Beyond the Great Recession and Beyond GDP

Beyond the Great Recession and Beyond GDP

The Institute for Policy Studies joins with Demos in welcoming Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs for a dialogue on measuring and sustaining what matters in the 21st-Century Economy.

Author Event: What Then Must We Do?

Author Event: What Then Must We Do?

Author and political economist, Gar Alperovitz will discuss and sign his new book about a new economy based on models of social entrepreneurship such as community land trusts and worker-owned businesses.

It’s the New Economy, Stupid

It’s the New Economy, Stupid

While Obama’s policies have the short-term potential to improve the lives of many Americans beleaguered by the economic slump, the approach he champions is insufficient to tackle the long-term problems we face.

Romney Versus Realonomy: A Peek Inside the Bubble

In the real economy – the place where the 99% live and work – it’s hard to take Mitt Romney’s plan seriously; but let’s try to make sense of it anyway, unhindered by logic, arithmetic or the laws of time, space and gravity.

Author Event: America the Possible

Author Event: America the Possible

Come out to a discussion and book signing with Gus Speth of his book, America The Possible,on an attractive and plausible future with the specific changes needed to move toward a new political economy.

Crashing the GDP

Crashing the GDP

A harrowing road trip on the first day of my summer internship helped me get the point of my work on the Genuine Progress Indicator.

Author Event: America Beyond Capitalism

Author Event: America Beyond Capitalism

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.