Deep change begins with a vision of possibility.
Agenda for a New Economy
How can we build an economy that works for all of us? David Korten lays out his vision in his latest book, Agenda for a New Economy. This special blog series is comprised of condensed and updated excerpts.
How I came to challenge the economic theories and institutions I once served.
Liberation from subservience to Wall Street begins with a recognition that money is just a number of no intrinsic value.
Why is our economic system consigning billions of people to degrading poverty, destroying Earth's ecosystem, and tearing up the social fabric of civilized community?
Through their accounting slight of hand, Wall Street illusionists convince even themselves that they are enriching society rather than preying on it.
Is using debt to create money a bad idea? It depends on where the money goes.
Our current economic choice is not between capitalism and communism. It is between locally accountable Main Street markets and Wall Street central planning by predatory global financiers.
To successfully address climate change and extreme poverty, the mindset of the economist must give way to the mindset of the ecologist.
How Wall Street undermined an American ideal and won the class war.
How today's Wall Street profiteers follow in the footsteps of the buccaneers and privateers of yesteryear.
Playing money games to profit from false expectations is not the same as investing in jobs that produce real value to meet real needs
To create a stable functioning financial system, we must first understand why the current financial system holds policy makers hostage to Wall Street interests. It is more than just political corruption.
Wall Street’s days are numbered. Ours need not be.
Wall Street's celebration and promotion of moral perversion as a virtue must be exposed and condemned.
Greed is a sign of moral and psychological immaturity. Psychologically and morally mature adults are caring, cooperative, and honest.