Informal Workers Have The Tools To Build Better Cities Post-Crisis

By Jenna Harvey, Next City. -

On November 2020, New York City street vendors from the Street Vendor Project marched over the iconic Brooklyn Bridge in force – food carts, multilingual signs and musical instruments in hand – [...]

Money Is Made Up

By Caitlin Johnstone. -

Have you ever noticed how online capitalism cultists who condescendingly tell socialists they "just don't understand economics" are always unable to lucidly defend their own understanding of [...]

How To Unlearn Capitalism Through Cooperative Ownership

By Willa Köerner, Pioneer Works. -

In the context of user-generated content platforms, the coop model is just such a natural fit. One of the principle questions that made a cooperative model feel relevant is this idea of, “Who's [...]

The Case For The Financial Transaction Tax

By Lenore Palladino, The Appeal. -

For most Americans, what threatens health also threatens wealth. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the worst economic crisis in nearly a century, with millions suddenly facing hunger, unemployment, [...]

Baltimore Is Democratizing The Economy, One Pint At A Time

By Oscar Perry Abello, Next City. -

On your first day working at Taharka Brothers, a majority-Black-owned ice cream maker in Baltimore, you can join the flavor committee and help create flavors like the limited holiday edition [...]

A Common Platform: Reimagining Data And Platforms

By Thomas Hanna, Mathew Lawrence and Nils Peters, The Next System. -

On October 20, 2020, the US Department of Justice filed an antitrust action against Google, the first step in what might be one of the biggest anti-monopoly cases of this century. With Google [...]

Report: America’s Monopolized Energy Sector And How We Can Fix It

By Virgil McDill, Institute for Local Self Reliance. -

A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliances shows that America’s monopoly problem is bigger than you might think.  While last year’s Big Tech hearings and House antitrust report [...]

The Art Of The Legal Hack

By David Bollier. -

In our legal system -- designed to protect private property, individual rights, and market exchange – it can actually be very difficult to share things legally. Attorney Janelle Orsi found this [...]

Canada’s Housing Co-ops Find Success Despite Covid-19 Challenges

By Anca Voinea, News Coop. -

Housing co-ops in Canada remain positive about the future, despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 this year. A recent survey conducted by the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF [...]

Blockchains: Building Blocks Of A Post-Capitalist Future?

By Hannes Gerhardt, ROAR Magazine. -

On a small boat off the coast of Thailand fishermen take stock of their haul for the day. They whip out a phone, open an app and record essential information regarding the amount of fish caught, [...]

An Indigenous Māori View Of Doughnut Economics

By Juhi Shareef, Resilience.org. -

Working in sustainability, one understands that context is key. When we fail to identify or understand the nuanced, complex, systemic and local context of a situation, the best-intentioned [...]

How Progressives Could Still Win The 21st Century

By Yanis Varoufakis, The Correspondent. -

Our era will be remembered for the triumphant march of authoritarianism in whose wake the vast majority of humanity have experienced unnecessary hardship and the planet’s ecosystem has suffered [...]

Saving Local Newspapers Squeezed By Hedge Funds

By Steven Waldman, Journalism and Liberty. -

The conversation about the crisis in local news has tended to focus on two solutions: helping create local news startups and supporting local newspapers still in existence. Each approach has [...]

Truth And Redistribution

By Darrick Hamilton & Naomi Zewde, YES Magazine. -

In a nutshell, our racial dilemma is grounded in a political, economic, and identity-based devaluing of Black lives that has persisted ever since the first enslaved African arrived in Jamestown [...]

Black Families Purchased Land To Build Their Own City

By Because of Them We Can. -

In Toomsboro, Georgia, a group of 19 Black families banded together to create what has the potential to be the next Black Wall Steet. Black people are resilient, we've had to be to thrive [...]