Giving back requires humility. It will be a true test of learning new skills.
David Korten is co-founder and board chair of YES! Magazine, co-chair of the New Economy Working Group, president of the Living Economies Forum, an associate fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, and a member of the Club of Rome. His books include the international best-seller When Corporations Rule the World and Agenda for a New Economy.
The outcome of this election is a wake-up call to action. Now that we know our elected leaders will not save us, let’s get to work.
The $66 billion sale of Monsanto is yet another reminder of how corporations have colonized the world and subverted democracy. To regain our future, we must claim our right to popular sovereignty.
We must shift the structures of society to ensure the Earth remains healthy and everyone has access to a decent livelihood.
We face the prospect of an economy with little need for humans. Advances in artificial intelligence call us to revisit basic questions about work, love, and human purpose.
In the chaos of Trump’s first three weeks in office, we can see a frighteningly coherent agenda—and a national and global emergency.
When we call ourselves protectors, we cast our role as fulfilling our responsibility to the community that sustains us—not for our personal benefit, but for the benefit of all.
A world free of extremes of wealth and poverty in which no one needs to stand in line for a chance at a secure and fulfilling life.
The Great Growth Con promises that economic growth—measured by gross domestic product—will benefit everyone, rich and poor alike.
We’ve been pitted against each other for too long. Now is the time to come together to fix our corrupt political systems.
China and the U.S. are poised as the dominant players. Will they compete or cooperate?
The purely private-purpose corporation is an illegitimate entity. This is the elephant in the room that no politician dare mention.