Peter Gowan joined the Democracy Collaborative in June 2018 and now works as a Policy Associate. He is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin with a dual-major BA in History and Political Science, and recently completed an M.A. in Political Communications at Dublin City University.
Peter’s research focuses on housing, political economy and alternative models of ownership. He previously interned with Irish parliamentarians Róisín Shortall and Catherine Murphy, contributing to labor market and housing policy development, and also contributed to the People’s Policy Project, producing research on codetermination, the Meidner Plan, and social housing. His work has been cited in the Washington Post, The Guardian, Politico, Mother Jones, The Nation, Jacobin, and elsewhere, and his current research focusses on right-to-own worker buyouts and the Inclusive Ownership Funds proposal.
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Peter Gowan, senior policy associate at the Democracy Collaborative, a left-wing think tank, told Vox that "this is the most ambitious plan on corporate ownership ever put out by a presidential candidate."
“This is the most ambitious plan on corporate ownership ever put out by a presidential candidate,” Peter Gowan, with the Democracy Collaborative, an economic inequality-focused research institution, said. “[This is] giving real bones to Sanders’ vision of democratic socialism.”
The Labour Party announced that in the next election, it will fight for Universal Basic Services, making public services free at the point of use and universally accessible. It’s a landmark in the fight to curb the influence of the market over our lives.