What is the most important—yet neglected—issue in the political debate? Hint: It isn’t the ideal body weight of Miss Universe. Part 1.
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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.
We can refuse to accept the pervasive, but false, claims that money is wealth and a growing GDP improves the lives of all.
A military response to violence creates more violence. For real security, we need to stop climate change and work toward shared prosperity.
If we can recognize our destruction of other animals’ habitats, perhaps we can recognize our destruction of all the living systems on which we depend.
Has gig work helped you build community or left you isolated and vulnerable?
The deceptive branding behind corporatists’ preference for the term “free trade” over simply “trade.”
Maybe now we can renegotiate the corporate boundaries and interests that overtook those of communities.
Voters hit hardest by free-trade economics are rebelling against the status quo. We can use that energy to build a powerful, grassroots movement for democracy.
“How do we grow the economy?” is an obsolete question. Local initiatives across the world are looking for maturity instead as they rebuild caring, place-based communities and economies.
Those of us who succumbed to the false promises of Western consumerism at great cost to the planet and to ourselves are Earth’s prodigal children now returning home.
Humanity has been acting like a willful child, demanding everything and leaving messes everywhere. It is time for our species to take the step to maturity, to acknowledge that care and cooperation are key to happiness—and even survival.