Americans know something is wrong, says historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz, appearing on The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, and the fact that “we’re at a turning point” is little surprise. The tougher question to consider is how the country will tackle America’s “medieval ownership pattern” and create regional and national structures that will foster “a new direction” for America’s economy and politics. In this clip, Alperovitz offers a few ideas.

—Elizabeth Whitman