"At a time when the national medias been transfixed by the imperalist adventures and crony capitalism of the Bush administration, Gar Alperovitz discovers that not only have the seeds of a legitimatelPraise for America Beyond Capitalism
"At a time when the national medias been transfixed by the imperalist adventures and crony capitalism of the Bush administration, Gar Alperovitz discovers that not only have the seeds of a legitimately democratic political economy been planted, they are bearing fruit. Addressing a range of necessary changes, from urban design to health care to the distribution of wealth, Alperovitzs Pluralist Commonwealth is the kind of careful, well-researched, and practical alternative progressives have been seeking. And its morevisionary, hopeful, even inspirational. I highly recommend it."
Juliet Schor, author of The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Dont Need, and Professor of Sociology, Boston College
"An important guidebook to the future. First, Alperovitz leads a grim tour of the deteriorated values at the core of the American experienceequality, liberty, democracy, and the wise use of our collective wealth. Then he takes us to the mountaintop with a broad and optimistic mapping vision of how Americans can remake their economy and society to restore those values. A compelling and convincing story of the future."
William Greider, author of The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy
"Succeeds brilliantly in taking the Jeffersonian spirit into the last bastion of privilege in America, offering workable solutions for making the American economy one that is truly of, by, and for the people."
Jeremy Rifkin, author of The End of Work