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Movement Strategy & History

Aerial photo of many flooded houses in Houston after Hurricane Harvey.

After the Storms: Defeating Trumpism, Rebuilding America

White supremacists in the streets. Climate catastrophe unfolding on our coastlines. America is broken—how are we going to rebuild it? read more
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Episode 4: Darrick Hamilton on the racial wealth gap & the job guarantee

On the Next System Podcast, Darrick Hamilton discusses his work as a “stratification economist” on the racial wealth gap in the US and why we need a federal job guarantee. read more
A caterpillar turns into a chrysalis, and then into a butterfly.

Ep. 1: Gar Alperovitz & Gus Speth on the Next System

NSP Co-Chairs discuss the current political context and the pathways toward transformation. read more
Next Bolivia

Evo’s Bolivia: the Limits of Change

Landlocked Bolivia, South America’s economically poorest and most indigenous country, is a land of extremes, that often provides a striking reflection of regional political and social trends. The last eleven years of Evo Morales’ government is no exception. read more
Two chess pieces, a king and a pawn, atop unequal stacks of coins.

Reversing Inequality: Unleashing the Transformative Potential of an Equitable Economy

The US economy’s deep systemic inequalities of income, wealth, power, and opportunity are part of global inequality trends, but US-style capitalism and public policy make inequalities more acute. What are the systemic interventions needed to deconcentrate wealth and move towards a more equal America? read more

Prehistory

Why is the idea of prehistory important for thinking about systemic change? Are we in the prehistory of genuine systemic change, the prehistory of a Pluralist Commonwealth? read more
Everyday Movement Against Capitalism

Everyday Movement Against Capitalism

Alexander Riccio’s second place graduate entry in our Next System Project Essay Competition explores how “strategy and prefiguration complement each other as means to liberation.” read more
Frances Fox Piven: From Protest to Resistance

Frances Fox Piven: From Protest to Resistance

This conversation with renowned activist and professor Frances Fox Piven covers a variety of topics, including her theory on social movements and disruptive tactics, the growing movement for women’s rights, electoral politics, and the importance of resistance at the current moment. read more
Towards An Integrated Progressive Agenda

Towards An Integrated Progressive Agenda

We need an integrated progressive agenda that focuses on replacing the foundations on which domination systems have kept rebuilding themselves in different forms. read more