This month's developments include:
- We welcome Valerie Piper as the new Vice President of Engaged Practice at The Democracy Collaborative.
- Executive Vice President & Senior Fellow Marjorie Kelly and Chief Financial Officer & Director, Employee Ownership Programs Jessica Bonanno were honored by the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations with fellowships to further their research on employee ownership.
- In an article in The Nation, Democracy Collaborative Co-Founder Gar Alperovitz, Next System Project Executive Director Joe Guinan, and Research Director Thomas Hanna put forward the idea of “quantitative easing for the planet,” in which the government would buy out fossil-fuel companies in order to keep unburnable carbon in the ground.
- The Next System Project announced six winning original essays from the 2016 “What’s Next?” essay contest.