America Beyond Capitalism

America Beyond CapitalismWe’re excited to bring you a new, exclusive series from groundbreaking economist and author Gar Alperovitz. Truthout will be publishing weekly installments of Alperovitz’s paradigm-shifting book, “America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy,” which lays out a roadmap for the systemic economic change necessary to build a just society. Join us in exploring questions of ownership, wealth distribution, cooperation, democracy, and what an economic future might look like that does not assume the dominance of corporate capitalism.

Part One: It’s Time to Lay the Groundwork for Radical, Systemic Change

Part Two: America Beyond Capitalism: An “Evolutionary Reconstruction” of the System Is Necessary and Possible

Part Three: Total System Change: A Real-Life Look at Regional Governance and Public Ownership

Part Four: Change Will Occur

Part Five: Drifting Away From Our Ideals

Part Six: Changing Wealth Ownership to Reduce Inequality

Part Seven: Gar Alperovitz | Democracy, From the Ground Up

Part Eight: Can Corporations Be Made to Fit Democratic Theory and Vision?

Part Nine: Democracy: Is a Continent Too Big?

Part Ten: Gar Alperovitz: “The Pluralist Commonwealth”

Part Eleven: A Direct Stake in Economic Life

Part Twelve: Enterprising Cities: Left, Right and Center

Part Thirteen: Building Community: Neighborhoods and Nonprofits With a Mission

Part Fourteen: State and National Innovators

Part Fifteen: The Democratization of Wealth and the Era of Deepening Fiscal Crisis

Part Sixteen: Is Local Democracy Possible in the Global Era?

Part Seventeen: Community, the Environment and the “Nonsexist City”

Part Eighteen: The Regional Restructuring of the American Continent

Part Nineteen: The 25-Hour Work Week

Part Twenty: Beyond Super-Elites and Conspicuous Consumption: Real Ecological Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century