I am Gar Alperovitz, author of What Then Must We Do? and an advocate for an America beyond capitalism. AMA!
Hi, reddit! I'm Gar Alperovitz, Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, former Legislative Director in the US House and Senate, founder of The Democracy Collaborative, and author of a number of books including The Decision To Use The Atomic Bomb, America Beyond Capitalism, and What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About The Next American Revolution
I recently wrote a feature article in the Nation magazine called "How to Democratize the US Economy," adapted from my latest book.
I'm doing this interview as part of New Economy Week, a seven day campaign dedicated to political and economic alternatives organized by the New Economy Coalition. Check it out.
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UPDATE: Thanks everyone for the great questions; thoroughly enjoyed this! Make sure to check out New Economy Week for many events taking these discussions further around the country, and also community-wealth.org for many, many resources on different models for a new economy. And you can follow me on twitter @GarAlperovitz or like my facebook page or visit my webpage to get updates about what I'm working on.