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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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The commons

The Commons

The commons are collective resources—encompassing things as varied as land, seed banks, and open-source software—managed by self-organized social systems under mutually acceptable terms. read more
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Bioneers: Why we need a next system and how we build it

Join Next System Project co-chair Gar Alperovitz for a special keynote address and followup panel at this year’s Bioneers conference, exploring the intersections of ecological action and systemic economic change. read more
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Join The Next System Project

Our work at the Next System Project is guided by a simple premise: systemic problems require systemic solutions. The big problems we see around us that cut across the spectrum of our national life reflect an economy and a politics that is failing the vast majority of people. read more

Episode 24: The Antidote to the Amazon Economy

Stacy Mitchell, Co-Director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) joins Adam Simpson and special co-host Katie Parker to discuss how locally-minded economics would change our communities. read more

Episode 23: Community Control of Land and Housing

The Democracy Collaborative’s Senior Research Fellow, Jarrid Green, joins the Next System Podcast to discuss his new report on community control of land and housing, which includes a discussion of actionable policies that cities can take to push back against gentrification and build community wealth. read more
The Constitutional Turn

The Constitutional Turn: Liberty and the Cooperative State

The English-speaking left has long tended to neglect questions of constitutional design. That should change. read more
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Truthout: “Fossil fuels are next in line for a bailout – here’s how we respond”

Conditions are ripe for a fossil fuel industry bailout that parallels the financial industry bailouts of 2008-2009. read more

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Democratic energy utility

Democratic Energy Utility

Democratic energy utilities are nonprofits run by the public or community members in a way that enables their engagement in decision-making and distributes ownership. read more