Distinguished fellow and co-chair of the Next System Project Gus Speth announces the need for systemic solutions to the systemic economic, political, social, and environmental problems our world faces today in this piece for CommonDreams. Speth announces the launch of the project, the attention it has been garnering, and the foundational pillars and values that it rests upon. He calls for action in this time of crisis and assures readers that the Next System Project will work tirelessly to explore solutions and publicize findings aimed at fixing our broken world.
If we are to escape the crisis now unfolding around us, we must create a new system of political economy capable of taking us to a very different place, where outcomes that are truly sustainable, equitable, and democratic are commonplace. This is, I believe, the most important task we can engage in at this moment in history.