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. In his new book, Gar Alperovitz presents a case for democratizing wealth as a foundation for a new and sustainable economy. He describes what it means to build a new system to replace the crumbling one, and offers specific policy ideas for how we might begin the process by starting with a transformation of the banking industry and health care sector. The paradox of this process is that the policies and institutions most capable of managing a large-scale and powerful economy are the ones that can strengthen communities in diverse ways.
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