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The Economic Revolution is Already Here

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October 27, 2009
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America is in the midst of a new revolution. But this revolution is quiet, incremental, nonviolent, and traveling beneath the mainstream media's radar.

The new American revolution challenges the current notions of dog-eat-dog capitalism?through the building of a parallel economic system that shares, cooperates, empowers, and benefits fellow workers and community members.

Over the past few decades, thousands of alternatives to the standard, top-down corporate model have sprouted up?worker-owned companies and cooperatives, neighborhood corporations and trusts, community-owned technology centers and municipally owned enterprises.

In fact, today, involvement in these alternative models of business outnumber union membership as the means by which private-sector workers and community members are taking economics into their own hands. Maria Armoudian interviews author and University of Maryland political scientist Gar Alperovitz (America Beyond Capitalism) for AlterNet.

Read the interview here...

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