Saturday, May 26, 2012

A New Economic Paradigm: An Interview With Gar Alperovitz

Gar Alperovitz is 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, Making a Place For Community, Rebuilding America, Atomic Diplomacy, The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb, and America Beyond Capitalism.
Read it at link to video at Truthout
A New Economic Paradigm: An Interview With Gar Alperovitz
By David Barsamian, Alternative Radio | Interview & Video

Video of intervew and transcript.


Scott R. said...

Very informative link Tom..., I especially liked this quote:

Either there is going to be a new model of how you transform advanced systems in a new direction, or the decay will worsen and the pain will grow and the violence will come with it. I think this is the most important period of American history, bar none, and I include the American revolution, because we’re running out of options in the traditional models. The question that’s posed by all this experimentation and many other things and by Occupy is whether we’re in potentially the beginning of really reshaping our idea of where to go and how to get there. Critical to that is to get beyond rhetoric to what does it look like. What is it that makes sense in the design and politics and vision of the next system?

Tom Hickey said...

Neoliberalism (Thatcher/Reaganism) is getting long in the tooth, especially in this age of rapid change and with non-Western countries without a liberal-individualistic tradition coming on line now. There will be swing toward increased emphasis on community and solidarity.