How to Redistribute Wealth—Without the Guillotine
This article in The American Prospect was inspired by the Democracy Collaborative’s co-founder Gar Alperovitz, whose book What Then Must We Do? provokes new visions and theories on wealth redistribution:
Short of an all-out, torches-and-pitchforks revolt, reducing structural inequality means going through the legislative process—most particularly, reforming the tax code. But with an intransigent Republican Congress, a campaign-finance system dominated by wealthy donors, and a dispirited and deeply divided public, it’s clear that legislative change isn’t going to come soon. That places us in what Alperovitz calls “pre-history.” We have to lay the foundation for change without knowing when it will come… Read full article.