To turn the human course, change the framing story, create a new reality, and change the rules.
When ordinary people reject the cultural stories that limit their possibilities and bind them to servitude, the course of history turns.
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.”
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.
Wall Street grows weaker as the myths underlying its power unravel.
Deep change is possible, but only when a politically aware citizenry demands it.
The current grassroots movement against corporate power can draw inspiration and lessons from the time our American forebears liberated themselves from a British king.
If we'd stop tearing each other apart, we might see an opportunity to win back our democracy from the rich and powerful.
We can all agree that we've got deficit and spending problems. But where do we go from here?
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.
Stock sales are supposed to finance new or expanded productive activity. The numbers tell a different story.
Credit cards, mortgages, insurance, retirement: We can meet our basic financial needs (and find real security) without Wall Street.
Whether it’s done by Wall Street or the mafia, theft is theft
David Korten: Two ideas that bring me renewed hope that we can end our isolation from nature and from each other.
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.