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No PG&E Bailout—Democratize Our Power

Public takeover of PG&E: A radically common-sense proposal

This is a key moment for the state of California to step in, take over, and design a utility system that centers affordability, reliability, resiliency and leadership on climate change. read more
Welding robots

The problem isn’t robots taking our jobs. It’s oligarchs taking our power

The focus on learning to program the robots that are taking our jobs is a trap. Organizing unions and developing pathways to ownership is the best way workers can address the anxiety of the so-called “automation age,” not chasing the labor market demands of elites. read more
A still from an animated video exploring the community banking model

Putting banking back in the hands of the people: The role of regional cooperative banks in community wealth building

One crucial player in the institutional landscape of all successful examples of community wealth building is a community bank. read more
Elizabeth Warren against a backdrop of pills

The Warren/Schakowsky public pharma bill: a good first step

Warren and Schakowsky’s bill, by putting public manufacturing for the public good on the table as a real option, represents an important advance, but there are further important opportunities to expand the scope and impact of public pharma that we should not neglect.  read more
Sunrise Movement Green New Deal demonstration Congress

The Green New Deal and the shift to a new economy

There is more at stake in the “Green New Deal” than protecting the planet from the threat of climate change; it’s also a chance to confront the inequities of the current economy. Johanna Bozuwa, research associate at The Next System Project; Anthony Torres, a campaign strategist at the Sierra Club; and Evan Weber, political director and co-founder of the Sunrise Movement, discuss the broader goals that the Green New Deal movement must achieve. read more
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Our Common Wealth: The return of public ownership in the United States

Public ownership is more widespread and popular in the United States than is commonly understood. Re-envisioned as participatory and responsive to community needs, it could be a critical piece of a democratic economy. read more
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Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth

Our time demands we meet the challenges inherent in an era of deepening despair and accelerating crises—political, ecological, and economic—that is also potentially the prehistory of transformative and fundamental systemic change. read more
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Elements of the democratic economy

An entry point for all those looking to understand the various building blocks of the democratic economy currently being constructed from the ground up in communities across our nation and around the world. read more
The Next System Podcast

The Next System Podcast

The Next System Podcast, hosted by Adam Simpson, features guests discussing movements, models, and pathways toward a new system. read more
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New Systems: Possibilities and Proposals

Truly addressing the problems of the twenty-first century requires going beyond business as usual – it requires “changing the system.” But what does this mean? And what would it entail? read more
Cover of book, superimposed on a map of the US

Our Common Wealth: The return of public ownership in the United States

Public ownership is more widespread and popular in the United States than is commonly understood. Re-envisioned as participatory and responsive to community needs, it could be a critical piece of a democratic economy. read more
Signs carried by marchers reading "El Pueblo Unido" and "United for Jobs Justice and Climate"

Taking climate action to the next level

Real climate leadership means taking on the root causes of climate change and other societal ills to change the system before we breach critical thresholds in temperature rises. Three groundbreaking and complementary interventions could start transforming the power structures that promote and enable our problematic energy and political economic systems: quantitative easing for the planet, public ownership for energy democracy, and anchor strategies for the energy transition. read more

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Welding robots

The problem isn’t robots taking our jobs. It’s oligarchs taking our power

The focus on learning to program the robots that are taking our jobs is a trap. Organizing unions and developing pathways to ownership is the best way workers can address the anxiety of the so-called “automation age,” not chasing the labor market demands of elites. read more
No PG&E Bailout—Democratize Our Power

Public takeover of PG&E: A radically common-sense proposal

This is a key moment for the state of California to step in, take over, and design a utility system that centers affordability, reliability, resiliency and leadership on climate change. read more
Municipal enterprise

Municipal enterprise

Municipal enterprises are businesses or services owned by local public authorities that provide services or generate revenue for local communities. read more
A still from an animated video exploring the community banking model

Putting banking back in the hands of the people: The role of regional cooperative banks in community wealth building

One crucial player in the institutional landscape of all successful examples of community wealth building is a community bank. read more
Elizabeth Warren against a backdrop of pills

The Warren/Schakowsky public pharma bill: a good first step

Warren and Schakowsky’s bill, by putting public manufacturing for the public good on the table as a real option, represents an important advance, but there are further important opportunities to expand the scope and impact of public pharma that we should not neglect.  read more
Sunrise Movement Green New Deal demonstration Congress

The Green New Deal and the shift to a new economy

There is more at stake in the “Green New Deal” than protecting the planet from the threat of climate change; it’s also a chance to confront the inequities of the current economy. Johanna Bozuwa, research associate at The Next System Project; Anthony Torres, a campaign strategist at the Sierra Club; and Evan Weber, political director and co-founder of the Sunrise Movement, discuss the broader goals that the Green New Deal movement must achieve. read more