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Introducing the New Chicago School

Introducing the New Chicago School

A small and growing group of community development and community-based organizational leaders are creating a network called the New Chicago School of Community Economic Development. This network meets to discuss and build consensus around key elements of a proactive agenda that  is intentionally in contrast to the internationally known “Chicago School of Economics” centered in the University of Chicago. We seek economic democracy and innovation in the market; an entrepreneurial and strong state that defends the interests of the overwhelming majority of people; and social and political democracy in civil society.  We seek development that is economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable and restorative.

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