Our most prestigious universities continue to teach economics principles now known to be driving humanity to self-extinction.
An economics for the 21st century will guide us from an economy that empowers corporations in the service of money to an economy that empowers people in the service of life.
International best-selling author, speaker, and engaged citizen, David Korten, is a living embodiment of curiosity, compassion and courage, whose wisdom comes from many years of exploration and experience. In early adulthood David devoted his career to ending poverty. Later after holding a faculty position at Harvard he made a permanent break with academia which he… Read More
Reproduced from: http://davidkorten.org/in-conversation-jeremy-lent-and-david-korten/ This conversation was recorded on Feb. 25, 2018, at Eagle Harbor Book Company on Bainbridge Island, WA. Jeremy Lent is the author of The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning (Prometheus Books, 2017). The video has been organized as a series of 13 short, 2- to 6-minute clips, with… Read More
Reproduced from: http://davidkorten.org/living-earth-econ-for-eco-civ/ (An earlier version of this paper was prepared for and presented to the 2016 Donghu Forum on Global Governance: Symposium on Green Development and Global Governance, Hauzhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.) Abstract: We humans are now a truly global species. Our common future depends on our successful transition to an Ecological Civilization… Read More
Published on Jun 25, 2016 David Korten – Creating a Life-Centered Economics. Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth.
Published on May 5, 2015 When we get our story wrong, we get our future wrong. Much like the Trans-Pacific Partnership “trade deal”, everything we are told about capitalism and our economy is a pack of lies. Time for a new story, says preeminent scholar and critic of corporate globalization, David Korten, the best-selling author… Read More
Reproduced from: http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/5000-years-of-empire/the-great-turning-from-empire-to-earth-community-1 The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community How will future generations remember our time? As the time when climate chaos, peak oil, and an unstable global economy unraveled society? Or as the time of a Great Turning? David Korten posted May 08, 2006 By what name will future generations know our… Read More
Reproduced from: http://thenextsystem.org/the-new-economy-a-living-earth-system-model/ The New Economy: A Living Earth System Model David Korten | August 10, 2016 Download the PDF This paper by David Korten, published alongside three others, is one of many proposals for a systemic alternative we have published or will be publishing here at the Next System Project. You can read it below, or download the PDF.… Read More