Tag Archives: Democratized Economy

Laura Flanders Interviews Gar Alperovitz on New Economy

Laura Flanders Interviews Gar Alperovitz on New Economy
Author and broadcaster Laura Flanders tackles the tough issues on this refreshingly invigorating news/talk show. In this week’s program Flanders talks with Gar Alperovitz, professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland and author of numerous books, the most recent of ... Read more

Solar and the New (democratic) Energy Economy

Solar and the New (democratic) Energy Economy
I spent three days this week with some of the biggest minds behind the “new economy” movement because their core theme – economic democracy – fits like a glove over ILSR’s work on democratic energy. By John Farrell Originally posted in the Institute for Local Self-Reliance The big takeaway? Solar ... Read more

Unmaking Global Capitalism

Unmaking Global Capitalism
In terms of the impact of historical defeats, it’s worth noting that in the wake of the 1848 revolutions Marx’s emphasis on changing the world and not just interpreting it underwent a reversal. Marx was too optimistic about the potential of 1848, and those disappointments led him to return to the importance of ... Read more

Costs of Privatization Hidden in Plain Sight

Costs of Privatization Hidden in Plain Sight
Privatization is often sold as providing higher quality services and infrastructure at lower cost. In fact, important costs are regularly overlooked. In other words, services and infrastructure have been privatized, even though keeping them public is the better choice. Chicago's experiences with ... Read more

Capitalism Vs. Democracy

Capitalism Vs. Democracy
Thomas Piketty’s new book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,”described by one French newspaper as a “a political and theoretical bulldozer,” defies left and right orthodoxy by arguing that worsening inequality is an inevitable outcome of free market capitalism. Piketty, a professor at the Paris School of Economics, ... Read more

Alive in the Sunshine

Alive in the Sunshine
One of the central contradictions of leftist politics within capitalism is that between labor and the environment. The more groups advocate for stringent regulations, the more the left is branded as “job killers” - often by other leftists. The more leftists push for the dream of total employment, the more they are accused ... Read more

Vermont Becomes Key State for Public Banking Push

Vermont Becomes Key State for Public Banking Push
In a developing story emerging from Vermont, Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Montpelier’s former Planning and Community Development Director, has alleged that she had been fired for her support for a public banking initiative. As efforts to institute a public bank in the state gain momentum at both the ... Read more

A Third Way: Post Capitalism, Post Socialism

Henry George, Buckminster Fuller and Louis Kelso: Three Architects of a Post-Scarcity Paradigm By Norman G. Kurland, Michael D. Greaney and Dawn K. Brohawn Center for Economic and Social Justice, 1999 Karl Marx, while we disagree with many of his conclusions, should be acknowledged as the most ... Read more