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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.

It’s a “Story Problem”: What’s Behind Our Messed-Up Economy

It’s a “Story Problem”: What’s Behind Our Messed-Up Economy

Posted by David Korten at Jul 18, 2013 10:50 AM |

The peoples of earlier times prospered from the guidance of simple stories that offered answers to their deepest questions. We need those now more than ever.

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Growth or Equality: Two Competing Visions for America’s Future

Growth or Equality: Two Competing Visions for America’s Future

Posted by David Korten at Sep 11, 2012 05:00 PM |

David Korten on how closing the wealth gap can open the way to a fairer, more prosperous economy.

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America’s Deficit Attention Disorder

America’s Deficit Attention Disorder

Posted by David Korten at Aug 10, 2012 02:50 PM |

Money is the least of our problems. It’s time to pay attention to the real deficits that are killing us.

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Rio+20: A Defining Choice

Rio+20: A Defining Choice

Posted by David Korten at Jun 15, 2012 12:00 AM |

How can we create an economy that serves the health and well-being of both people and the planet? Follow the Earth’s lead.

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

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

Posted by 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

When Bankers Rule the World

Posted by 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

Beyond the Bubble Economy

Posted by 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

End the Fed? David Korten Responds

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

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

Posted by 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

The Path to Real Prosperity

Posted by 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

A Presidential Declaration of Independence from Wall Street—Part 2

Posted by 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

A Presidential Declaration of Independence from Wall Street -Part 1

Posted by 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

How You Can Get Started Building a New Economy

Posted by 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?

Are You a Culture Worker?

Posted by 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

Making Change Happen: A Three-Fold Strategy

Posted by 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

Every Great Social Movement

Posted by 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

How to Liberate America

Posted by 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

The Story of a New Economy

Posted by 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

A Crumbling Cultural Story

Posted by 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

When the People Lead, the Leaders Follow

Posted by 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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