Julius Wilson Discuss School Irvine Valley Colleg

Julius Wilson Discuss School Irvine Valley Colleg

Julius Wilson Discuss School Irvine Valley Colleg

Background information to answering question #1. According to Gar Alperovitz as an alternative to capitalism, Economic Democracy (democratic control of the economy) offers solutions to many of the current economic problems we face as a society.

It has three basic features: (Among others)

• Worker self-management: Each productive enterprise is controlled democratically by its workers.

• The market: These enterprises interact with one another and with consumers in an environment largely free of government price controls. Raw materials, instruments of production, and consumer goods are all bought and sold at prices largely determined by the forces of supply and demand.

• Social control of investment: Funds for new investment are generated by a capital assets tax and are returned to the economy through a network of public investment banks.


Answer one of the following two questions.

1. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the concept of Economic Democracy as a political strategy and political and economic vision for the US. Is it practical? How do you convince Americans that Economic Democracy does NOT mean government will run everything? How would the US population and especially racial and ethnic minorities benefit from such an economic agenda? Address any other issues you might find useful in answering the question.

2. Many Americans would be surprised to learn that

US schools remain segregated after years of struggle to desegregate them. Drawing on the readings on segregation and the video lecture by

Julius Wilson discuss school segregation today and the issues of race and class as elaborated by Wilson. Why does segregation continue to exist and in your opinion, what can be done to address it more systematically?

No more than 1400- 1500 words. APA Style is preferred. However, instructor will accept other formats that students are more familiar using (Chicago and MLA).

read the attach file and watch a video

the video is

Gar Alperovitz – Replacing Corporate Capitalism: Why We Need a Next System | Bioneers

url: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWgry4Yl-cA