I find hope in the fact that for all our wondrous differences, at the core we humans all want most of the same things. Fortunately, what we want aligns with where we need to go.
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.
Life provides us with time-tested system design principles. We violate them at our peril.
Applying nature's design principles, we can design economies that self-correct toward Earth balance, shared prosperity, and living democracy.
We can all live well with what Earth provides—if we seek to make a living rather than a killing.
Whether it’s done by Wall Street or the mafia, theft is theft
Credit cards, mortgages, insurance, retirement: We can meet our basic financial needs without Wall Street.
Stock sales are supposed to finance new or expanded productive activity. The numbers tell a different story.
We're trying to fix a failed economic system with the same thinking that caused the failure. We can make different choices and we must prepare ourselves to do so.
If we’d stop tearing each other apart, we might see an opportunity to win back our democracy from the rich and powerful.
The current grassroots movement against corporate power can draw inspiration and lessons from the time our American forebears liberated themselves from a British king.
Deep change is possible, but only when a politically aware citizenry demands it.
Wall Street grows weaker as the myths underlying its power unravel.
As the story fabricated to serve Empire unravels, an authentic story born of the experience and aspirations of ordinary people is emerging to displace it.
When ordinary people reject the cultural stories that limit their possibilities and bind them to servitude, the course of history turns.
To turn the human course, change the framing story, create a new reality, and change the rules.