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|The Question of Socialism (and Beyond!) Is About to Open Up in These United States
Little noticed by most Americans, Merriam Webster, one of the world's most important dictionaries, announced a few months ago that the two most looked-up words in 2012 were "socialism" and "...
|A Checkerboard Strategy for Regaining the Progressive Initiative
President Obama is Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” – the first Democratic president to receive two consecutive popular-vote majorities since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Yet these are ...
|Wall Street Journal More Interested in Caviar Than Worker Owned Firms
Social pain, anger at ecological degradation and the inability of traditional politics to address deep economic failings has fueled an extraordinary amount of practical on-the-ground institutional ...
|Beyond Corporate Capitalism: Not So Wild a Dream
This article originally appeared in the June 11, 2012 issue of The Nation magazine , and was coauthored with Thomas Hanna. It’s time to put the taboo subject of public ownership back on the ...
|The Rise of the New Economy Movement
Activists, theorists, organizations and ordinary citizens are rebuilding the American political-economic system from the ground up. Originally published at Alternet. As our political system ...
|Co-Op Nation: Shareable’s Interview with Gar Alperovitz
Originally published in Shareable In this interview, Shareable publisher and editor Neal Gorenflo and P2P Foundation’s Michel Bauwens chat with Gar Alperovitz, the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of ...
|Does Mark Zuckerberg Really Deserve All That Money?
(hyperlinked version available at http://bit.ly/AvQ3xm) On Monday, Bloomberg News estimated that Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's 27-year-old founder, will be worth about $21 billion based on his company'
|From the atom bomb to attacking Iran? A leadership lesson from our nuclear history
(This first appeared in The Washington Post on March 7, 2012. Read the hyperlinked version at http://bit.ly/FABAI) This piece is part of an On Leadership special feature exploring the present-day ...
|New thinking for city finances
Local governments can find sources of revenue through innovative leveraging of public assets. This op-ed originally appeared in the Baltimore Sun and the ...
|Move Your Money, Change the System
Inspired by the Occupy movements around the country, nearly two-thirds of a million Americans joined credit unions in the brief five weeks between the beginning of October and “Bank Transfer Day,��
|Some videos on #Occupy and critical economics....
Here's two videos making the connections between informed economic critique and the #Occupy movement/moment (I appear in some capacity in each of them). The first is from Econ4.org; it's a powerful ...
|America Beyond Capitalism
This article originally appeared in the November/December 2011 issue of Dollars and Sense . It is drawn from the new ...
|Capitalism fading in the evolutionary revolution
The occupation movement is posing a very serious challenge. Finding a way to join energies with those at the very grass-roots level should be a strategic priority.
|How the 99 Percent Really Lost Out - in Far Greater Ways Than the Occupy Protesters Imagine
This article originally appeared on Truthout . October 29, 2011 "Property ...
|Movements, History, and Economic Transformation, Part 6: Coops and community, ecology and economics
In this segment, I explain the overall political economic philosophy behind Cleveland’s Evergreen Cooperatives , which I helped develop as a part of ...
|Neither Revolution Nor Reform: A New Strategy for the Left
“Occupy Wall Street”—More of the same? Or Beginning of an “Evolutionary Revolution”? Asking: “What does ‘Occupy Wall Street’ want?” many commentators have jumped in with their ...
|Movements, History, & Economic Transformation, Part 3: The politics of the new economy
In this segment, I explain how we may be moving beyond the liberal model which seeks to regulate capitalism to something more egalitarian, participatory, and decentralized, grounded in the ...
|Movements, History, & Economic Transformation, Part 2: On “Socialism”
(reposted from my new website, garalperovitz.com/ ) In this second segment, I examine the history of the idea of “socialism,” tracing out how the ideal of ...
|On the Sixty-Sixth Anniversary of the Bombing of Hiroshima
Today is the 66th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Though most Americans are unaware of the fact, increasing numbers of historians now recognize the United States did not need to use the ...
|History, Movements, and Economic Transformation: Part 1
(reposted from my new website, http://garalperovitz.com/) In this clip, the first in a series of segments from an extensive and wide-ranging interview, I talk about my political background and ...
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|The New-Economy Movement
This article first appeared in The Nation Gar Alperovitz | May 25, 2011 The idea that we need a “new economy”—that the entire economic system must be radically restructured if critical social ...
|The Prehistory of the Next Possible Progressive Era
This Interview originally appeared on Truthout Thursday 2 June 2011 by: Keane Bhatt, Truthout At a time of acute pain for working people – when wages are stagnant, unemployment is high and ...
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