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America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy, 2nd Edition Paperback – November 9, 2011
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Unfortunately, taking a flight of fancy such as this soon puts one in the position of a Wiley E. Coyote, pausing and looking down to realize that he has left the ground beneath him a while ago, and is now hundreds of meters above the floor of a canyon. As one plummets down, reality becomes clear: the next presidential election will be between a Mormon private equity capitalist and a milquetoast reformer with the daring of an ostrich and a big crush on financiers. There. Is. No. Hope.Read more ›
Though it is obvious he is more a supporter of the Progressive movement and the direction they would like to see the country head in, Gar is open to the fact that all of us regardless of our political views have to be able to work together to see the kind of sweeping reform that is needed for us to thrive. There is nothing wrong with being progressive or conservative. What is wrong is how far you are willing to take your views just to see your side win instead of the country winning.
I read this book not just the sobering facts that it presented, but with the hope that all of us should have when it comes to the country and what is still possible. I, like Gar, believe that America's best days can still be in front of us. What we have to learn to do, however, is get bi-partisanship more involved in the decision-making and not allow our egos and rigid thinking destroy us or any chance for recovery.
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Had endorsements from Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn on the back cover, so I figured it couldn't be that bad. It's not - many would likely find it facinating. Read morePublished 7 months ago by NAO
A well-written and well-reasoned statement, that lays to rest silly extremist debates of capitalism vs socialism, and talks about a solid foundation for society.Published 13 months ago by John Turnbull
Chomsky precisely and succinctly identifies the major economic issues facing everyday Americans, and the reasons behind these issues. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Robert C. Hastings
This book exposes the truths about capitalism for our times...let's face it, the larger the world gets, the harder it is to maintain unalienable rights to economic freedom, among... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Elizabeth
I thought this was written. hard to read much of this as I get so frustrated with the system. This book gives some hopeful insights at the end.Published on October 28, 2013 by db01
This is strictly populist, progressive wishful thinking, advocating a deliberate continuation of slow growth and replacement of GDP with other measures of utility. Read morePublished on July 20, 2013 by Gderf
Reviewing a book with this title it is critical to warn that Alperovitz's work is not a polemic.
I would call it one suitable for `Required Reading' in many a Political... Read more
I figure there must be some reason I feel this way and, maybe some other folks would agree, so they have a right to hear it. Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by KDelphi