2011 edition, with a new introduction by the author and a new foreword by James Gustave Speth As discontent with the economic and political status quo mounts in the wake of the qgreat recession, q America Beyond Capitalism is a book whose time has come. Gar Alperovitz's expert diagnosis of the long-term structural crisis of the American economic and political system is accompanied by detailed, practical answers to the problems we face as a society. Unlike many books that reserve a few pages of a concluding chapter to offer generalized, tentative solutions, Alperovitz marshals years of research into emerging qnew economyq strategies to present a comprehensive picture of practical bottom-up efforts currently underway in thousands of communities across the United States. All democratize wealth and empower communities, not corporations: worker-ownership, cooperatives, community land trusts, social enterprises, along with many supporting municipal, state and longer term federal strategies as well. America Beyond Capitalism is a call to arms, an eminently practical roadmap for laying foundations to change a faltering system that increasingly fails to sustain the great American values of equality, liberty and meaningful democracy. Gar Alperovitz is the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland and co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative. He is the author of numerous books, including Unjust Deserts (with Lew Daly), Making a Place For Community (with Thad Williamson and David Imbroscio), Rebuilding America (with Jeff Faux) and, in connection with foreign policy, Atomic Diplomacy and The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb.A number of public utilities have pioneered ways to protect the environment and improve sustainability by promoting ... that many of the hoped-for gains of contracting public services to private firms have proven to be exaggerated or illusory. ... The same customer paid $114.38 to PGaamp;E, $114.17 to SDGaamp;E, or $122.62 to Southern California Edison, the three largest private utilitiesa40 to 50 percent more.
|Title||:||America Beyond Capitalism|
|Author||:||Gar Alperovitz, James Gustave Speth|
|Publisher||:||Democracy Collaborative Pres - 2011-11|