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Resurgence of Public Ownership panel

The Resurgence of Public Ownership: A Transatlantic Exchange

Johanna Bozuwa

Johanna Bozuwa

Research Associate, The Democracy Collaborative more

Andrew Cumbers

Andrew Cumbers

Professor of regional political economy at the University of Glasgow more

Thomas Hanna

Thomas Hanna

Director of Research at The Democracy Collaborative more

Cat Hobbs

Cat Hobbs

Founder & Director, We Own It more

Ashik Siddique

Ashik Siddique

Research analyst, Institute for Policy Studies more

Democratic Ownership

There’s momentum in both the United States and the United Kingdom for advancing public ownership of key economic assets for the good of the people. At a panel discussion hosted by the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington on April 10, 2019, experts from both sides of the Atlantic discussed how activists were successfully pushing back against privatization and reclaiming a deep and positive heritage of public ownership.

Panelists for this event were Thomas Hanna, author of “Our Common Wealth: the return of public ownership in the United States” and research director at The Democracy Collaborative; Andrew Cumbers, political economist at the University of Glasgow; Cat Hobbs, founder and director of We Own It; and Ashik Siddique of the Institute for Policy Studies and the Metropolitan D.C. Democratic Socialists of America. The moderator is The Next System Project’s Johanna Bozuwa.

Johanna Bozuwa

Johanna Bozuwa

Research Associate, The Democracy Collaborative more

Andrew Cumbers

Andrew Cumbers

Professor of regional political economy at the University of Glasgow more

Thomas Hanna

Thomas Hanna

Director of Research at The Democracy Collaborative more

Cat Hobbs

Cat Hobbs

Founder & Director, We Own It more

Ashik Siddique

Ashik Siddique

Research analyst, Institute for Policy Studies more

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