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Sunrise Movement "What Side Are You On" protest November 2018

Free-market solutions to climate change aren’t ‘realistic’

The world of “realistic solutions” to climate change revolves around the sun of the free market. The problem is that the energy market is not a free market. read more
Women's March Washington 2017

A people’s state of the nation

The United States is at the very bottom in many key measures of social and economic well-being, including poverty, inequality, and longevity. No wonder Americans are frustrated and angry. read more

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Keep it in the ground

How we power down the fossil fuel machine

Confronting the fossil fuel industry is the first step in achieving a livable future. We discuss how we take on the industry once and for all. read more
Element of the Democratic Economy: Social Wealth Fund

Social wealth fund

A social wealth fund embraces the collective ownership of assets to provide services and democratically distribute resources within a society or community. read more

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Participatory budgeting: When government really is by the people

This week we are talking about deepening democracy in our communities through participatory budgeting and participatory decision making more broadly. read more
John Oliver on "Last Week Tonight" discusses workplace automation

What John Oliver Gets Wrong About Robots and Jobs

The darkly entertaining “Last Week Tonight” segment on workforce automation lacked a systemic critique of the power dynamics of automation and the environmental costs of relentless growth. read more
Our Children's Trust lawsuit plaintiffs from Washington state

Our “fighting chance” against climate change

In this Yes! magazine interview, the Next System Project co-chair and senior fellow talks about his role in a lawsuit filed by a group of young people against the U.S. government for its inaction on climate change. read more
Amazon New York City protest

Without Amazon, New York can now do economic development right

There is an opening to make the city’s emerging solidarity economy a viable alternative to the tactic of using tax giveaways to woo large corporations. read more

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Financing the green transition

Financing the green transition

Meeting the goal of transitioning away from fossil fuels by 2030 will require new thinking about how to pay for that transition. On this episode of The Next System Podcast, we talk to a banker, a climate and public banking activist, and a Next System Project researcher about that challenge. read more