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"The old ideas are collapsing": an interview with Gar Alperovitz

Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and looming climate crisis, the left urgently needs alternative economic models and new, more effective strategies for pursuing them.

With over 50 years of theorising and campaigning behind him—stretching from the War on Poverty and civil rights movement in the US through to collective Ujamaa villages in Tanzania and community take-overs of steel mills in the American Midwest—Gar has a wealth of insights to share.

Read the entire interview at openDemocracy.

Publication date: 2020-06-05
Parent publication: openDemocracy
Publication URL: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/oureconomy/old-ideas-are-collapsing-interview-gar-alperovitz/

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