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Gar Alperovitz on how change happens over “pizza and some beer”

Gar Alperovitz talks about how the democratic economy can come into being much as movements did in the 1960s: “Six friends get together and get some pizza and some beer.” read more
Election celebration outside White House, November 7, 2020

After Trump, before Biden: What’s next for the American left?

Trumpism—whether or not it morphs into a new form, with a new leadership or strategy—is something we still don’t understand properly. The outcome of this election shows we have a lot more work to do to ensure the Trumpers don’t have a continuing path forward. read more
YouGov/Democracy Collaborative 2020 poll

The popular mandate for a democratic economy in 2020

The 2020 poll by YouGov for The Democracy Collaborative shows broad support for innovative policies that lead to a reparative and sustainable economy in which wealth and power are shared broadly. read more
Solidarity economy

System Change: A basic primer to the solidarity economy

There is a great deal of confusion about both what socialism and capitalism mean. Here is a look at different systems or models of socialism, capitalism, and solidarity economy, a post-capitalist framework that emerged in Latin America and Europe in the 1990s. read more

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Gar Alperovitz speaking with Laura Flanders

Gar Alperovitz joins Laura Flanders for a conversation about “Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth”

On the latest episode of the Laura Flanders Show, Next System Project co-chair Gar Alperovitz sits down for a discussion of his new book and online resource, Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth. read more
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NYC Convening: Opening Plenary

This plenary opened the Next System Project’s 2016 NYC Convening. read more
A participant in the NYC Teach-in

Our Inaugural Teach-Ins: Highlights from NYC

Participants and workshop facilitators from one of the inaugural Next System Teach-Ins share their thoughts and visions for a “next system.” This NYC Convening served as a platform for students, faculty, and community to unite and build together. read more
Students standing behind a banner that reads "Divest Now"

Noam Chomsky on the power of student organizing

Can student and campus organizing catalyze systemic social, economic, and political change?  We asked Noam Chomsky to share his take with the networks of activists mobilizing around the Next System Project teach-ins this spring. read more

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Resources

The following organizations are part of the movement working towards discovering and creating systemic solutions to the systemic political, economic, social, and environmental problems in our world today. We understand that our current system is broken, now our task is to find solutions and end this period of crisis. read more
Prescriptions for economic renewal

Beyond COVID-19: Prescriptions for economic renewal

As we emerge from the shattered post-COVID-19 landscape, we must strive to make the economic recovery the starting point for a new economic system. We are hosting an ongoing symposium in which we float and test ideas for a more just, democratic, and resilient economy. read more

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Building community wealth globally: The Kigoma-Preston collaboration

Advancing the democratic economy in Tanzania with the help of an international politics of solidarity and co-creation. read more

Reports

Introduction: The Green Transition and the Next System

How we can—and must—put systemic transformation on the table in the climate discussion. read more
A forest devastated by clearcutting, with the cut trees faded in color to look like bones.

Addressing the Systemic Challenge at the Heart of Escalating Inequality and Environmental Destruction

Ted Howard’s remarks to the Environmental Funders Network in Cambridge, England, on February 2nd, 2018. read more

Next System Media: An Urgent Necessity

If we want a new economy and real democracy, we need to tackle the media question. Laura Flanders explores what a people-powered 21st century media ecosystem could look like at scale. read more