To successfully address climate change and extreme poverty, the mindset of the economist must give way to the mindset of the ecologist.
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.
Our current economic choice is not between capitalism and communism. It is between locally accountable Main Street markets and Wall Street central planning by predatory global financiers.
Is using debt to create money a bad idea? It depends on where the money goes.
Through their accounting slight of hand, Wall Street illusionists convince even themselves that they are enriching society rather than preying on it.
Why is our economic system consigning billions of people to degrading poverty, destroying Earth's ecosystem, and tearing up the social fabric of civilized community?
Unraveling the confusion behind microcredit: how some models help alleviate poverty, while others exploit the poor to make the rich richer.
Liberation from subservience to Wall Street begins with a recognition that money is just a number of no intrinsic value.
How I came to challenge the economic theories and institutions I once served.
Deep change begins with a vision of possibility.
This election showed us that neither of our two major parties has a credible vision for our economic future. And that’s why this is a moment of opportunity.
What is the proper role and social function of a bank? Welcome to New Economy 101.
It’s time we the people declare our independence from the money-favoring Wall Street economy.
David Korten wants your help planning the narration for a new video about our economic choices: Wall Street’s phantom wealth vs. the real wealth of a Main Street economy.
The keynote address I delivered to the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) in Charleston, NC on May 22, 2010 on the theme “Lighting the Way to a New Economy.”