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Powerful ideas, practical actions from the YES! community.

Mapping Uncharted Economic Waters

David Korten at Jun 14, 2011 11:35 AM |

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.

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The Great Stock Scam

David Korten at Jun 06, 2011 05:55 PM |

Stock sales are supposed to finance new or expanded productive activity. The numbers tell a different story.

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But What About My 401(k)?

David Korten at May 31, 2011 04:35 PM |

Credit cards, mortgages, insurance, retirement: We can meet our basic financial needs (and find real security) without Wall Street.

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Renouncing, Reclaiming, Rebuilding: The 3 Steps of Radical Homemaking

Shannon Hayes at May 27, 2011 11:45 AM |

Shannon Hayes on the process of replacing the “givens” of mainstream life with more resilient ways of living.

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7 Ways to Stop Wall Street’s Con Game

David Korten at May 23, 2011 05:10 PM |

Whether it’s done by Wall Street or the mafia, theft is theft

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The Road Not Built: Redefining Progress At Home and Abroad

Robin Broad, John Cavanagh at May 23, 2011 12:45 PM |

Local opposition to a proposed road in Trinidad brings new understanding of “progress,” and what it means to be rooted.

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Living Buildings, Living Economies, and a Living Future

David Korten at May 18, 2011 06:10 PM |

David Korten: Two ideas that bring me renewed hope that we can end our isolation from nature and from each other.

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Mr. Colbert Goes to the FEC

Brooke Jarvis at May 18, 2011 06:05 PM |

The satirist wants to form "a megaphone made of cash"—his own super PAC.

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How Can We Solve the Jobs Crisis?

Sarah van Gelder at May 10, 2011 03:00 PM |

Targeting workers, the unemployed, and public services won't do it. Help us find the solutions that will.

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Making a Living

David Korten at May 09, 2011 03:30 PM |

We can all live well with what Earth provides—if we seek to make a living rather than a killing.

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From Ecotourism to Community Tourism

John Cavanagh, Robin Broad at May 09, 2011 12:25 PM |

Does travel have a place in a future of "rootedness"?

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Violence Disguised as Religion

Pastor Don Mackenzie at May 03, 2011 04:00 PM |

Pastor Don Mackenzie on how to keep religion from being used to justify hatred and suffering.

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Design for Life

David Korten at May 02, 2011 04:45 PM |

Applying nature's design principles, we can design economies that self-correct toward Earth balance, shared prosperity, and living democracy.

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Radical Homemaking: It’s Not a Competition

Shannon Hayes at Apr 29, 2011 11:30 AM |

When it comes to ecological living, there's always someone who's doing it better. So what?

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Learning from the Biosphere

David Korten at Apr 25, 2011 03:15 PM |

Life provides us with time-tested system design principles. We violate them at our peril.

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Cornerstones of a Rooted Economy

Robin Broad, John Cavanagh at Apr 25, 2011 12:55 PM |

Can the small fishers of Trinidad and Tobago become pillars of a new economy when the oil- and gas-based economy finally runs dry?

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Don’t Get Fooled Again: Writing Our Own Economic Future

Sarah Byrnes at Apr 20, 2011 05:45 PM |

My neighbors and I know we can't go back to the old economy. But what can we do to build a new one?

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The World of Our Dreams

David Korten at Apr 18, 2011 01:45 PM |

I find hope in the fact that for all our wondrous differences, at the core we humans all want most of the same things. Fortunately, what we want aligns with where we need to go.

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Our Human Nature

David Korten at Apr 12, 2011 01:35 PM |

Greed is a sign of moral and psychological immaturity. Psychologically and morally mature adults are caring, cooperative, and honest.

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Turning Points: Is a Different Future Possible?

John Cavanagh at Apr 11, 2011 06:05 PM |

With the citizen-backed blockage of a proposed aluminum smelter, is Trinidad and Tobago changing course toward a rooted future?

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