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Gar Alperovitz - Co-Chair, The Next System Project

Gar Alperovitz - Co-Chair, The Next System Project

Gar Alperovitz has had a distinguished career as a historian, political economist, activist, writer, and government official. For fifteen years, he was the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, and is a former Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University; Harvard’s Institute of Politics; the Institute for Policy Studies; and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution.

Gar is the author of critically acclaimed books on the atomic bomb and atomic diplomacy. As a well known policy expert, he has testified before numerous Congressional committees and lectures widely around the country.

Among his many achievements is having been the architect of the first modern steel industry attempt at worker ownership in Youngstown, Ohio. In addition, Gar was nominated to be a member of the Council of Economic Advisers by leading national consumer, labor, and environmental organizations.

He is the founding principal of The Democracy Collaborative, a research institution developing practical, policy-focused, and systematic paths towards ecologically sustainable, community-oriented change and the democratization of wealth, where he serves as Co-Chair of The Next System Project.

Publications

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After the Storms: Defeating Trumpism, Rebuilding America

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Ep. 1: Gar Alperovitz & Gus Speth on the Next System

Ownership

Ownership

America

Evolutionary Reconstruction And Displacement

Tech

Technology

Decentralization

Decentralization

Planning

Planning

bureaucracy

Bureaucracy

Gender

trade

Trade

Democracy

Pluralism

Pluralism

Climate Change

Investment

Investment

Ecological Sustainability

Prehistory

Commonwealth

Liberty

Liberty

Economic Change

Economic Change

public

Public

Community

Markets

Economic Growth

race

Race

Cooperatives

Money

Money

Equality

Regionalism

Regionalism

Culture

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The Policy Weapon Climate Activists Need

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Climate action — at all scales — is more necessary than ever

How Philanthropy Can Help Community Development Survive Trump

How Philanthropy Can Help Community Development Survive Trump

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Framing the challenges of a next system after fossil fuels

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The Pluralist Commonwealth

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Socialism in America Is Closer Than You Think

A Social Capitalism

A Social Capitalism

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Socialism, America-Style

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New Political-Economic Possibilities for the Twenty-First Century

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We Need a New Economic System

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Download the first Next System Project Report