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Next System Project, Part II

by Robert Jensen

 The Next System Project helps us face creatively the systemic challenges we face now and in the near future. The second volume of the project’s “New Systems Series” includes:

Building A Cooperative Solidarity Commonwealth: Jessica Gordon Nembhard describes a system that seeks to establish and strengthen economic participation from the bottom up through interlinking networks of cooperatives.

A Civic Economy of Provisions: Marvin Brown presents a model for the next system in which economic activity is based not solely on property ownership or the free market but on civic membership in a “global civil society.”

The Next System Project was initiated by Gar Alperovitz and James Gustave Speth, two longtime thinkers and organizers for economic justice and ecological sustainability.