America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy, 2005

Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States

America Beyond Capitalism comes at a critical time in our history—when we all know our system isn’t working but we are not sure what can be done about it.

This book takes us outside the confines of orthodox thinking, imagines a new way of living together, and then brings that vision back into reality with a set of eminently practical ideas that promise a truly democratic society.

Commentaire de Noam Chomsky

“Concrete and feasible ways to reverse the ominous course of the past several decades and to open the way to a vibrant democracy with a sustainable economy…

A marvelous book… I recommend it all the time”

Noam Chomsky

Présnentation du livre

Alperovitz, an academic and political economist, calls on Democrats to “change the system,” believing many Americans are searching for new policies as we face large deficits; unemployment; terrorism; and loss of belief in equality, liberty, and democracy.

In his view, our unresponsive government, growing inequality, corruption, sprawl, and rising personal debt are reflections of a creative free market system that is no longer completely free or totally creative.

Examining the extraordinary income and wealth controlled by elites and major corporations, he suggests that the future requires the development of a more community-centered, democratic market system.

The author offers four fundamental suggestions to address current problems, including developing new institutions that hold wealth on behalf of small and large public groups (community-centered enterprises and worker-owned firms), and a regional rather than continental political system to appropriately represent a rapidly growing American population.