What might a truly new economic vision for America look like? This is my answer framed as the presidential address we must prepare the way for a future president to deliver.
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.
No one of us can do it alone. If, however, we each contribute according to our distinctive gifts and circumstances, together we can turn the human course.
From religion to the arts, we have more influence on culture than we think. We can use that power to expand or to limit our possibilities as a species.
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 without Wall Street.