Capitalism http://nhpr.org en Is There An America Beyond Capitalism? http://nhpr.org/post/there-america-beyond-capitalism <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-full"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Gar Alperovitz calls for an evolution, not a revolution, into a new system that would democratize the ownership of wealth, strengthen communities in diverse ways, and be governed by policies and institutions sophisticated enough to manage a large-scale, powerful economy.</p><p></p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:00:00 +0000 30623 at http://nhpr.org Is There An America Beyond Capitalism? From Cellphones To Cigarettes: The Long Arm Of The Chinese Government http://nhpr.org/post/cellphones-cigarettes-long-arm-chinese-government The streets of Beijing and Shanghai feel like an entrepreneurial free-for-all, full of mom-and-pop stores and street vendors selling snacks and cheap toys.<p>But when you pull back the curtain, you see a different picture: a country where the government still controls huge swaths of the economy.<p>When you're in China, there's a good chance you're doing business with the government every time you:<p><p><ul><p><li>make a call on your cellphone (the government owns the country's biggest cellphone network)</li><p><li>buy gas for your car (the two biggest oil companies are owned by the governm Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:38:00 +0000 David Kestenbaum & Jacob Goldstein 2173 at http://nhpr.org From Cellphones To Cigarettes: The Long Arm Of The Chinese Government Wal-Mart Plans Ambitious Expansion Into Medical Care http://nhpr.org/post/wal-mart-plans-ambitious-expansion-medical-care <strong>Updated at 2:52 p.m. ET:</strong> Wal-Mart issued a <a href="http://walmartstores.com/pressroom/news/10744.aspx" target="_blank">statement</a> Wednesday saying its request for partners to provide primary care services was "overwritten and incorrect." The firm is "not building a national, integrated low-cost primary health care platform," according to the statement by Dr. Wed, 09 Nov 2011 05:01:00 +0000 350 at http://nhpr.org Wal-Mart Plans Ambitious Expansion Into Medical Care