David Korten

Dr. David Korten (livingeconomiesforum.org) 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.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 4:00pm
Why This Is the Year of the Anti-Corporate Presidential Campaign
A recently released study by four leading economists of voting in U.S. congressional races uncovered an important pattern. According to a New York Times report on the study, “Areas hardest hit by trade shocks were much more likely to move to the far right or the far left politically.” Job losses,...
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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 9:45am
Why the Economy Should Stop Growing—And Just Grow Up
Listen to the political candidates as they put forward their economic solutions. You will hear a well-established and rarely challenged narrative. “We must grow the economy to produce jobs so people will have the money to grow their consumption, which will grow more jobs…” Grow. Grow. Grow. But...
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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 12:45pm
This Earth Day, Listen Up: Mother Earth Is Calling Us Back
April 22 is Earth Day 2016. Each Earth Day marks another milestone in a profound human reawakening to the truth that we are children of a living Earth who survive and prosper only as contributing members of a living Earth community. The first Earth Day, in 1970, brought 20 million people to U.S...
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 12:30pm
Capitalism or Socialism? There’s an Even Better Option
Politics and polling data reveal a remarkable shift in American attitudes toward socialism. More Democrats now view socialism favorably (42 percent) than unfavorably (34 percent). Among young adults, socialism does even better with a 43 percent favorable view vs. only 26 percent unfavorable...
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Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 11:00am
The Thing Sanders, Trump, and Clinton Agree On. It’s That Bad.
One issue unites three U.S. presidential candidates from quite different positions on the political spectrum. Donald Trump, Hilary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders all oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is a trade and investment agreement between the United States and 11 other Pacific...
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Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 9:30am
Obama's Push for Corporate Rule: A Moment of Opportunity
Only a few months ago, President Barack Obama was at loggerheads with Republican members of Congress intent on destroying his administration. With bewildering speed, Obama has since turned against his own political base to form an alliance on trade issues with those same Republican members of...
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 12:30pm
A Trade Rule that Makes It Illegal to Favor Local Business? Newest Leak Shows TPP Would Do That And More
Secret negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade and investment agreement involving 12 nations of the Pacific Rim, are coming to a close, and President Barack Obama will soon submit the final agreement to the U.S. Congress for approval. Presumably, he will urge the deal’s passage...
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 2:45pm
Do Corporations Really Need More Rights? Why Fast-Track for the TPP Is a Bad Idea
President Obama is currently pressing members of Congress to pass Fast Track authority for a trade and investment agreement called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). If Fast Track passes, it means that Congress must approve or deny the TPP with minimal debate and no amendments. Astonishingly, our...
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Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 11:29am
Mandela's Spirit of Forgiveness
It is an extraordinary moment when the entire world pauses to honor and celebrate the life and spirit of a truly remarkable human being.
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Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 2:44pm
What Would a Down-to-Earth Economy Look Like?
With proper care and respect, Earth can provide a high quality of life for all people in perpetuity. Yet we devastate productive lands and waters for a quick profit, a few temporary jobs, or a one-time resource fix.
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