Deal is a great start to dealing with these issues, but to make the New Green Deal work, they need to get more people aware about these economic world issues that are present. To Conclude, The New Deal leading up to the New Green Deal were both organizations and projects that really helped out our world today and bring all of the issues that were put aside come out into the light for the world to see. Without the New Deal, the Great Depression probably would have lasted a lot longer than it would without the projects and organizations. I hope that the New Green Deal starts to gain more followers and activists that can truly bring solutions to our world because we are trying to look for a brighter future and a peaceful world. For that to happen, we cannot be blind and we must find solutions so that when we wake up every day, we can wake up to an even more utopian society.