Author Archives: Kaylee Thornley

The New Economy and the Quietly Emerging Next System with Gar Alperovitz

On October 5th, 2017, Gar Alperovitz visited Vermont Law School to speak as a part of the VLS New Economy Law and Policy Forum: A Speaker Series on Building a Sustainable, Just, and Democratic Future. Gar was the first in a series of speakers which will also included Frances Moore Lappe, Jonathan Rosenthal, Helena Norberg […]

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Black Monday, ’77, When the Mill Shutdown in Youngstown Gave Birth to the Rust Belt

            Gar Alperovitz’s chapter in Charles Derber’s new book, Welcome to the Revolution: Universalizing Resistance for Social Justice and Democracy in Perilous Times, was featured on BillMoyers.com. The chapter discusses the story of Youngstown and how change happens and is happening today. This is not, however, simply a story about worker […]

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Democratic Ownership and the Pluralist Commonwealth: The Creation of an Idea Whose Time Has Come

In Charles Derber’s new book, Welcome to the Revolution: Universalizing Resistance for Social Justice and Democracy in Perilous Times, Gar Alperovitz offers a “guest interlude” discussing how “an idea whose time has come actually ‘comes.’” On September 19, 1977 — a day remembered locally as “Black Monday” — the corporate owners of the Campbell Works in Youngstown, […]

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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, 2017 to 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 […]

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