Past Event

The Emerging Prehistory of the Next American Revolution

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Fri, May 31 2013 - 12:00pm

 

Gar AlperovitzProfessor of Political Economy, University of Maryland; Co-founder, The Democracy Collaborative; Author, What Then Must We Do?: Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution

Is there an America beyond capitalism? Just beneath the surface level of public awareness, something is brewing amidst the social and economic distress – including thousands of worker-owned companies, co-ops with millions of members, states taking up public banking, and new forms of single-payer health care. 
Endorsed by Ralph Nader and Van Jones, Alperovitz presents a compelling case for a cooperative and community-based economy. He argues that the coming painful decades may be the prehistory of the next American revolution – and an evolutionary process that transforms the American system, making it both morally meaningful and ecologically sustainable.
 

MLF: Business & Leadership
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 non-members, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students(with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Kevin O'Malley
Also know: Photo by Stephen Voss