We can’t win a carbon-neutral world without municipalizing energy utilities. But efforts by Philadelphia’s public gas utility to sabotage the city’s transition to clean energy show why municipalization is a beginning rather than an end in the fight for climate action in cities.
Jordan G. Teicher has written for the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and other publications. He is a member of Philly DSA.
Amsterdam has become the first city to adopt Kate Raworth’s “doughnut economics,” a faddish call to change our economic priorities. But doughnut economics fails to confront the power relations that stop the economy from serving most people’s needs.
After years of dashed attempts, Spain’s left-wing government has legalized euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. Its victory shows how socialists in the United States can win the right for a dignified death for all.