Gar Alperovitz’s keynote speech at "The Summit" at Appalachian State in Boone, NC April 2013.
Gar Alperovitz is the Lionel R. Bauman professor of political economy at the University of Maryland. He is the author numerous books, including What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution, America Beyond Capitalism and, with Lew Daly, Unjust Deserts. Gar is the co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, an innovative think tank developing new models for sustainable, equitable and cooperative community development.
In addition to his work in economics, he is also an acclaimed historian whose work has focused on the decision to use atomic weapons at the close of World War II. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, The Nation, and the Atlantic among other popular and academic publications. He has been profiled by the New York Times, the Associated Press, People, UPI and Mother Jones and has been a guest on numerous network TV and cable news programs, including “Meet the Press,” “Larry King Live,” “The Charlie Rose Show,” “Cross Fire,” and “the O’Reilly Factor.”
Tags: american dream, changemaking
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