In What Then Must We Do?, Gar Alperovitz speaks directly to the reader about where we find ourselves in history, why the time is right for a new-economy movement to coalesce, what it means to build a new system to replace the crumbling one, and how we might begin. He also suggests what the next system might look like—and where we can see its outlines, like an image slowly emerging in the developing trays of a photographer’s darkroom, already taking shape.
He proposes a possible next system that is not corporate capitalism, not state socialism, but something else entirely—and something entirely American.
Alperovitz calls for an evolution, not a revolution, out of the old system and into the new. That new system would democratize the ownership of wealth, strengthen communities in diverse ways, and be governed by policies and institutions sophisticated enough to manage a large-scale, powerful economy.
- Gar Alperovitz @ 2640: The Emerging New Economy (endinginequality.org)
- Book Salon Preview – What Then Must We Do?: Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution (my.firedoglake.com)
- The Big Banks Cannot Be Controlled (classwarinamerica.wordpress.com)
- Visions of a New World (jacobinmag.com)
- Everyday Socialism, Or How We Actually Pay for Things (classwarinamerica.wordpress.com)