DemocracyCollab on Dec 8, 2011
With Ralph Nader, Ted Howard and John Cavanagh
The Occupy movement now building around the country is a necessary and justified response to the outrages of a political-economic system that looks the other way as the top 1 percent runs off with almost a fourth of the nation’s income and more wealth than the bottom 90 percent taken together. The reality is that the challenge is systemic, not merely political.
If traditional reform is flagging, and “revolution” even less likely, what should the occupations around the country really get serious about?
Come to the release of Gar Alperovitz’s “America Beyond Capitalism,” a sweeping analysis of the emerging long-term pathways toward an evolutionary reconstruction of our economic system. Thousands of experiments across the country are building new forms of cooperative- and community-controlled economic institutions and quietly laying the groundwork for a transition away from capitalism, to a new system grounded in ecological sustainability, the democratization of wealth, and real democracy.