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Podcast: Conversation with David Harvey on Capitalism

TeleSUR English’s “The Laura Flanders Show” hosted a conversation with economic theorists Gar Alperovitz and David Harvey on what is to be done about wealth inequality and capitalism, and efforts currently underway to move beyond them. Listen now: Download this segment [Subscribe on iTunes * Podcast link]

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The Cooperative Economy: A Conversation with Gar Alperovitz

Published in the May/June & July/August 2014 issue of Orion magazine IN THE MID-1960s, when author, historian, and political economist Gar Alperovitz was working as legislative director for Senator Gaylord Nelson, change was in the air. Ink had dried on an early version of the Clean Air Act, the civil rights movement had won major victories, and the first [...]

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Growth for growth’s sake will kill us all: Moral and ecological truths are challenging economic doctrines

Originally published on Al Jazeera America One economic fact is held to be self-evident: that the future well-being of the United States requires economic growth — preferably, as much of it as we can muster. Despite wildly divergent policy recommendations, this basic assumption is made clear and explicit by everyone from the fiscally conservative Club [...]

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Podcast: Interview with Disorderly Conduct’s Jesse Myerson

Alexis Goldstein and Jesse Myerson host “Disorderly Conduct,” a podcast dedicated to making economic and financial news accessible. Gar Alperovitz spoke with Myerson for the program’s April 29 edition about the features of an alternative to capitalism: the Pluralist Commonwealth. Listen now: Download this segment [Subscribe on iTunes * Podcast link]

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In conversation with Michael Albert

An abridged version of the following conversation with Michael Albert, developer with Robin Hahnel of  the participatory economics model or “Parecon” appeared on Truthout. MICHAEL ALBERT: Participatory economics proposes a small set of institutions that define the heart of a new type of economy. These institutions are conceived to further various values: self-management, solidarity, diversity, [...]

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