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.

A Plea for Rio+20: Don’t Commodify Nature

David Korten at Apr 24, 2012 03:45 PM |

David Korten: Indigenous wisdom reveals a path to the future that does not include a buy-out of the earth’s natural systems.

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When Bankers Rule the World

David Korten at Mar 29, 2012 06:20 PM |

How we can call out the myths, restructure the banking system, shut down the con game, and take back America.

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Beyond the Bubble Economy

David Korten at Feb 02, 2012 05:05 PM |

We’ve finally learned that a growing financial sector isn’t the same thing as actual economic improvement. So how can we stimulate the real economy?

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End the Fed? David Korten Responds

David Korten at Nov 18, 2011 12:05 AM |

There’s lots of anger against the Federal Reserve from the left and the right. David Korten argues that what it needs is some major restructuring.

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Occupy A New Conversation

David Korten at Nov 16, 2011 04:25 PM |

America is a tale of two economies: one serves Wall Street, and the other is accountable to the rest of us. Which one will we choose?

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David Korten: Why I'm in Solidarity with #OccupyWallStreet

David Korten at Oct 04, 2011 11:00 AM |

By the calendar it’s autumn, but for many it is the beginning of the American Spring.

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The Path to Real Prosperity

David Korten at Sep 07, 2011 04:55 PM |

Step by step we can reclaim for Main Street the economic and political power that Wall Street now holds and create a world that truly works for all.

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A Presidential Declaration of Independence from Wall Street—Part 2

David Korten at Aug 29, 2011 08:25 PM |

What might a truly new economic vision for America look like? This is my answer framed as the presidential address we must prepare the way for a future president to deliver.

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A Presidential Declaration of Independence from Wall Street -Part 1

David Korten at Aug 22, 2011 04:35 PM |

What might a truly new economic vision for America look like? This is my answer framed as the presidential address we must prepare the way for a future president to deliver.

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How You Can Get Started Building a New Economy

David Korten at Aug 15, 2011 09:40 AM |

No one of us can do it alone. If, however, we each contribute according to our distinctive gifts and circumstances, together we can turn the human course.

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Are You a Culture Worker?

David Korten at Aug 08, 2011 01:25 PM |

From religion to the arts, we have more influence on culture than we think. We can use that power to expand or to limit our possibilities as a species.

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Making Change Happen: A Three-Fold Strategy

David Korten at Aug 01, 2011 03:25 PM |

To turn the human course, change the framing story, create a new reality, and change the rules.

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Every Great Social Movement

David Korten at Jul 25, 2011 11:10 PM |

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

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How to Liberate America

David Korten at Jul 19, 2011 10:05 AM |

How is it that our nation is awash in money, but too broke to provide jobs and services? David Korten introduces a landmark new report, “How to Liberate America from Wall Street Rule.”

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The Story of a New Economy

David Korten at Jul 11, 2011 07:30 PM |

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.

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A Crumbling Cultural Story

David Korten at Jul 05, 2011 04:50 PM |

Wall Street grows weaker as the myths underlying its power unravel.

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When the People Lead, the Leaders Follow

David Korten at Jul 01, 2011 12:00 AM |

Deep change is possible, but only when a politically aware citizenry demands it.

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The Next American Revolution?

David Korten at Jun 28, 2011 04:25 PM |

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

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How the Left and Right Can Unite

David Korten at Jun 21, 2011 05:15 PM |

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

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Two Points for the Tea Party. Now What?

David Korten at Jun 16, 2011 06:15 PM |

We can all agree that we've got deficit and spending problems. But where do we go from here?

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