Democratizing Wealth and a Sustainable Future

A Conversation with Gar Alperovitz
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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.
 
Join the New America Foundation's Asset Building Program for a vibrant discussion of these ideas and themes.
 
Join the conversation online by tweeting @AssetsNAF with #democratizewealth.

Participants

Gar Alperovitz
Professor, University of Maryland
Founding Principal, The Democracy Collaborative
Author, What then Must We Do? Democratizing Wealth and Building a Community-Sustaining Economy from the Ground Up
 
Director, Asset Building Program, New America Foundation

Event Time and Location

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

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