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The Campaign for Public Banks, From Coast to Coast

David Jette, the co-founder and legislative director of Public Bank LA, and Juleon Robinson, a program associate at the New Economy Project working on a campaign to establish a municipal bank in New York City, discuss the nationwide movement to establish public banks, including a landmark ballot measure in Los Angeles. read more
Element of the democratic economy: Public bank

Public Banks

How financial institutions owned by and accountable to the people help create a nonextractive economy. read more
Health care costs

A Nobel Prize-winning cancer therapy will be unaffordable for most Americans. Public pharmaceuticals can help change that.

This year’s Nobel Prize in medicine for work on cancer immunotherapies should remind us that life-saving innovations are financially out of reach for most patients in the United States. That’s why we need public pharmaceutical companies that could affordably produce and distribute these medications. read more
The commons

The Commons

The commons are collective resources—encompassing things as varied as land, seed banks, and open-source software—managed by self-organized social systems under mutually acceptable terms. read more
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Bioneers: Why we need a next system and how we build it

Join Next System Project co-chair Gar Alperovitz for a special keynote address and followup panel at this year’s Bioneers conference, exploring the intersections of ecological action and systemic economic change. read more
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Join The Next System Project

Our work at the Next System Project is guided by a simple premise: systemic problems require systemic solutions. The big problems we see around us that cut across the spectrum of our national life reflect an economy and a politics that is failing the vast majority of people. read more

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Episode 24: The Antidote to the Amazon Economy

Stacy Mitchell, Co-Director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) joins Adam Simpson and special co-host Katie Parker to discuss how locally-minded economics would change our communities. read more

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Episode 23: Community Control of Land and Housing

The Democracy Collaborative’s Senior Research Fellow, Jarrid Green, joins the Next System Podcast to discuss his new report on community control of land and housing, which includes a discussion of actionable policies that cities can take to push back against gentrification and build community wealth. read more
The Constitutional Turn

The Constitutional Turn: Liberty and the Cooperative State

The English-speaking left has long tended to neglect questions of constitutional design. That should change. read more