As the US Congress focuses on infrastructure investments, we are intensifying our work advancing community wealth building, our approach to changing the underpinnings of how wealth is generated and equitably shared.
Because much of our work at The Democracy Collaborative is focused on the structural underpinnings of what is wrong with our political economy, it flies under the radar of day-to-day headlines. But at propitious moments, our impact ripples through the landscape in profound ways. Our work on public ownership is an excellent example.
Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, I am reminded that the healthcare sector consumes almost 20% of the US economy, yet hundreds of hospitals around the country are on the brink of collapse, life expectancy is on the decline, and many healthcare workers have been pushed beyond their limits. American healthcare is functioning just as it was designed: for the profit of the few at the expense of the many.