Thomas M. Hanna is Director of Research at The Democracy Collaborative.
Viewpoint
The Power Is Still Out in New Orleans After Hurricane Ida. We Need Public Control of Our Energy Systems.
The damage from Hurricane Ida is the latest reminder that the climate change era requires public ownership of infrastructure.
Viewpoint
Biden’s Infrastructure Plans Are a Good Start—But We Must Ensure Democratic Control
President Biden has laid out an ambitious agenda for rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure. To succeed, the projects should be put under public ownership.
Viewpoint
Biden Could Help Prevent Water Crises Like the One in Jackson—If He Stands Up to Corporations
The ongoing crisis in Jackson, Mississippi shows why President Biden must reject privatization in his infrastructure plan.
Viewpoint
How to Transform Research and Innovation for the Common Good
The climate and Covid-19 crises make it abundantly clear we need to change our society's approach to research and intellectual property.
Feature
Baltimore Joins Global Movement, Becoming the First Major U.S. City to Ban Water Privatization
The global movement to stop privatization deals and expand public ownership just scored a huge victory in Baltimore, as residents voted overwhelmingly to ban putting their water in private hands.
Labor
To Stop the Next Financial Crisis, We Need Public Ownership of Banks—Now
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A Better Way To Fund Infrastructure
Trump's investor-friendly plan and other conventional approaches are likely to fail—it's time to try something new.