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.

The World of Our Dreams

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.

Learning from the Biosphere

Life provides us with time-tested system design principles. We violate them at our peril.

Design for Life

Applying nature's design principles, we can design economies that self-correct toward Earth balance, shared prosperity, and living democracy.

Making a Living

We can all live well with what Earth provides—if we seek to make a living rather than a killing.

But What About My 401(k)?

Credit cards, mortgages, insurance, retirement: We can meet our basic financial needs without Wall Street.

The Great Stock Scam

Stock sales are supposed to finance new or expanded productive activity. The numbers tell a different story.

Mapping Uncharted Economic Waters

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.

How the Left and Right Can Unite

If we’d stop tearing each other apart, we might see an opportunity to win back our democracy from the rich and powerful.

The Next American Revolution?

The current grassroots movement against corporate power can draw inspiration and lessons from the time our American forebears liberated themselves from a British king.

The Story of a New Economy

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.

Every Great Social Movement

When ordinary people reject the cultural stories that limit their possibilities and bind them to servitude, the course of history turns.