SOURCE: The New Yorker
Gar Alperovitz played key secret role in release of the Pentagon Papers
Speaking publicly for the first time, the historian reveals the crucial role that he and a small band of others played in helping Daniel Ellsberg leak the documents to journalists.
SOURCE: The Oberlin Review
Gar Alperovitz is still pushing to make America more democratic
In an interview he explains what the organization he co-founded (Democracy Collaborative) does.
Historian and economist Gar Alperovitz on the possibilities of the Great Recession
A couple of weeks ago, a wonky data visualization became a viral sensation. Titled "Wealth Inequality in America," it provided a stark illustration of the distribution of wealth in this country. While many of us already know that this country's wealth is tilted in one direction, it's even more shockingly skewed than we thought. To date, the video has received more than 4.3 million views on YouTube.The data in the video wasn't news to Gar Alperovitz, an economist, historian and prolific writer on alternatives to capitalism. The 76-year-old University of Maryland professor wears many hats as a teacher, researcher, activist and filmmaker. His most well-known book, America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy, lays out the remarkable array of grassroots ownership strategies that local communities can pursue. Many of them are already familiar, such as food co-ops, and others, like credit unions, have become newly valued in the wake of Occupy Wall Street....
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