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All health is public health: Busting the myths of choice and commodity

For decades, we have been sold a myth of private health. It is a myth that our health is largely a product of individual choices and personal responsibilities. It is a myth that our healthcare is a service that private corporations can provide, and for which we must pay to survive. But the COVID-19

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Neil McInroy joins TDC to advise stepped-up community wealth building program

The former CEO of a leading UK economic think tank will be central in helping build capacity to offer powerful new technical assistance to cities and local authorities pursuing community wealth building strategies.

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‘The New Systems Reader’: Strategies for System-Change

The Next System Project is an initiative of the Democracy Collaborative, which has long been showcasing the best research and strategic thinking about “visions, models and pathways that point to a ‘next system’ radically different in fundamental ways from the failed systems of the past and present

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Without Trust, There Can Be No Healthcare Equity

Understanding the impact of mistrust on health equity—and putting in place interventions to increase the trustworthiness of healthcare and aging services —has become increasingly urgent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, the healthcare systems’ ability to help people make the best decisions for

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What Does An Ecological Civilization Look Like?

We are rapidly approaching—if we haven’t already passed—climate tipping points with reinforcing feedback loops that would lead to an unrecognizable and terrifying world. Even if the climate crisis were somehow brought under control, our current growth-oriented economic juggernaut will bring us face

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A New Birth of Community: The Community Wealth Building Movement and Post-Covid-19 Reconstruction

As we ready ourselves to reconstruct our economy, we must strive to make the recovery the starting point for a new birth of community, with an economy centered on the collective well-being of people and planet.

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Green Capitalism Is Not Enough

“[T]here is a growing consensus that the institutional framework that underpins the Green New Deal must be democratic. Common Wealth has argued for the creation of a Green New Deal commission that could bring together ‘communities at the sharp end of environmental and industrial change as well as

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The Democracy Collaborative Is On a 30-Year-Plan for Changing the Economy

Blue Tent’s Eoin Higgins features the work and mission of The Democracy Collaborative in his piece “The Democracy Collaborative Is On a 30-Year-Plan for Changing the Economy”. “There’s a lot of worker ownership and community development in different parts of the state,” said Alperovitz. “Our goal is

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To Combat Ongoing 'Human Rights Crisis,' 600+ Groups Urge Biden to Enact Utility Shutoff Moratorium on Day One

“A diverse coalition of more than 600 labor, environmental, racial justice, and faith-based organizations delivered a letter Wednesday urging President-elect Joe Biden and his administration to enact a nationwide moratorium on utility disconnections on day one in the White House, stressing that

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