Wicked Problems Collaborative
Thinkers and Doers sharing diverse perspectives.
WPC 1: Towards Renouncing Personal Privatization
WPC 2: Henry George and the Call for a Post-Pandemic Idea of Freedom
Nicholas Archer is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Middlesex College in New Jersey. A product of the greater New England region, he received his PhD from UMass Amherst. His specializations include American Politics and Political Theory with an emphasis on American Political Development
WPC 1: 20th Century Solutions Won't Work for 21st Century Inequality
WPC 2: Evict Monopoly
David Atkins is a writer, activist and qualitative research professional living in Santa Barbara. He is an elected DNC member from California, a contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal and president of the The Pollux Group, a qualitative research firm.
Jonathan Con is an editor and progressive activist in Boston, MA. He is the board clerk and Issues Committee chair for Progressive Massachusetts, a statewide, multi-issue advocacy group, and the secretary of the Political Committee of the Massachusetts Sierra Club. Professionally, he is the managing editor of the Great Transition Initiative of the Tellus Institute and has edited books on political theory and cultural diplomacy. A frequent volunteer for progressive candidates and causes, he was also one of the "ten people on Twitter" who helped defeat Boston's 2024 Olympic bid.
WPC 2: Degrowth as a Response to COVID-19 and the Ecological Crises
Riccardo Mastini is a Ph.D. researcher in ecological economics and political ecology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is also a policy advisor for the international campaign Green New Deal for Europe and an expert reviewer for the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. You can find out more about his research at his site.
WPC 2: Worker Ownership and Control
Gabriel Mathy is an economics professor at American University specializing in macroeconomics and economic history. He is a supporter of a worker-owned and worker-managed economy. Mathy received his PhD and MA from the University of California, Davis and his BA at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
WPC 1: THE “PLACE OF BIRTH” LOTTERY (with David Kaib)
WPC 1: Life in the Treetops
WPC 2: Pull the Plug on Disinformation
Chris Oestereich os the publisher of the Wicked Problems Collaborative, and is a circular economy leader who helps organizations rethink how they do business and designs programs tailored to create financial and environmental benefits through his firm, Linear to Circular. He’s launching a social enterprise that will work directly with informal waste collectors to make socially-valuable products, and he's a co-founder of the Circular Design Lab, a community and open innovation platform that’s building capacity to work on such problems. Chris also teaches at Thammasat University’s School of Global Studies.
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