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Red state, red power: Nebraska’s publicly-owned electricity system

Red state, red power: Nebraska’s publicly-owned electricity system

Thomas Hanna

Thomas Hanna

Director of Research at The Democracy Collaborative more

Democratic Ownership

Within a capitalist society, such as America, there is an obvious emphasis on private ownership. However, successful uses of public ownership models can be found in the unlikeliest of states. The Democracy Collaborative’s director of research Thomas Hanna discusses Nebraska’s publicly owned energy sources and the benefits of such a system in this article for openDemocracyUK.

…it is conservative Nebraska, with its two Republican Senators and two (out of three) Republican members of Congress, that has embraced the complete socialization of energy distribution.

Read the full article at openDemocracyUK.

Thomas Hanna

Thomas Hanna

Director of Research at The Democracy Collaborative more

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