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A Nobel Prize-winning cancer therapy will be unaffordable for most Americans. Public pharmaceuticals can help change that.

This year’s Nobel Prize in medicine for work on cancer immunotherapies should remind us that life-saving innovations are financially out of reach for most patients in the United States. That’s why we need public pharmaceutical companies that could affordably produce and distribute these medications. read more
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Public Pharmaceuticals As An Antidote to Big Pharma’s Market Failure

Drug-resistant “superbugs” are predicted to kill more people per year than cancer by 2050. read more
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It’s Time for a Public Option in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Drug companies are hated for a reason—they exist to maximize profits, not make us healthier. It’s time to put them under public control. read more

Episode 14: The Job Guarantee & Social Justice (w/ Pavlina Tcherneva)

Why guaranteeing everyone a job can both win crucial gains for all workers and build power to meet community needs. read more

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Soul Fire Farm: Feeding the Soul, Growing Community

A farm in upstate New York is dedicated to addressing the painful history of farmwork to Black people in the US, while also growing fresh vegetables and community surrounding it. read more

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A New Hedonism: A Post-Consumerism Vision

We know we have to consume less. But a real systemic alternative would make this the more attractive option. read more
Well-being Economy: A Scenario for a Post-growth Horizontal Governance System

Well-being Economy: A Scenario for a Post-growth Horizontal Governance System

In a well-being economy, the money system will need to follow the same distributed model of governance as the economy itself, in order to provide appropriate levels of economic stimulus and control at local, national, and international levels. read more
A Civic Economy of Provisions

A Civic Economy of Provisions

The framework of a civic economy of provision integrates the three basic practices of any human community: providing for one another, protecting one another, and creating meaning together. read more
Whole Systems Change

Whole Systems Change

What kind of social configuration supports the expression of our human capacities for consciousness, caring, and creativity—or, alternately, our capacities for insensitivity, cruelty, and destructiveness? read more