Author Archives: Michelle Stearn

Technological Inheritance and the Case for a Basic Income

In this article originally published by the Economic Security Project on December 16, 2016, Gar Alperovitz makes a case for a universal basic income, beginning with the understanding that most income is, in fact, a gift from the past, or a “technological inheritance.” One or another form of unconditional “basic income” has now been advocated by individuals […]

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The Demanding Challenge of Community in an Era of Systemic Transformation

On December 1st, 2016, Gar Alperovitz delivered the plenary lecture at the Pendle Hill Moral Economy Conference in Wallingford, PA, discussing the challenges of building a new community-sustaining political economy: From Black Lives Matter and climate change activists to Senator Bernie Sanders political organizers, a new movement is building the basis of a historic transformation. […]

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Building a System-Changing Response to Trump and Trumpism at All Levels

In this op-ed for Truthout, originally published on November 30, 2016, Democracy Collaborative co-founder Gar Alperovitz discusses the possibilities for designing a new system in the Trump Era: Any serious perspective on how to respond to the election of Donald Trump must begin by recognizing that his victory flowed in substantial part from the growing global crisis […]

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‘All Resistance Is Local’: A Plan of Progressive Action for the Trump Years

      Originally published in The Nation on November 29, 2016. In this forum for The Nation, Gar Alperovitz explores what the election of Donald Trump means for local organizing — particularly at the level of cities, which will inevitably play a central role not only as sites of resistance to Trump’s agenda, but also as the […]

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Gar Alperovitz’s Conversation with Ecological Civilization: Alternative Futures Conference

On October 28, 2016, Gar Alperovitz spoke to community members and activists at the Alternative Futures: Pathways toward Ecological Civilization Conference in Claremont, California about the Next System Project and the possibilities and strategies for building the next political economy. Learn more and hear other speakers at the Alternative Futures Conference here.

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