In this article, Gar Alperovitz makes the case that the next economic revolution is already happening. It is taking hold at a grass roots level beneath the media's radar. So far, at least. It's only a matter of time before these ideas make their way into the mainstream.
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.
Maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel.