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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 peoples of earlier times prospered from the guidance of simple stories that offered answers to their deepest questions. We need those now more than ever.
If there is to be a human future, we must bring ourselves into balanced relationship with one another and the Earth. This requires building economies with heart.
Is it possible that the human future depends upon a new sacred story—a story that gives us a reason to care? Could it be a story already embraced by a majority, although it has neither institutional support nor a place in the public conversation?
Twenty years ago, David Korten began wrestling with the question, had we become too individualistic and shortsighted to save our species? Here's what he discovered about the power of foundational stories to keep us trapped in a suicidal economy—or awaken us to our spiritual nature.
How did we end up with Wall Street when models for a healthy economy are all around us?
Is it possible that the human future depends upon a new sacred story—a story that gives us a reason to care? Could it be a story already embraced by a majority, although it has neither institutional support nor a place in the public conversation? David Korten suggests that this may be the case and invites you to join an already active conversation.
The pundits are right that Obama should work to bridge political divides. But he needs to reach out to the American people—not to the Republican Party.
David Korten on how closing the wealth gap can open the way to a fairer, more prosperous economy.
Money is the least of our problems. It’s time to pay attention to the real deficits that are killing us.
How can we create an economy that serves the health and well-being of both people and the planet? Follow the Earth’s lead.
David Korten: Indigenous wisdom reveals a path to the future that does not include a buy-out of the earth’s natural systems.
How we can call out the myths, restructure the banking system, shut down the con game, and take back America.
We’ve finally learned that a growing financial sector isn’t the same thing as actual economic improvement. So how can we stimulate the real economy?