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Single-Payer Would Be a Good Start, but Real Health Equity Means Tackling Economic Disparities

Prioritizing health and well-being means prioritizing jobs, education and housing. It means meeting people’s daily needs and helping communities to flourish. read more
Ecuador's "citizen revolution"

Ecuador’s “citizen revolution”

While breaking from neoliberalism the way that the Correa government did may have required the state to reassert its authority over the economy, the question remains: what might have happened had the administration worked effectively with social movements to forward its goals? read more
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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
Social Programs in Venezuela Under the Chavista Governments: Innovative Policies, Social Inclusion and Institutional Weakness

Social Programs in Venezuela Under the Chavista Governments

Hugo Chávez’ election as Venezuela’s president in 1998 as a political outsider with 56 percent of the vote attests largely to his appeal among those excluded from the nation’s political, economic and cultural life. Most of these so-called “marginalized” Venezuelans work in the informal economy, while others belong to the rural work force. Their important political role is significant because it helped shaped the social programs that the Chávez government implemented, particularly their innovative and experimental aspects. read more
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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
La Clínica del Pueblo (versión española)

La Clínica del Pueblo (versión española)

Una entrevista con Alicia Wilson, Directora Ejecutiva de La Clínica del Pueblo, una organización sanitaria con sede en Washington, DC, que ha servido la población latina e inmigrante por más de tres décadas. read more
Interview: Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS)

Interview: Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS)

In this brief interview with Jessica Raven, Executive Director of Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS), we discuss some of the connections between space, violence, and gender inequities. read more
La Clínica del Pueblo

La Clínica del Pueblo

An interview with Alicia Wilson, Executive Director of La Clinica del Pueblo, a health organization based in Washington, D.C. that has served the city’s Latino and immigrant populations for more than three decades. read more
Ownership

Ownership

Why is ownership a key determinant of system structure? How does the Pluralist Commonwealth democratize ownership? Where is ownership being transformed in the direction of a Pluralist Commonwealth today? read more