(reposted from my new website, http://www.garalperovitz.com/)

In this clip, the first in a series of segments from an extensive and wide-ranging interview, I talk about my political background and previous work, before moving on to discuss the effects of systemic inequality in the distribution of wealth, and the real sources of productive value in the knowledge economy (as explored in my book with Lew Daly, Unjust Deserts):

The interview was shot and produced by Jordan Karr-Morse from Softbox Digital.  I’ll be posting a new segment approximately once a week.  Next up: the history of the idea of “socialism”, and why the caricatured conception operative in today’s stunted political discourse doesn’t do justice to the real trajectory of the impulse towards a better, more egalitarian world.