Towards Democratic Public Ownership In The 21st Century

By Mathew Lawrence & Thomas M. Hanna, -

Our current political economic system is in crisis. Forty years of market fundamentalism, privatisation, and unchecked corporate power have led us to the point of ecological collapse, increasing [...]

Reimagining Democratic Public Ownership For The Twenty-First Century

By Thomas Hanna and Mathew Lawrence, -

A new transatlantic project will explore how new models of public ownership can shape the emerging commanding heights of the economy. As we enter the second decade of the new century, signs of [...]

Hong Kong Shows China Must Abandon Its Property Model

By Martin Choi, -

The southern city of Shenzhen, now a blueprint for China’s urban development, should abandon the Hong Kong property model it borrowed decades ago, warned the country’s “godfather of real estate”. [...]

States Allow For-Profit Pipeline Companies To Seize Private Property

By Mike Ludwig, -

According to Misha Mitchell, an attorney for a conservation group in Louisiana’s ecologically sensitive Atchafalaya Basin, Energy Transfer Partners and other private oil interests broke the law [...]

The Properties Of Property

By Steve Martinot, -

One of them, the one we know most intimately these days, is that it causes social crises, such as the so-calling “housing crisis.” We know what the “housing crisis” is not. It is not a housing [...]

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Can’t Enter Some Private Properties

By John Murawski, -

As the Atlantic Coast Pipeline doubles down on slashing trees on hundreds of private properties in North Carolina, a federal judge has taken the unusual step of barring the energy consortium from [...]

Flawed Assessments Caused $2 Billion Shift In Property Taxes

By Jason Grotto, -

In the first effort to measure the cost of Cook County’s error-ridden assessment system under Assessor Joseph Berrios, a new study estimates that at least $2.2 billion in property taxes was [...]

Diversifying Public Ownership

By Andrew Cumbers, -

By Andrew Cumbers for The Next System Project - This paper advocates a form of economic democracy based around diverse forms of public ownership. It does not prioritize one particular scale but [...]

Tenants March To Stop Giveaways To Wall Street Landlords

By Aditi Katti, -

By Aditi Katti for - It was a brutally hot and humid day in the nation’s capital and Margie Mathers needed a cane to get up to the podium, but the Florida senior had a story she [...]

Congress Sets Value Of All Public Lands & Buildings To $0

By Brody Levesque, -

By Brody Levesque for NCRM - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed a rules change this past week by a vote of 234 to 193, that would allow Congress the ability to [...]

Judge Rules LA Must Stop Taking & Destroying Homeless People’s Property

By Elijah Chilang, -

By Elijah Chilang for Curbed - The city of Los Angeles has run into another setback in its ongoing quest to confiscate the property of homeless residents. A US Circuit Court judge ruled Wednesday [...]

The US Patent System: Out Of Step With The Times

By Shobita Parthasarathy, -

By Shobita Parthasarathy in The Conversation - This year, July 31 marks the 225th anniversary of the first patent issued in the United States. Though the American patent system was designed [...]

Why Oakland’s Crackdown On Protest Is Sure To Fail

By Rachel Lederman, -

By Rachel Lederman in Truthout - Under pressure from business after a large May Day demonstration, in which dozens of new cars and bank windows were smashed, Oakland's new mayor, Libby Schaaf, [...]

Wikileaks Publishes Updated Intellectual Property TPP Chapter

By Wikileaks, -

Today, Thursday 16 October 2014, WikiLeaks released a second updated version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the world's largest economic [...]

Protests Disrupt Property Fair In London

By Oliver Wainwright, -

It was billed as the ultimate “property marketplace”, a high-profile networking event for investors, developers and local authorities to broker big deals, but the first day of the Mipim [...]

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