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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.

The Missing Vision

The Missing Vision

Posted by David Korten at Jan 04, 2011 01:00 AM |

Deep change begins with a vision of possibility.

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Missing: A Vision of Economic Possibility

Missing: A Vision of Economic Possibility

Posted by David Korten at Nov 03, 2010 11:15 AM |

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.

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Bankers, Bookies, and Gamblers

Bankers, Bookies, and Gamblers

Posted by David Korten at Aug 30, 2010 01:15 PM |

What is the proper role and social function of a bank? The answer starts with getting the question right.

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10 Common Sense Principles for a New Economy

10 Common Sense Principles for a New Economy

Posted by David Korten at Aug 06, 2010 02:25 PM |

It’s time we the people declare our independence from the money-favoring Wall Street economy.

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A Tale of Two Economies

A Tale of Two Economies

Posted by David Korten at Aug 04, 2010 02:30 PM |

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.

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The Big Picture: 5 Ways to Know if You’re Making a Difference

The Big Picture: 5 Ways to Know if You’re Making a Difference

Posted by David Korten at Jun 21, 2010 04:45 PM |

In this special pre-publication excerpt of the 2nd edition of Agenda for a New Economy, David Korten explains how we can help live the new economy that we need into being.

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Lighting the Way to a New Economy

Lighting the Way to a New Economy

Posted by David Korten at May 31, 2010 11:05 AM |

All across the United States and Canada people are rebuilding their local economies to restore community and regain control of their economic lives. How do these local efforts add up to global economic transformation? I delivered this keynote address 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."

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Debt vs. Localization: Climate Justice in the New Economy

Debt vs. Localization: Climate Justice in the New Economy

Posted by David Korten at May 12, 2010 02:00 PM |

David Korten: Where does the concept of “climate debt” fit into a New Economy framework?

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Jobs, Not Handouts

Posted by David Korten at May 09, 2010 03:55 PM |

David Korten: 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?

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David Korten on His Work and Mission

David Korten on His Work and Mission

Posted by David Korten at May 01, 2010 12:00 AM |

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

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Fix the Economy, Not Wall Street

Fix the Economy, Not Wall Street

Posted by David Korten at Apr 28, 2010 04:40 PM |

Would-be Wall Street regulators aren't asking the right question: How do we create a financial services sector that directs money where it is actually needed?

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Education for the New Economy

Education for the New Economy

Posted by David Korten at Feb 05, 2010 02:00 PM |

Instead of preparing students for outdated jobs, how can we teach them to build a better world?

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The New Economy Challenge: Implications for Higher Education

The New Economy Challenge: Implications for Higher Education

Posted by David Korten at Feb 05, 2010 10:54 AM |

If we are to build a sustainable economy and an Earth community, our educational goals and structures will have to change. David Korten asks what it will take to retool and reskill our society.

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Path to a Peace Economy

Path to a Peace Economy

Posted by David Korten at Oct 27, 2009 11:05 AM |

A persistent pattern of violence against people, community, and nature is inherent in the institutional structure of our existing economy. We can’t resolve our current economic crisis with marginal regulatory adjustments. It is time to rethink and restructure.

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Seattle + 10

Seattle + 10

Posted by David Korten at Jul 15, 2009 04:35 PM |

Time to declare our independence from Wall Street

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Why This Crisis May Be Our Best Chance to Build a     New Economy

Why This Crisis May Be Our Best Chance to Build a New Economy

Posted by David Korten at Jun 19, 2009 01:00 PM |

Wall Street is bankrupt. Instead of trying to save it, we can build a new economy that puts money and business in the service of people and the planet—not the other way around.

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Life in a Real-Wealth Economy

Life in a Real-Wealth Economy

Posted by David Korten |

David Korten says: “The idea of deep and potentially wrenching change can be frightening. I have written this fictional account of life in the real-wealth New Economy in the hope it may make such a life easier to visualize.” Have a listen…

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La nueva economía empieza aquí

La nueva economía empieza aquí

Posted by David Korten at May 06, 2009 12:00 AM |

Ya fuese la divina providencia o tan sólo la buena suerte, deberíamos agradecer que el colapso financiero nos haya golpeado antes de lo peor del calentamiento global y el pico en la producción de petróleo.

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No arreglen Wall Street, reemplácenla

Posted by David Korten |

¿Por qué no una economía de riqueza verdadera?

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Too Big to Fail is Too Big

Posted by David Korten |

Senator Bernie Sanders famously said that if a bank "is too big to fail, it probably is too big to exist." That should be a watchword slogan of any effort to fix the financial system, says David Korten.

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