David Korten

YES! Magazine's co-founder and board chair writes about the Great Turning toward a new economy and a sustainable society.
A Real-Market Alternative

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.

Good Debt, Bad Debt

Is using debt to create money a bad idea? It depends on where the money goes.

Money From Nothing?

Through their accounting slight of hand, Wall Street illusionists convince even themselves that they are enriching society rather than preying on it.

System Failure? Look Upstream

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?

The Illusion of Money

Liberation from subservience to Wall Street begins with a recognition that money is just a number of no intrinsic value.

My Defection Story

How I came to challenge the economic theories and institutions I once served.

The Missing Vision

Deep change begins with a vision of possibility.

Missing: A Vision of Economic 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.

A Tale of Two Economies

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.

Lighting the Way to a New 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.”

Jobs, Not Handouts

Wall Street's plunge shows what's wrong with phantom wealth. Why support that system when we could be creating jobs in the real economy?

David Korten on His Work and Mission

YES! Magazine board chair David Korten speaks about his life’s work, and what drew him to become involved with YES! Magazine.