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.

A Crumbling Cultural Story

David Korten at Jul 05, 2011 04:50 PM |

Wall Street grows weaker as the myths underlying its power unravel.

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When the People Lead, the Leaders Follow

David Korten at Jul 01, 2011 12:00 AM |

Deep change is possible, but only when a politically aware citizenry demands it.

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The Next American Revolution?

David Korten at Jun 28, 2011 04:25 PM |

The current grassroots movement against corporate power can draw inspiration and lessons from the time our American forebears liberated themselves from a British king.

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How the Left and Right Can Unite

David Korten at Jun 21, 2011 05:15 PM |

If we'd stop tearing each other apart, we might see an opportunity to win back our democracy from the rich and powerful.

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Two Points for the Tea Party. Now What?

David Korten at Jun 16, 2011 06:15 PM |

We can all agree that we've got deficit and spending problems. But where do we go from here?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Greed is Not a Virtue

David Korten at Apr 05, 2011 03:00 PM |

Wall Street's celebration and promotion of moral perversion as a virtue must be exposed and condemned.

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The End of Empire

David Korten at Mar 28, 2011 12:35 PM |

Wall Street’s days are numbered. Ours need not be.

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A System Designed to Crash

David Korten at Mar 21, 2011 03:45 PM |

To create a stable functioning financial system, we must first understand why the current financial system holds policy makers hostage to Wall Street interests. It is more than just political corruption.

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Wall Street’s Phantom Wealth and False Expectations

David Korten at Mar 15, 2011 06:25 PM |

Unreasonable expectations are likely to be an issue for baby boomers who built up financial assets during the stock market boom in anticipation of a comfortable retirement.

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On the Origin of Corporations

David Korten at Mar 07, 2011 04:35 PM |

How today's Wall Street profiteers follow in the footsteps of the buccaneers and privateers of yesteryear.

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