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On the Green New Deal, nationalization, and class politics

Transitioning to ecological sustainability

In a Jacobin piece, author Thomas Hanna lays out a brief history of nationalization in the U.S and asserts that democratizing industry is as American as apple pie. Beginning in World War I, with the nationalization of arms manufacturers and telephone and railroad companies, public ownership of industry has been practiced in U.S. governance for over a century.

Publication date: 2021-02-01
Parent publication: ZNet
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