The next American revolution

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  • Creator a Media Education Foundation Production ; director, Sut Jhally ; editor, Sut Jhally ; media research, Sarah Marmon ; camera, David Rabinovitz ; audio recording, Andy Turrett ; motion graphics, Tom Pappalardo ; additional graphics, Sut Jhally
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (1 video file, 47 min.)
  • OCLC ocn897769700
  • Credits
    • Featuring Gar Alperovitz


  • While there's been no shortage of commentary about the structural crisis plaguing the American economic and political system, from wage stagnation and chronic unemployment to unchecked corporate and state power and growing inequality, analyses that offer practical, politically viable solutions to these problems have been few and far between. This illustrated presentation from distinguished historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz is a rare and stunning exception. Pointing to efforts already under way in thousands of communities across the U.S., from co-ops and community land trusts to municipal, state, and federal initiatives that promote entrepreneurship and sustainability, Alperovitz marshals years of research to show how bottom-up strategies can work to check monopolistic corporate power, democratize wealth, and empower communities. The result is a highly accessible look at the current economy and a common-sense roadmap for building a system more in sync with American values.
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