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Democracy and Decentralization: UK Labour Leaders Reframe Socialism for the 21st Century

Gar Alperovitz

Gar Alperovitz

Co-Chair of The Next System Project more

Joe Guinan

Joe Guinan

Executive Director of the Next System Project more

Democracy & Governance Democratic Ownership

Bernie Sanders took the country by storm with his campaign and open discussion of socialism. But, where he fell short, in discussing ownership (and new forms of ownership), UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is picking up his slack and giving us hope to dream a bit bigger for political and economic change. Historian, political economist, and co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative and the Next System Project Gar Alperovitz and senior fellow at the Democracy Collaborative and executive director of the Next System Project Joe Guinan discuss Corbyn’s reframing of socialism for the 21st century and how the U.S. might follow suit in this article for Truthout.

A look at what’s brewing on the other side of the Atlantic gives us some reason to dream a little bigger about what might be possible and also politically viable here, especially given the new direction socialist thought is taking all around the world.

Read the full article at Truthout.

Gar Alperovitz

Gar Alperovitz

Co-Chair of The Next System Project more

Joe Guinan

Joe Guinan

Executive Director of the Next System Project more

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