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Gar Alperovitz Keynote Address to at Bioneers 2018: Why We Need a Next System—And How to Get There

 

Delivering the keynote address at the 2018 Bioneers keynote address, titled “Why We Need a Next System,” Alperovitz discusses his work with the Next System Project, emerging models for community-based political-economic development, and how we can begin to build and work toward the systemic change we need to save both democracy and the planet.

Watch or read the full transcript

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Centrist Think Tanks Won’t Save Our Cities

Gar Alperovitz offer his perspective on centrist, elite resistance to Trump era politics.

“What they (local elites) are after are high-tech metropolises whose upscale tone and glamour can bypass and obscure the deepening pain of those left behind. A rumbling, anger-driven and increasingly sophisticated alternative, however, based on grassroots experimentation and organizing, suggests the developing possibility of something very different.”

Gar offers an number of examples and evidence of the growing national and global movement to build a new economy from the ground up.

Read the full article in “In These Times” here.

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Gar Alperovitz, Historian and Professor of Political Economy Oberlin

 

Gar Alperovitz visited Oberlin College to speak at The State of American Democracy: A National Conversation, a three-day, non-partisan discussion about the state of democracy in the U.S. While visiting the university, he was interviewed by Sydney Allen, News Editor for “The Oberlin Review.”

Read their full conversation here.

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Listen to Gar Alperovitz on Corporations and Democracy

 

 

 

Gar Alperovitz joined hosts, Annie Esposito and Steve Scalmanini, on Tuesday, November 14th at 1:00pm on KZYX’s Corporations and Democracy program. Gar discusses developments in the New Economy and the quietly emerging next system. Gar also answers questions from Mendicino County listeners who are interested in working on the emerging elements, such as public banks, of the next system.

Listen to the full program by using this link and then selecting the November 14th show.

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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.

Click here to watch the entire session.

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