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Democratic Ownership

Nationalize Maddow

“Give them the Amtrak treatment”: Growing calls for widespread nationalization

We’ve been tracking how elected officials, organizers, activists, and policymakers have brought the potential of broad public ownership to combat the unfolding social, economic, and ecological crises into the center of the conversation. read more
A Green Stimulus to Rebuild the Economy

A green stimulus to rebuild the economy

An open letter for members of Congress from a group of climate and policy experts calls for “an ambitious Green Stimulus of at least $2 trillion” designed to accelerate a just transition away from fossil fuels and build a more resilient and sustainable society. read more

Stories

Low-income limited liability company

Low-profit limited liability companies

An L3C straddles the line between a nonprofit and for-profit venture, an enterprise with a profit goal that is subordinate to its charitable mission. read more
Community development financial institution

Community development financial institutions

CDFIs are committed to providing services that create and broaden economic opportunities in neighborhoods that have faced historical disinvestment. read more
Moms 4 Housing Oakland

Fighting gentrification and displacement: Emerging best practices

We profile some of the strategies communities and policymakers are using around the country to combat displacement and gentrification and to build and fortify community wealth. read more
The end of employee ownership at New Belgium

The end of employee ownership at New Belgium and why that matters

New Belgium Brewing was held up as a shining example of what could be possible through worker ownership. But its recent purchase by an international conglomerate raises questions about the best strategy and models for pursuing worker ownership. read more
Democratic public ownership panel

Ownership Futures: Towards democratic public ownership in the 21st century

The Democracy Collaborative and Common Wealth is undertaking a 2020 project to explore the frontiers of public ownership in the 21st century, particularly in the areas of digital infrastructure, data and platforms, intellectual property, and land and natural resources. The lead researchers explain the urgent need for their work. read more
Marjorie Kelly and Ted Howard speaking at Busboys and Poets.

On “The Making of a Democratic Economy” with Marjorie Kelly and Ted Howard

Majorie Kelly and Ted Howard have spent the past several months talking about their book, “The Making of a Democratic Economy.” They now share what they’ve learned and how it connects to the issues facing the country at the start of a new decade. read more
Protesters from the No PG&E Bailout Coalition

Power to the People: Winning public control of electric utilities

Alternatives to our broken corporate energy system are gaining traction—here’s a breakdown of where people are fighting back, and where they are winning public ownership of power. read more