Economic Justice Group

Gar Alperovitz Book Study

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The Economic Justice Group will be studying Gar Alperovitz’s book “What Then Must We Do?” in preparation for his visit to UUMC in January. All are welcome to join on Wednesday, November 6th at 5:30 pm at UUMC. Contact Trish Merrill at trishmerrill04@yahoo.com with any questions.

From the book site:

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 movement demanding change are forming.

But just what is this thing called a new economy, and how might it take shape in America? In What Then Must We Do?, Gar Alperovitz speaks directly to the reader about where we find ourselves in history, why the time is right for a new-economy movement to coalesce, what it means to build a new system to replace the crumbling one, and how we might begin. He also suggests what the next system might look like—and where we can see its outlines, like an image slowly emerging in the developing trays of a photographer’s darkroom, already taking shape.

He proposes a possible next system that is not corporate capitalism, not state socialism, but something else entirely—and something entirely American.

Alperovitz calls for an evolution, not a revolution, out of the old system and into the new. That new system would democratize the ownership of wealth, strengthen communities in diverse ways, and be governed by policies and institutions sophisticated enough to manage a large-scale, powerful economy.

– See more at: http://whatthenmustwedo.org/#sthash.2AFIH3S7.dpuf

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