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Cooperative Ownership: A Covid Recovery Strategy

COVID-19 has created economic hardships that have created severe business challenges for local small businesses, but broad based participant ownership structures could be the solution to supporting these local businesses. Schneider writes, “[B]ack in 2018, President Trump (whether knowingly or not)

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How utility companies use charitable giving to influence policy

The nation’s 10 largest utilities — including Duke, Dominion and Pacific Gas & Electric — spent about $1 billion on charitable giving from 2013 to 2017, partly “to manipulate politics, policies and regulation in ways designed to increase shareholder profits, often at the expense of low-income

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Only bold state intervention will save us from a future owned by corporate giants

Part of ensuring the recovery from the COVID-19 economic slowdown works for everyone, not just the richest, could take the form of a state holding company with a mandate to support struggling businesses directly and to prevent the emergence of an “Amazon recovery.”

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Building Community Well-being by Leveraging the Economic Impact of Health Systems

Local communities face systematically deepening disparities in economic, health, and well-being outcomes. Nurses are increasingly leading initiatives to positively impact the social determinants of health in local communities. This article describes how to use the enormous economic impact of

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One Quick Trick for Curbing the Fossil Fuel Industry’s Political Influence

We might never find out how much money the United States has handed to the fossil fuel industry under the guise of pandemic stimulus. As reported in Politico, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plans on keeping the details of which companies are getting pieces of the $500 billion in federal bailout

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A Better Health Care System?

The VA delivers health care to around nine million veterans each year at more than 1,200 sites across the country. In Wounds of War, Gordon described the VA as resembling “the health care systems of almost all other industrialized nations: a full-service health care system that both pays for and

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Defund Vs Reform: Abolish Police Movement In Opposition

The central tension of police abolition vs reform comes down to a single question: Is the work of activists to create safer, more community-friendly versions of the same systems that have already claimed and destroyed countless black lives, or is it to reimagine them from the ground up? “Has the

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A Green New Deal needs public abundance

Today, many groups – from social movements and political parties to think tanks and research institutes – are piecing together how these disparate initiatives at the local level can fit into the Green New Deal. The Green New Deal for Europe campaign, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes’ Green New Deal proposal

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A Green New Deal needs public abundance

Today, many groups – from social movements and political parties to think tanks and research institutes – are piecing together how these disparate initiatives at the local level can fit into the Green New Deal. The Green New Deal for Europe campaign, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes’ Green New Deal proposal

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