Thomas M. Hanna is director of research at The Democracy Collaborative. His areas of expertise include public ownership, privatization, utilities, energy, housing and banking, among others. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Truthout, YES! magazine, AlterNet and OpenDemocracy. He co-edited the e-book Scaling Up the Cooperative Movement, worked closely with Gar Alperovitz on the 2011 second edition of America Beyond Capitalism and on What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution. Follow him on Twitter: @thomasmhanna.