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A dramatic swirling whirlwind.

Polanyi against the whirlwind

Thomas Hanna

Thomas Hanna

Director of Research at The Democracy Collaborative more

Joe Guinan

Joe Guinan

Executive Director of the Next System Project more

Movement Strategy & History

In a historic moment of systemic crisis, senior fellow at the Democracy Collaborative and executive director of the Next System Project Joe Guinan and the Democracy Collaborative’s director of research Thomas Hanna call on the left to present a radical new political economy in this article for Renewal. Although deeply challenging, this period of social, economic, political, and environmental disaster presents a moment that could very well spur the left into much needed action to create the next system.

Decades of ceaselessly expanding market liberalism have sown row upon row of dragon’s teeth; the left must quickly recover the capacity to offer a radically different political economy or reap the consequences.

Read full article at Renewal.

Thomas Hanna

Thomas Hanna

Director of Research at The Democracy Collaborative more

Joe Guinan

Joe Guinan

Executive Director of the Next System Project more

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