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.
How I came to challenge the economic theories and institutions I once served.
Deep change begins with a vision of possibility.
This election showed us that neither of our two major parties has a credible vision for our economic future. And that’s why this is a moment of opportunity.
What is the proper role and social function of a bank? The answer starts with getting the question right.
It’s time we the people declare our independence from the money-favoring Wall Street economy.
David Korten wants your help planning the narration for a new video about our economic choices: Wall Street's phantom wealth vs. the real wealth of a Main Street economy.
In this special pre-publication excerpt of the 2nd edition of Agenda for a New Economy, David Korten explains how we can help live the new economy that we need into being.
All across the United States and Canada people are rebuilding their local economies to restore community and regain control of their economic lives. How do these local efforts add up to global economic transformation? I delivered this keynote address to the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) in Charleston, NC on May 22, 2010 on the theme "Lighting the Way to a New Economy."
David Korten: Where does the concept of “climate debt” fit into a New Economy framework?
David Korten: Wall Street's plunge shows what's wrong with phantom wealth. Why support that system when we could be creating jobs in the real economy?
YES! Magazine board chair David Korten speaks about his life’s work, and what drew him to become involved with YES! Magazine.
Would-be Wall Street regulators aren't asking the right question: How do we create a financial services sector that directs money where it is actually needed?
Instead of preparing students for outdated jobs, how can we teach them to build a better world?
If we are to build a sustainable economy and an Earth community, our educational goals and structures will have to change. David Korten asks what it will take to retool and reskill our society.
A persistent pattern of violence against people, community, and nature is inherent in the institutional structure of our existing economy. We can’t resolve our current economic crisis with marginal regulatory adjustments. It is time to rethink and restructure.
Time to declare our independence from Wall Street
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.
David Korten says: “The idea of deep and potentially wrenching change can be frightening. I have written this fictional account of life in the real-wealth New Economy in the hope it may make such a life easier to visualize.” Have a listen…