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The Possibility of a Pluralist Commonwealth and a Community Sustaining Economy

Gar Alperovitz and Steve Dubb

This essay by Democracy Collaborative co-founder Gar Alperovitz and Research Director Steve Dubb opens the academic symposium journal issue on “Alternatives to Capitalism” which provides a collection of essays that explore the broader implications of community wealth building for creating a new economy.

The collection also includes contributions by Democracy Collaborative Senior Fellow Joe Guinan on the crisis of European social democracy, and Senior Research Associate Thomas Hanna oon public ownership. In addition, it features essays by Marjorie Kelly of Tellus Institute on rethinking enterprise ownership, Thad Williamson, Professor at the University of Richmond on constitutional changes necessary for economic democracy, and Joel Rogers of the Center on Wisconsin Strategy on the role of state and local policies in supporting community wealth building.