Author Archives: Kaylee Thornley

Pluralism vs. Authoritarianism: Gar Alperovitz with Laura Flanders

No is not enough, says Naomi Klein, so if no isn’t sufficient, what might be? This week, ​Laura Flanders talked with author/activist Gar Alperovitz, co-chair of the Next System Project (a framework for imagining ‘the next system’ of governance, democracy, and security). From the gloom of today, he sees the principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth […]

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Gar Alperovitz on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour

Gar Alperovitz joined Ralph Nader on June 24, 2017to discuss his new book Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth and give an encouraging progress report on how the New Economy Movement is transforming the system. It’s time to build new economic institutions that are democratic but also–critically–give us a new power base as well in the communities around […]

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Gar Alperovitz on Forthright Radio

If the design of corporate capitalism is unable to sustain values of equality, genuine democracy, liberty, and ecological sustainability as a matter of inherent systemic architecture, what systemic ‘design’ might ultimately achieve and sustain these values? and How specifically might it be possible to move forward, especially in difficult political times, to lay foundations for […]

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Progressive Visions: The Pluralist Commonwealth

Read Dan Sisken’s review of Gar’s book, Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth,  on Progressive Strategy. Sisken highlights the many successful examples of alternative forms of ownership and economic institutions across the United States that Gar features in his book: These are just a few of the building blocks put forth as part of a pluralist commonwealth. Among […]

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C-Span BookTV: Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth

  Gar Alperovitz launched his new book Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth on June 1st where he was joined by Robert Borosage, the co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future. C-SPAn’s Book TV was on hand to film the talk. Gar argues that the U.S. needs an economic and political system that departs from both capitalism […]

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