David Korten

David Korten

Dr. David Korten 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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Sunday, March 27, 2016
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
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
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
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 07, 2013
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
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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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Growth or Equality: Two Competing Visions for America’s Future
The current political debate in America hints at an unspoken, but profoundly important choice between two radically different visions of the path to prosperity for all.
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Monday, August 13, 2012
America’s Deficit Attention Disorder
The political debate in the United States and Europe has focused attention on public financial deficits and how best to resolve them. Tragically, the debate largely ignores the deficits that most endanger our future.
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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Rio+20: A Defining Choice
Next week, 20 years after the 1992 UN Rio Earth Summit, representatives of the world’s governments will gather again in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to frame a global response to the Earth’s environmental crisis. Debates leading up to Rio+20 are focusing attention on a foundational choice between two divergent paths to the human future.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A Plea for Rio+20: Don’t Commodify Nature
“Time is life.”
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