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 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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Mapping Uncharted Economic Waters

David Korten at Jun 14, 2011 11:35 AM |

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.

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The Great Stock Scam

David Korten at Jun 06, 2011 05:55 PM |

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

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But What About My 401(k)?

David Korten at May 31, 2011 04:35 PM |

Credit cards, mortgages, insurance, retirement: We can meet our basic financial needs (and find real security) without Wall Street.

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7 Ways to Stop Wall Street’s Con Game

David Korten at May 23, 2011 05:10 PM |

Whether it’s done by Wall Street or the mafia, theft is theft

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Living Buildings, Living Economies, and a Living Future

David Korten at May 18, 2011 06:10 PM |

David Korten: Two ideas that bring me renewed hope that we can end our isolation from nature and from each other.

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Making a Living

David Korten at May 09, 2011 03:30 PM |

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

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Design for Life

David Korten at May 02, 2011 04:45 PM |

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

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Learning from the Biosphere

David Korten at Apr 25, 2011 03:15 PM |

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

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