Thomas Hanna

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

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Many experts, and policymakers (such as Senator Warren), have suggested that these “Big Tech” companies should be broken up, and if they are, then cloud computing services are among the most logical services to be spun off. (Photo: Free Press/Flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
The Oligopoly That Controls Our Digital Infrastructure Has Deepened Economic and Racial Divides
In a brutal and devastating way, the Covid-19 pandemic is revealing the many stark and deep inequalities at the heart of our corporate capitalist political economic system. In the United States, for instance, every passing day brings new evidence of how structural and institutional racism has left...
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The status quo—of a planetary emergency and deep inequalities—is unsustainable and insupportable. (Photo: pxfuel, Creative Commons Zero—CC0) Views
Friday, February 14, 2020
Reimagining Democratic Public Ownership for the Twenty-first Century
As we enter the second decade of the new century, signs of crisis are all around us. Climate change, rising economic inequality, assaults on workers’ rights and wages, unchecked corporate power, financialization, entrenched racism, misogyny, and xenophobia, and emboldened neo-fascism and right-wing...
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Sunday, September 09, 2018
We Need Public Ownership of Banks to Stop the Next Financial Crisis
In mid-September, a secret party is scheduled to take place in London. The participants will be hundreds of alumni from the defunct global investment bank Lehman Brothers. The occasion? The 10-year anniversary of the bank’s collapse in the midst of the Great Financial Crisis. For many Americans,...
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Friday, September 11, 2015
Don't Believe the Corbyn Bashers - The Economic Case Against Public Ownership Is Mostly Fantasy
E.P. Thompson, the great historian of the English working class, famously warned of the need to rescue our labour movement forebears from “the enormous condescension of posterity.” Today, with Jeremy Corbyn poised to take over the leadership of the Labour Party on a wave of popular acclaim, we can...
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Saturday, May 26, 2012
Beyond Corporate Capitalism: Not So Wild a Dream
It’s time to put the taboo subject of public ownership back on the progressive agenda. It is the only way to solve some of the most serious problems facing the nation. We contend that it is possible not only to talk about this once forbidden subject but to begin to build a serious politics that can do what needs to be done in key sectors.
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