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The US should be producing the HIV prevention drug its research helped create

We could just about end the spread of HIV if Truvada was affordable to everyone who should be taking it. This is why we need a public option to ensure broad, long-term access to essential medicines. read more
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Patterns for cooperative networks and associations

Scaling impact through replication, federation, functional specialization, and/or ad-hoc association. read more
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In These Times special issue features how a democratic economy can help in “getting to zero”

Taking public control of electric utilities and buying out fossil fuel companies remove major impediments to the green transition. read more
Resurgence of Public Ownership panel

The Resurgence of Public Ownership: A Transatlantic Exchange

Experts from both sides of the Atlantic discuss successful efforts to push back against privatization and reclaim the heritage of public ownership. read more
Robert Borosage, Mathew Lawrence, James Meadway

Congressional Progressive Caucus gets a lesson in ‘Corbynomics’

It’s one thing to offer a standard progressive attack against austerity with promises to increase spending to alleviate the pain caused by a deeply flawed economic system. read more
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What an empire built on Nazi collaboration says about our economy

The source of investment capital can be so opaque that even the direct inheritors of it do not understand its origins. read more

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Element of the Democratic Economy: Social Wealth Fund

Social wealth fund

A social wealth fund embraces the collective ownership of assets to provide services and democratically distribute resources within a society or community. read more
John Oliver on "Last Week Tonight" discusses workplace automation

What John Oliver Gets Wrong About Robots and Jobs

The darkly entertaining “Last Week Tonight” segment on workforce automation lacked a systemic critique of the power dynamics of automation and the environmental costs of relentless growth. read more

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Worker cooperative

Worker cooperatives

A worker cooperative provides for both democratic ownership and democratic governance of the workplace, unlike traditional businesses in which ownership is often antagonistic to the workers who create value for the firm. read more