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.

Path to a Peace Economy

David Korten at Oct 27, 2009 11:05 AM |

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.

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Seattle + 10

David Korten at Jul 15, 2009 04:35 PM |

Time to declare our independence from Wall Street

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Why This Crisis May Be Our Best Chance to Build a New Economy

David Korten at Jun 19, 2009 01:00 PM |

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.

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La nueva economía empieza aquí

David Korten at May 06, 2009 12:00 AM |

Ya fuese la divina providencia o tan sólo la buena suerte, deberíamos agradecer que el colapso financiero nos haya golpeado antes de lo peor del calentamiento global y el pico en la producción de petróleo.

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No arreglen Wall Street, reemplácenla

David Korten at Jun 24, 2018 08:47 AM |

¿Por qué no una economía de riqueza verdadera?

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Too Big to Fail is Too Big

David Korten at Jun 24, 2018 08:47 AM |

Senator Bernie Sanders famously said that if a bank "is too big to fail, it probably is too big to exist." That should be a watchword slogan of any effort to fix the financial system, says David Korten.

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Too Big to Fail is Too Big

David Korten at Jun 24, 2018 08:47 AM |

Senator Bernie Sanders famously said that if a bank "is too big to fail, it probably is too big to exist." That should be a watchword slogan of any effort to fix the financial system, says David Korten.

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The Speech President Obama Should Deliver… But Won't

David Korten at Jun 24, 2018 08:47 AM |

David Korten's new book outlines an agenda to bring into being a new economy—locally based, community oriented, and devoted to creating a better life for all. In this extract Korten offers a version of the economic address to the nation he wishes Barack Obama were able to deliver.

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The Speech President Obama Should Deliver… But Won't

David Korten at Jun 24, 2018 08:47 AM |

David Korten's new book outlines an agenda to bring into being a new economy—locally based, community oriented, and devoted to creating a better life for all. In this extract Korten offers a version of the economic address to the nation he wishes Barack Obama were able to deliver.

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Commentary :: Don't Fix Wall Street, Replace It

David Korten at Jun 24, 2018 08:47 AM |

"Let Wall Street corporations and their phantom wealth machine slip into the abyss … Devote our public resources to building and strengthening Main Street businesses and financial institutions devoted to creating real wealth in service to their local communities."

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The Speech President Obama Should Deliver… But Won't

David Korten at Jun 24, 2018 08:47 AM |

David Korten's new book outlines an agenda to bring into being a new economy—locally based, community oriented, and devoted to creating a better life for all. In this extract Korten offers a version of the economic address to the nation he wishes Barack Obama were able to deliver.

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Don't Fix Wall Street, Replace It

David Korten at Jun 24, 2018 08:47 AM |

"Let Wall Street corporations and their phantom wealth machine slip into the abyss… Devote our public resources to building and strengthening Main Street businesses and financial institutions devoted to creating real wealth in service to their local communities."

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David Korten on Democracy Now! Chapter 3

David Korten at Jun 24, 2018 08:47 AM |

As President Barack Obama reveals more details of his $825 billion economic stimulus plan, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! speaks to David Korten about his new book: Agenda for a New Economy.

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David Korten on Democracy Now! Chapter 2

David Korten at Jun 24, 2018 08:47 AM |

As President Barack Obama reveals more details of his $825 billion economic stimulus plan, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! speaks to David Korten about his new book: Agenda for a New Economy.

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David Korten on Democracy Now! Chapter 1

David Korten at Jun 24, 2018 08:47 AM |

As President Barack Obama reveals more details of his $825 billion economic stimulus plan, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! speaks to David Korten about his new book: Agenda for a New Economy.

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The Speech President Obama Should Deliver… But Won't

David Korten at Jun 24, 2018 08:47 AM |

David Korten's new book outlines an agenda to bring into being a new economy—locally based, community oriented, and devoted to creating a better life for all. In this extract Korten offers a version of the economic address to the nation he wishes Barack Obama were able to deliver.

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The Speech President Obama Should Deliver… But Won't

David Korten at Jun 24, 2018 08:47 AM |

David Korten's new book outlines an agenda to bring into being a new economy—locally based, community oriented, and devoted to creating a better life for all. In this excerpt Korten offers a version of the economic address to the nation he wishes Barack Obama were able to deliver.

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Beyond the Bailout: Agenda for a New Economy

David Korten at Jun 24, 2018 08:47 AM |

The financial crisis has put to rest the myths that our economic institutions are sound and markets work best when deregulated. Our economic institutions have failed, not only financially, but also socially and environmentally. This, combined with the election of a new president with a mandate for change, creates an opportune moment to rethink and redesign.

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We Are Hard-Wired to Care and Connect

David Korten at Nov 15, 2008 12:00 AM |

Recent research has shown that our brains are made to support caring, cooperation, and service. David Korten says there is evidence that we can learn to get along across the red-blue divide—after all, we want most of the same things. As a bonus, we'll be healthier and happier if we do.

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Beyond the Bailout: Agenda for a New Economy

David Korten at Jun 24, 2018 08:47 AM |

The financial crisis has put to rest the myths that our economic institutions are sound and markets work best when deregulated, says David Korten. Our economic institutions have failed, not only financially, but also socially and environmentally. This, combined with the election of a new president with a mandate for change, creates an opportune moment to rethink and redesign.

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