Thursday April 4th – 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Parkway Ballroom – Appalachian State Plemmons Student Union
Gar Alperovitz has had a distinguished career as a historian, political economist, activist, writer, and government official. He is currently the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland and is a former Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University; Harvard’s Institute of Politics; the Institute for Policy Studies; and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution.
—James Gustave Speth, author ofAmerica the Possible
—Grace Lee Boggs, author of The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century
(CHELSEA GREEN PUBLISHING, SPRING 2013)
Never before have so many Americans been more frustrated with our economic system, more fearful that it is failing, or more open to fresh ideas about a new one. The seeds of a new movement demanding change are forming.
Alperovitz calls for an evolution, not a revolution, out of the old system and into the new. That new system would democratize the ownership of wealth, strengthen communities in diverse ways, and be governed by policies and institutions sophisticated enough to manage a large-scale, powerful economy.