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What is Economic Democracy?

Democracy & Governance Democratic Ownership

Democratize labor! Democratize capital! Democratize democracy! These are the rallying cries David Schweickart deploys in his call for Economic Democracy, one of the first papers in our “New Systems” series exploring viable political-economic alternatives to the present order. To illustrate some of the core features of Professor Schweickart’s model, we put together this short animated film—we hope you enjoy it and share it widely with your friends!

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Episode 6: Capital Bias vs. Generative Design w/ Marjorie Kelly

This week, Adam sits down with Marjorie Kelly to find out why she believes that we need a new language to talk about the way capital creates inequality, and why worker ownership is fundamental to building a new economy. read more
Four fractal trees creep out from the center of the screen. A horizontal line runs across the screen, white on top, red on the bottom.

Episode 6: Capital Bias vs. Generative Design w/ Marjorie Kelly

This week, Adam sits down with Marjorie Kelly to find out why she believes that we need a new language to talk about the way capital creates inequality, and why worker ownership is fundamental to building a new economy. read more
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Employee Ownership and the Next System

We talked with Dr. Joseph Blasi, preeminent expert on employee ownership, about the potential role of employee ownership and profit-sharing play in the next system. read more