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Author Event: America Beyond Capitalism
December 7, 2011 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Celebrate the release of the new edition of Gar Alperovitz’ America Beyond Capitalism, a sweeping analysis of the emerging long-term pathways toward an evolutionary reconstruction of our economic system. Thousands of experiments across the country are building new forms of cooperative and community controlled economic institutions and quietly laying the groundwork for a transition away from capitalism, to a new system grounded in ecological sustainability, the democratization of wealth, and real democracy.
As discontent with the economic and political status quo mounts in the wake of the “great recession”, America Beyond Capitalism is a book whose time has come. Gar Alperovitz’s expert diagnosis of the long-term structural crisis of the American economic and political system is accompanied by detailed, practical answers to the problems we face as a society.
Unlike many books that reserve a few pages of a concluding chapter to offer generalized, tentative solutions, Alperovitz marshals years of research into emerging “new economy” strategies to present a comprehensive picture of practical bottom-up efforts currently underway in thousands of communities across the United States. All democratize wealth and empower communities, not corporations: worker-ownership, cooperatives, community land trusts, social enterprises, along with many supporting municipal, state and longer term federal strategies as well. America Beyond Capitalism is a call to arms, an eminently practical roadmap for laying foundations to change a faltering system that increasingly fails to sustain the great American values of equality, liberty and meaningful democracy.
Other speakers include:
- Ralph Nader
- Ted Howard, and
- John Cavanagh
We expect a large turn out for this event. So RSVP here today!
Co-sponsors: Teaching for Change book store, Institute for Policy Studies, Democracy Collaborative, and New Economy Working Group.
- Netfa Freeman, IPS
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