Gar Alperovitz, historian, political economist, and author

Air Dates: October 25-28, 2014

This week's guest is Gar Alperovitz, internationally known political economist, historian, and author of "What Then Must We Do?" and "America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy." Dr. Alperovitz shares his vision of how the US can democratize the economy to create community wealth and bridge the growing income gap between the rich and everyone else.

Alperovitz is a highly esteemed economist and historian whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, The Nation, and The Atlantic among other publications. Alperovitz has been profiled by The New York Times, the Associated Press, People, UPI, and Mother Jones, and has been a guest on numerous network TV and cable news programs, including Meet the Press, Larry King Live, The Charlie Rose Show, Crossfire, and The O'Reilly Factor.

QUOTES:"This book opens an extraordinary new vista on the moral bankruptcy of our second Gilded Age."—Bill Moyers , on Dr. Alperovitz' book “Unjust Deserts”

"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, recommending Gar Alperovitz' book "America Beyond Capitlism"