Gar Alperovitz is the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland and is a former fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University. He is the author of critically acclaimed books on the atomic bomb and atomic diplomacy and his articles have appeared in various publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, The Nation, and The Atlantic. Among his many achievements is having been the architect of the first modern steel industry attempt at worker ownership in Youngstown, Ohio. In addition, he was nominated to be a member of the Council of Economic Advisers by leading national consumer, labor, and environmental organizations. Alperovitz is the president of the National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives and is a founding principal of the University of Maryland–based Democracy Collaborative, a research institution developing practical, policy-focused, and systematic paths toward ecologically sustainable, community-oriented change and the democratization of wealth. He is a co-author, with Lew Daly, of Unjust Deserts: How the Rich Are Taking Our Common Inheritance and Why We Should Take It Back (The New Press), as well as numerous other books including The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb and What Then Must We Do?. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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