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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 Hodge, Sherri Mitchell, Kathleen Falk, former Gov. Madeleine Kunin, and Zephyr Teachout. The forum focuses on finding alternatives, doing more than resisting, and making change. Gar contributed by discussing the new economy that he sees already emerging in a patchwork across the country.

What is the new economy? Just beneath the surface of media reporting a new economy is quietly emerging. It includes cooperatives, public banks, new clean energy strategies, successful campaigns to turn polluting utilities into ecologically sustainable municipal systems, along with an explosion of related developments at different levels of scale.

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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 emerging.

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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 around the country.

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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 a transformation in the direction of a serious new systemic answer?

Gar Alperovitz joined Joy LaClaire on Forthright Radio on June 21, 2017 to respond to these questions and discuss his new handbook, Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth. 

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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 and socialism and discusses his model, the Pluralist Commonwealth.

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