Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Inequality and Ecological Crisis

This video conference is between Richard Heinberg and Gar Alperovitz, Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland. Gar is the author numerous books, including most recently America Beyond Capitalism and, with Lew Daly, Unjust Deserts. Gar is the co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, an innovative think tank developing new models for sustainable, equitable and cooperative community development. Heinberg and Gar discuss the links between extreme economic inequality, the economic and ecological crises that we face. They discuss the possibilities of a 'new economy' of cooperatives and local economic development.

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