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.
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'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.
Wall Street's celebration and promotion of moral perversion as a virtue must be exposed and condemned.
Wall Street’s days are numbered. Ours need not be.
To create a stable functioning financial system, we must first understand why the current financial system holds policy makers hostage to Wall Street interests. It is more than just political corruption.
Playing money games to profit from false expectations is not the same as investing in jobs that produce real value to meet real needs
How today's Wall Street profiteers follow in the footsteps of the buccaneers and privateers of yesteryear.
Rather than turning again to increased global competition to mend our failing economy, we must instead steer our focus toward cooperation and equality.
How Wall Street undermined an American ideal and won the class war.