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David Korten's Blog

David Korten is co-founder and board chair of YES! Magazine and author of Agenda for a New Economy, The Great Turning, and When Corporations Rule the World.

Who Really Crashed the Economy?

Posted by David Korten at Sep 11, 2009 04:15 PM |

And why do we keep blaming the wrong people?

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Seattle + 10

Posted by David Korten at Jul 15, 2009 12:00 AM |

Time to declare our independence from Wall Street.

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Why This Crisis May Be Our Best Chance to Build a New Economy

Posted by David Korten at Jun 19, 2009 12:00 AM |

Wall Street is bankrupt. Instead of trying to save it, we can build a new economy that puts money and business in the service of people and the planet—not the other way around.

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Too Big to Fail is Too Big

Posted by David Korten at Mar 16, 2009 12:00 AM |

Major responsibility for the financial collapse rests with the deregulation process that allowed for the consolidation of banking power in the hands of Wall Street. Reversing that process should be an immediate priority.

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The Speech President Obama Should Deliver. . . But Won't

Posted by David Korten at Feb 23, 2009 12:00 AM |

Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth outlines an agenda to bring into being a new economy—locally based, community oriented, and devoted to creating a better life for all, not simply increasing profits.

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Don't Fix Wall Street, Replace It

Posted by David Korten at Feb 04, 2009 12:00 AM |

Trying to solve this crisis with the same tools that created it is the definition of insanity.

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Whose Bailout? Put Main Street Before Wall Street

Whose Bailout? Put Main Street Before Wall Street

Posted by David Korten at Sep 04, 2008 12:00 AM |

Main Street is the world of local businesses and working people engaged in producing and exchanging real goods and services—a world of real wealth. Wall Street as it now exists is a world of pure money in which the sole game is to use money to make money for people who have money.

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We Are Hard-Wired to Care and Connect

Posted by David Korten at Jul 30, 2008 12:00 AM |

The good news: The changes we must make to avoid ultimate collapse are identical to the changes we must make to create the world of our common dream.

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Smart Security and the End of War

Posted by David Korten at Jun 17, 2008 12:00 AM |

We humans have arrived at a defining moment. We must bring ourselves into balance with one another and Earth or suffer the consequences of social and environmental collapse. It creates a unique opportunity for bold action to end war as an instrument of foreign policy, dismantle the military establishment, and create a world that works for all.

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