America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy, 2nd Edition

By Gar Alperovitz

2011 variation, with a brand new creation through the writer and a brand new foreword through James Gustave Speth As discontent with the commercial and political established order mounts within the wake of the "great recession", the USA past Capitalism is a publication whose time has come. Gar Alperovitz's professional analysis of the long term structural concern of the yank monetary and political method is observed via particular, functional solutions to the issues we are facing as a society. not like many books that reserve a number of pages of a concluding bankruptcy to provide generalized, tentative recommendations, Alperovitz marshals years of analysis into rising "new financial system" recommendations to provide a complete photograph of functional bottom-up efforts at present underway in millions of groups around the usa. All democratize wealth and empower groups, no longer organisations: worker-ownership, cooperatives, group land trusts, social corporations, in addition to many aiding municipal, country and long run federal options in addition. the US past Capitalism is a decision to palms, an eminently functional roadmap for laying foundations to alter a faltering process that more and more fails to maintain the nice American values of equality, liberty and significant democracy. Gar Alperovitz is the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political economic system on the college of Maryland and co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative. he's the writer of various books, together with Unjust Deserts (with Lew Daly), creating a position For group (with Thad Williamson and David Imbroscio), Rebuilding the United States (with Jeff pretend) and, in reference to international coverage, Atomic international relations and the choice to exploit the Atomic Bomb.

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