Author Archives: Kaylee Thornley

Centrist Think Tanks Won’t Save Our Cities

Gar Alperovitz offer his perspective on centrist, elite resistance to Trump era politics. “What they (local elites) are after are high-tech metropolises whose upscale tone and glamour can bypass and obscure the deepening pain of those left behind. A rumbling, anger-driven and increasingly sophisticated alternative, however, based on grassroots experimentation and organizing, suggests the developing […]

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Gar Alperovitz, Historian and Professor of Political Economy Oberlin

  Gar Alperovitz visited Oberlin College to speak at The State of American Democracy: A National Conversation, a three-day, non-partisan discussion about the state of democracy in the U.S. While visiting the university, he was interviewed by Sydney Allen, News Editor for “The Oberlin Review.” Read their full conversation here.

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Listen to Gar Alperovitz on Corporations and Democracy

      Gar Alperovitz joined hosts, Annie Esposito and Steve Scalmanini, on Tuesday, November 14th at 1:00pm on KZYX’s Corporations and Democracy program. Gar discusses developments in the New Economy and the quietly emerging next system. Gar also answers questions from Mendicino County listeners who are interested in working on the emerging elements, such […]

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The New Economy and the Quietly Emerging Next System with Gar Alperovitz

On October 5th, 2017, Gar Alperovitz visited Vermont Law School to speak as a part of the VLS New Economy Law and Policy Forum: A Speaker Series on Building a Sustainable, Just, and Democratic Future. Gar was the first in a series of speakers which will also included Frances Moore Lappe, Jonathan Rosenthal, Helena Norberg […]

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Black Monday, ’77, When the Mill Shutdown in Youngstown Gave Birth to the Rust Belt

            Gar Alperovitz’s chapter in Charles Derber’s new book, Welcome to the Revolution: Universalizing Resistance for Social Justice and Democracy in Perilous Times, was featured on The chapter discusses the story of Youngstown and how change happens and is happening today. This is not, however, simply a story about worker […]

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