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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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Michael Reading of Toward Ecological Civilization Interviews Gar Alperovitz

Gar speaks to Michael Reading from the California organization, Toward Ecological Civilization, about the Cleveland Model, the Pluralist Commonwealth, and designing a community-sustaining political-economic system.

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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 TheRealNews.com:

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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