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Create a “VA for all” 

In our lifetime, it has perhaps never been clearer that we need a single, coordinated public healthcare system with equal access for all—a read more

System Change magazine highlights a year of bold ideas

The Democracy Collaborative and the Next System Project has published System Change, a magazine that captures the bold ideas and groundbreaking work of our leaders and scholars in 2019. read more
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Commitments to public pharmaceutical production in the Democratic primary

Our report Medicine For All: The Case for a Public Option in the Pharmaceutical Industry  argues that truly making pharmaceuticals accessible and affordable for all Americans will require public ownership of pharmaceutical production read more
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A National Pharmaceutical Research and Development Institute

To promote the execution of pharmaceutical R&D in the public interest, the US should establish a national pharmaceutical R&D institute for full-cycle drug development, which will help promote long-term access to medicines, reignite innovation, and ensure prioritization of public health 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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Medicine For All: The Case for a Public Option in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Democratic, public ownership of pharmaceutical development, production, and distribution in the U.S. is necessary to combat the increasingly harmful impacts of Big Pharma which decades of regulation have failed to counteract. read more
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The Index of Systemic Trends

One of the signs that a crisis is systemic, rather than purely political or economic, is that key indicators decline or stay the same regardless of changes in political power or business cycles. This first edition of the Index of Systemic Trends is an effort to quantify, track, and visualize this crisis. It shows the need to move in the direction of a new system that can and will produce better outcomes. read more
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Families and children in the next system

The United States ranks below most advanced countries when it comes to supporting children and families. This working paper explores how we can do better, through a new economic model that might better provide for flourishing families and children, both in the United States and around the world. 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