What Then Must We Do?

What Then Must We Do?

Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution

eBook - 2013
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"Never before have so many Americans been more frustrated with our economic system, more fearful that it is failing, or more open to fresh ideas about a new one. The seeds of a new economy--and, if we act upon it, a new system--are forming. What is that next system? It's not corporate capitalism, not state socialism, but something else--something entirely American. In What Then Must We Do?, Gar Alperovitz speaks directly to the reader about why the time is right for a revolutionary new economy movement, what it means to democratize the ownership of wealth, what it will take to build a new system to replace the decaying one--and how to strengthen our communities through cooperatives, worker-owned companies, neighborhood corporations, small and medium-size independent businesses, and publicly owned enterprises. For the growing group of Americans pacing at the edge of confidence in the old system, or already among its detractors, What Then Must We Do? offers an evolutionary, common-sense solution for moving from despair and anger to strategy and action. "--Publisher's website.
Publisher: White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2013]
ISBN: 1603584927 (electronic bk.)
9781603584920 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 330.973 ALP
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 205 pages)

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CaroleRydberg
Jun 21, 2015

Confession - I have renewed this little book three times and am committed to finishing it in the next three days! I believe that the early parts of the book discouraged me and were hard for me to read because they told me things that I really did not want to believe. But, it also has given me new hope and reasons for optimism. It is making me think about alternative economic structures; other ways of doing things that are already taking place and are bringing more democracy and equity to our planet. It may be the most important little book that anyone can read. I consider it MUST reading for anyone ... especially those who are young and who care. These changes are going to take more time than I, at 77 years, may have. Read it! Act on it!

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StarGladiator
Feb 18, 2014

Prof. Alperovitz is proposing something most radical: economic democracy. Economic democracy is the ultimate bane of the super-crooks who rig all those markets (LIBOR rates, interest rate derivatives rates, precious metals market rates, oil/energy rates, various metals by warehousing and artificially driving up demands while manipulating metals futures, and on and on and on): JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, et cetera). Only a majority grassroots movement would be successful, but how few Americans would understand what the good professor is proposing?

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