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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
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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

Episode 18: The New Abolitionism & Monetary Freedom (w/Delman Coates)

Learning from a faith based strategy to engage communities as advocates for heterodox monetary policy. read more
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Episode 17: Social Transformation Through ‘The Commons’ (w/ David Bollier)

How the commons give us a frame to think against enclosures and towards a next system. 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
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Policy Brief: Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

Against infrastructure strategies that depend on private investment and public-private partnerships (PPPs), Democracy Collaborative Fellow Ellen Brown, founder and president emeritus of the Public Banking Institute, shows how public strategies for investing in infrastructure can deliver far more at lower costs for the public good. read more
The Economy for the Common Good

The Economy for the Common Good

The fundamental failure of the present system is that economic success is measured strictly according to monetary indicators, such as the Gross Domestic Product for countries, or financial profit for businesses. read more
Towards a New, Green Economy

Towards a New, Green Economy

The objective of the green economy is to achieve a shared (socially just) and a lasting (environmentally sustainable) prosperity. read more