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The Preston Model for Economic Revival

Matthew Brown joins the Next System Podcast to talk about the community wealth building movement in the UK. read more
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The Crisis Next Time: Planning for Public Ownership as an Alternative to Corporate Bank Bailouts

When the next financial crisis hits, we need to be ready for more than another round of no-strings-attached bailouts and weak regulations that corporate finance can roll back a few years later. It’s time to put permanent public ownership on the table as a policy option for how we rescue banks that are still too big to fail. read more
British Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn

How UK Labour Party’s ‘Radical’ Plan for Economic Democracy Could Shake Global Politics

The Labour Party in the United Kingdom, under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, is advancing “a radical program for dismantling and displacing corporate and financial power in Britain” that could open up a revitalization of left politics globally, says a new read more
Panelists at the Politics of Land and Housing forum, from left: Jarrid Green, Laurie Macfarlane and Peter Gowan

Displacement Battles on Two Continents Show How We Can Reshape the Politics of Housing

Communities can do more than just put a Band-Aid on the problem of gentrification and displacement, and a panel of researchers who held a forum at the Democracy Collaborative’s offices in Washington discussed the best thinking and work happening on both sides of the Atlantic to keep housing affordable for everyone. read more
A pile of money

Money Matters! Why Monetary Theory and Policy Is a Critical Terrain For the Left

A discussion on a way out of the austerity trap that reveals how the obstacles to bold action at a national scale on jobs, healthcare, and climate are political, not economic. read more

Building the Democratic Economy, From Preston to Cleveland

The story of how the city of Preston in the UK got inspired by Cleveland’s Evergreen Cooperatives and helped launch a movement to build community wealth and a more 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
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

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Thomas Hanna on the Real News Network

Real News Network Explores How to Face The Next Financial Crisis

The United States is due for another financial crisis, and when it happens many of the underlying conditions will be worse than they were at the time of the 2008 financial crash, says Thomas Hanna, research director of the Democracy Collaborative and the author of the report, read more

The Preston Model for Economic Revival

Matthew Brown joins the Next System Podcast to talk about the community wealth building movement in the UK. read more
British Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn

How UK Labour Party’s ‘Radical’ Plan for Economic Democracy Could Shake Global Politics

The Labour Party in the United Kingdom, under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, is advancing “a radical program for dismantling and displacing corporate and financial power in Britain” that could open up a revitalization of left politics globally, says a new read more
Panelists at the Politics of Land and Housing forum, from left: Jarrid Green, Laurie Macfarlane and Peter Gowan

Displacement Battles on Two Continents Show How We Can Reshape the Politics of Housing

Communities can do more than just put a Band-Aid on the problem of gentrification and displacement, and a panel of researchers who held a forum at the Democracy Collaborative’s offices in Washington discussed the best thinking and work happening on both sides of the Atlantic to keep housing affordable for everyone. read more
Jeremy Corbyn and organizers of associated movements

The Road from Community Wealth to 21st Century Public Ownership In the US and the UK

From the town of Preston in the United Kingdom to the streets of Cleveland, Ohio and New York City, a new economics is emerging that is grounded in alternative models of ownership, ranging from city-level community wealth building to large-scale public read more
A pile of money

Money Matters! Why Monetary Theory and Policy Is a Critical Terrain For the Left

A discussion on a way out of the austerity trap that reveals how the obstacles to bold action at a national scale on jobs, healthcare, and climate are political, not economic. read more