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.
We can all live well with what Earth provides—if we seek to make a living rather than a killing.
Applying nature's design principles, we can design economies that self-correct toward Earth balance, shared prosperity, and living democracy.
Life provides us with time-tested system design principles. We violate them at our peril.
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.
Greed is a sign of moral and psychological immaturity. Psychologically and morally mature adults are caring, cooperative, and honest.
Wall Street's celebration and promotion of moral perversion as a virtue must be exposed and condemned.
Wall Street’s days are numbered. Ours need not be.
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.
Playing money games to profit from false expectations is not the same as investing in jobs that produce real value to meet real needs
How today's Wall Street profiteers follow in the footsteps of the buccaneers and privateers of yesteryear.
Rather than turning again to increased global competition to mend our failing economy, we must instead steer our focus toward cooperation and equality.
How Wall Street undermined an American ideal and won the class war.
To successfully address climate change and extreme poverty, the mindset of the economist must give way to the mindset of the ecologist.
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.
Is using debt to create money a bad idea? It depends on where the money goes.
Through their accounting slight of hand, Wall Street illusionists convince even themselves that they are enriching society rather than preying on it.
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?
Unraveling the confusion behind microcredit: how some models help alleviate poverty, while others exploit the poor to make the rich richer.
Liberation from subservience to Wall Street begins with a recognition that money is just a number of no intrinsic value.