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What’s Next with Peter Buffet: Gar Alperovitz on Quantitative Easing for the Planet

What's Next with Peter BuffetOn October 7, 2016, Gar Alperovitz, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, joined Peter Buffet on his radio show, What’s Nextto discuss the possibility of using quantitative easing to avert climate crisis by buying out the fossil fuel industry and transiting to green and renewable energy.

Hear the full radio show here.

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Presentations from the 2016 World Beyond War Conference [Video]

Gar Alperovitz spoke on the following panels at a conference hosted by World Without War, an organization that strives to replace a culture of war with one of peace in which nonviolent means of conflict resolution take the place of bloodshed. The organization hosted their #NoWar2016 conference at the American University School of International Service in Washington, D.C. from September 23rd to 26th. The conference was comprised of a series of panels and workshops, plus an awards ceremony and a protest action. Video courtesy of

Capitalism and transition to Peace Economy

Gar Alperovitz speaks after an introduction by David Hartsough

Jodie Evans speaks in response to Gar Alperovitz

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An animated view of The Pluralist Commonwealth

Here’s an animated view of what a next system grounded in democratized ownership of the economy and real sustainability might look like and illustrating how we are already creating this society using innovative community-based institutions like cooperatives, public banks, and community land trusts – just to name a few.

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Background Briefing with Ian Masters: Gar Alperovitz on Building a 21st Century Populism

Background briefing

On September 5th, 2016, Gar Alperovitz, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, joined Ian Masters on his radio program, Background Briefing, to discuss building upon the momentum generated by Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. Gar speaks about the potential to transform the energy of the Bernie campaign into a 21st century populist movement–starting at the grass roots to build up community initiatives such as worker cooperatives and regional banks.

Hear the full radio show here.

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An in-depth exploration of my vision for a Pluralist Commonwealth

In this seminar, I spoke with a small group of activists, researchers, and change-makers from around the world on the key design principles of a just society and my vision for a Pluralist Commonwealth. I hope you enjoy this in-depth discussion and and perhaps share it with others as a resource to begin to uncover and create what’s next.

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