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About Thomas M. Hanna

Thomas M. Hanna is Director of Research at The Democracy Collaborative.

 

Articles by Thomas M. Hanna

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Is another Europe possible?

The EU is a doomsday machine generating deflation, low growth, and high unemployment – and a rising tide of far right nationalism. Is “Remain and Reform” a realistic strategy for the UK left?

Don't believe the Corbyn bashers - the economic case against public ownership is mostly fantasy

Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer, Jeremy Corbyn is putting public ownership back on the political agenda. Time to examine frequent claims that public ownership is inherently bureaucratic and inefficient.

Red state, red power: Nebraska’s publicly-owned electricity system

Nebraska's energy is all publicly owned, yet it blows away the myth that public ownership is inherently inefficient, bureaucratic or unresponsive.

Preserving policy space in an independent Scotland

Last week’s attempts at arm-twisting Scotland over sterling and European Union membership have backfired. But an independent Scotland should want no part in either surrendering monetary sovereignty or EU constitutionalised neoliberalism.

Privatisation, a very British disease

Britain is an extreme oddity regarding privatisation: nowhere else in the advanced world is there such a willingness to sell everything that isn’t nailed down. Time and again the British public is ripped off and sold out by its leaders.

Democratising capital at scale: cooperative enterprise and beyond

Faced with spiralling social, economic and environmental problems, many people are turning to economic democracy for solutions. But what shape should this democracy take? And how can it establish an effective process for the distribution of wealth?

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