‟Gar Alperovitz is that rare public intellectual who digs beneath the veneer of safe assumptions covering our national economic and political life and asks: what's really going on here? And how can we Americans do better? ”
—James Gustave Speth, former presidential advisor and author of America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy
‟What Gar is talking about is not reform—it's revolution.”
—Noam Chomsky, MIT
‟Gar Alperovitz discovers that not only have the seeds of a legitimately democratic political economy been planted, they are bearing fruit.”
—Juliet Schor, Boston College, author of Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth
‟Alperovitz imagines a new way of living together, and then brings that vision back into reality with a set of eminently practical ideas that promise a truly democratic society.”
—the late Howard Zinn, Boston University
‟Gar Alperovitz continues to challenge us to recognize and assume responsibility for creating an America beyond capitalism.”
—Grace Lee Boggs, author of The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century
‟As Gar Alperovitz reaches an ever-larger audience, the cooperative and community based economy he is encouraging will attract increasing numbers of consumers away from big business and its corporate state.”
—Ralph Nader, author of The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future

The Next American Revolution

While there's been no shortage of commentary about the structural crisis plaguing the American economic and political system, from wage stagnation and chronic unemployment to unchecked corporate and state power and growing inequality, analyses that offer practical, politically viable solutions to these problems have been few and far between. This illustrated presentation from distinguished historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz is a rare and stunning exception. Pointing to efforts already under way in thousands of communities across the U.S., from co-ops and community land trusts to municipal, state, and federal initiatives that promote entrepreneurship and sustainability, Alperovitz marshals years of research to show how bottom-up strategies can work to check monopolistic corporate power, democratize wealth, and empower communities. The result is a highly accessible look at the current economy and a common-sense roadmap for building a system more in sync with American values.

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