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America beyond capitalism : reclaiming our wealth, our liberty, and our democracy

Author: Gar Alperovitz
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, ©2005.
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"In his new book, Gar Alperovitz argues that the first decade of the twenty-first century - challenged by growing economic inequality, the devaluing of civil liberties, and a government unresponsive to the people - is already producing conditions that will force the United States to undergo historic changes." "There have been five major political realignments in American history, from before the Progressive Era to  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alperovitz, Gar.
America beyond capitalism.
Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, ©2005
(OCoLC)646255265
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gar Alperovitz
ISBN: 0471667307 9780471667308 0471790028 9780471790020
OCLC Number: 54503978
Description: xv, 320 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Equality : beyond tax-and-spend --
Liberty : money, time and real freedom of choice --
Democracy : from the ground up --
Democracy : inequality and giant corporations --
Democracy : is a continent too large? --
The pluralist commonwealth --
A direct stake in economic life : worker-owned firms --
Enterprising cities : right, left, and center --
Building community : neighborhoods and nonprofits with a mission --
State and national innovators --
The democratization of wealth and the era of continuing fiscal crisis --
Is local democracy possible in the global era? --
Community, the environment and the "nonsexist city" --
The regional restructuring of the American continent --
The logic of long-term political refocusing --
Social security, retirement, and health care --
A twenty-five-hour week? --
Beyond super-elites and conspicuous consumption : real ecological sustainability in the twenty-first century --
Twenty-first-century populism --
The challenge of the era of technological abundance.
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"In his new book, Gar Alperovitz argues that the first decade of the twenty-first century - challenged by growing economic inequality, the devaluing of civil liberties, and a government unresponsive to the people - is already producing conditions that will force the United States to undergo historic changes." "There have been five major political realignments in American history, from before the Progressive Era to beyond the New Deal. All have occurred in the face of the argument that major change was impossible. America Beyond Capitalism shows that increasing numbers of citizens are also quietly beginning to take meaningful local and national action that can ultimately give explosive force to a new approach."--Jacket.

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