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Articles by David Korten
Corporations Are Human Creations. We Can't Let Them Threaten Our Survival
David Korten · The concentration of corporate power is driving us toward catastrophe. We need new organizational models that serve the common good.
From Me to We. A World-Changing Resolution for the New Year
David Korten · In 2019, we must move beyond the myth of the lone individual to recognize our deep interdependence and responsibilities for one another and nature.
Take Notice, Trump: We Are Not Protestors-We Are Protectors
David Korten · When we call ourselves protectors, we cast our role as fulfilling our responsibility to the community that sustains us—not for our personal benefit, but for the benefit of all.
Something Better to Offer Trump Voters Tired of Waiting for Their Turn
David Korten · A world free of extremes of wealth and poverty in which no one needs to stand in line for a chance at a secure and fulfilling life.
Trump Played to Anger, but We Don't Have to Fall for Divide and Conquer
David Korten · We’ve been pitted against each other for too long. Now is the time to come together to fix our corrupt political systems.
Why the Economy Should Stop Growing-And Just Grow Up
David Korten · “How do we grow the economy?” is an obsolete question. Local initiatives across the world are looking for maturity instead as they rebuild caring, place-based communities and economies.
The Thing Sanders, Trump, and Clinton Agree On. It's That Bad.
David Korten · The Trans-Pacific Partnership is slated for an up-or-down vote in Congress. Proponents say it’s about free trade. But it looks more like corporate colonization.
A New Story for a New Economy
David Korten · David Korten's new essay (available to read as a PDF) connects the work of finding a new sacred story with the effort to build a new economy.
The Pursuit of Happiness: A New Development Paradigm
David Korten · During the 15 years, I lived and worked in Asia as a development professional from 1978 to 1992, I witness a troubling paradox. GDP was growing, incomes were rising, there was an expanding middle class, and a few people were getting...
It's a "Story Problem": What's Behind Our Messed-Up Economy
David Korten · The peoples of earlier times prospered from the guidance of simple stories that offered answers to their deepest questions. We need those now more than ever.