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In the struggle against economic inequality, historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz tends to take the long view. That may be at least partly because Alperovitz has been at that struggle for quite a long time.
Back in the 1960s, for instance, Alperovitz worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his aides to explore the potential of an alternate economic order built upon community-owned enterprise.Too Much: So how do we go about developing that idea politically?
Alperovitz: I think that starts with a counter-institutional strategy. If they have institutions and we don’t, and labor is no longer there in the strength we need, either we build an institutional substructure or we lose.