The Democracy Collaborative has published System Change, a magazine that captures the bold ideas and groundbreaking work of our leaders, scholars and collaborators in 2019.
The Democracy Collaborative and its Next System Project has published System Change, a magazine that captures the bold ideas and groundbreaking work of our leaders, scholars and collaborators in 2019.
As Dana Brown writes in her "Message from the Director" on page 2, "We have been able to drive a vision of the democratic economy to the forefront in several key areas in 2019 by translating system-changing ideas into implementable policy solutions that are being carried forward by a growing array of elected officials, activists, organizers, and thought leaders."
The centerpiece of the magazine is an excerpt from the book The Making of a Democratic Economy by The Democracy Collaborative's Ted Howard and Marjorie Kelly. Articles in this issue explore expanding democratic control in such areas as the green energy transition, the pharmaceutical industry, and in the economy as a whole. Other articles touch on such hot-button issues as structural racism, affordable housing, and health disparities. Finally, Gus Speth offers a window into a new America in which the democratic economy has taken root.
"The stories in these pages," Brown concludes, "should give you hope that with bold ideas for system change we are already redrawing the boundaries of possibility for the world we must create together."
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