Stories by David Korten

David is the author of Agenda for a New Economy, The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, and the international best seller When Corporations Rule the World. He is board chair of YES! Magazine, co-chair of the New Economy Working Group, a founding board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, president of the Living Economies Forum, and a member of the Club of Rome. He holds MBA and PhD degrees from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and served on the faculty of the Harvard Business School. subscribe to David Korten's feed

Posted on: May 27, 2017, Source: YES! Magazine

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu eloquently summarizes our country’s history of diversity.

Posted on: May 20, 2016, Source: Yes! Magazine

Voters hit hardest by free-trade economics are rebelling against the status quo. We can use that energy to build a powerful, grassroots movement for democracy.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2016, Source: Yes! Magazine

Those of us who succumbed to the false promises of Western consumerism at great cost to the planet and to ourselves are Earth’s prodigal children now returning home.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2012, Source: YES! Magazine

Money is the least of our problems. It’s time to pay attention to the real deficits that are killing us.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

David Korten: Indigenous wisdom reveals a path to the future that does not include a buy-out of the earth’s natural systems.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2012, Source: YES! Magazine

How we can call out the myths, restructure the banking system, shut down the con game, and take back America.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2011, Source: YES! Magazine

It turns out that most job creation in the United States is the result of Main Street entrepreneurs, not Wall Street financial wizards.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2011, Source: YES! Magazine

A new report details the ways America can be free of the power wielded by the big banks that brought on the economic crisis.

Posted on: May 24, 2011, Source: YES! Magazine

As we restructure our physical and economic relationships for true economic efficiency and reduce the human burden on the biosphere, we will see our interdependence more clearly.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2011, Source: YES! Magazine

As powerful as Wall Street appears to be, its abuse of power has so eroded the economic, social, and environmental foundations of its own existence that its fate is sealed.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2011, Source: YES! Magazine

One type of microcredit program is designed to serve the poor; another to maximize financial returns to program managers and Wall Street investors.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2010, Source: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

An excerpt from David Korten's Agenda for a New Economy, on what it's going to take to repair our society.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2010, Source: YES! Magazine

This election showed us that neither of our two major parties has a credible vision for our economic future.

Posted on: May 19, 2010, Source: YES! Magazine

Where does the concept of "climate debt" fit into a New Economy framework?

Posted on: May 5, 2010, Source: YES! Magazine

Congress shouldn't tweak the greed-driven Wall Street machine, it should create a new financial system that answers to communities.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2009, Source: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Our economic system has failed in every dimension: financial, environmental, and social. We must go in a new direction.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2009, Source: YES! Magazine

Barack Obama was elected on a promise of change. Here's a speech offering hope for our economic, social, and environmental future.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2008, Source: YES! Magazine

In a time when the old order is shattering, a global movement is emerging to challenge the use of war as a tool of statecraft.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2008, Source: YES! Magazine

In a time when the old order is shattering a global movement is emerging to challenge the use of war as a tool of statecraft.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2008, Source: YES! Magazine

The day of reckoning for our reckless human ways that many of us have for decades warned would be coming is here.