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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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