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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.

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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.

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Part 2 of my conversation with Peter Buffett: “If you don’t have a way to speak to ordinary Americans, you’re not in the game.”

Picking up where the short introductory excerpt left off, this next segment from our long conversation finds Peter Buffett and myself discussing the influence that growing up Midwestern had on both of us, and how these early experiences of community have shaped—for the better (we hope)!—the way we each try to talk about systemic challenges and solutions.


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The Real News Network

All five parts of my long interview with The Real News Network’s Paul Jay are now online:

Part One: “Understanding the Imperialist System Changed My Life” (video & transcript)

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A preview of my conversation with Peter Buffett

Peter BuffettThe following segment is an excerpt and preview of a conversation that took place between myself and Peter Buffett: composer, chairman of the NOVO Foundation, and son of investor Warren Buffett. Peter’s op-ed last year in the New York Times on the “charitable industrial complex”—retweeted over 8000 times and liked and shared by over a hundred thousand people on Facebook—was not only a stunning and unexpected indictment of the philanthropic status quo, but a bold call to imagine a new economy. This latter aspect—Peter’s demand for, as he put it, “concepts that shatter current structures and systems that have turned much of the world into one vast market”—led to the conversation excerpted here, when I sat down with Peter at the close of 2013 for a discussion of systemic crisis and the possibility of hope. The full conversation will appear soon.

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