New Economy 2.0
Visionary economist David Korten introduces a national conversation series, New Economy 2.0, on CSRwire Talkback based on his acclaimed book, Agenda for a New Economy, 2nd edition. For the next several weeks, Korten will summarize the main points and key lessons of each chapter of his book, leading from a dissection of what went wrong in the "phantom wealth Wall Street economy" to the presentation of a vision of a world of real wealth Main Street economies that support strong middle class societies, honor real market principles and work in partnership with Earth's biosphere.
New Economy 2.0 envisions an economy in which life is the defining value and power resides in people and communities. It contrasts with the popular New Economy 1.0 fantasy of a magical high-tech economy liberated from environmental reality and devoted to the growth of phantom wealth financial assets.
This exciting, new series is co-published by CSRwire and YES! Magazine.
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 and a founding member of Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE).
The arguments presented here are developed in greater detail in Agenda for a New Economy available from the YES! Magazine Web store.
Posts in this series were previously seen here.
Posted: Sep 05, 2011 – 09:34 PM EST
Want to create jobs? Stop coddling Wall Street! David Korten has the plan in the final New Economy 2.0 installment on Talkback.
Posted: Aug 29, 2011 – 07:24 PM EST
To all U.S. presidential candidates: Corporations are not people. David Korten sends the message on Talkback.
Posted: Aug 22, 2011 – 06:40 PM EST
Let Freedom Ring! David Korten declares independence from Wall Street on Talkback.
Posted: Aug 15, 2011 – 04:43 PM EST
How to make a difference: David Korten says get started with opportunities near at hand. On Talkback.
Posted: Aug 08, 2011 – 04:38 PM EST
It's the Culture, stupid - not just the Economy. David Korten shows why on Talkback.
Posted: Aug 01, 2011 – 04:42 PM EST
Changing economic reality: David Korten has the strategy on Talkback.
Posted: Jul 26, 2011 – 12:24 AM EST
Dog-eat-dog? Or help thy neighbor? Stories we tell ourselves - and how they are changing. David Korten spins the tale on Talkback.
Posted: Jul 18, 2011 – 04:34 PM EST
The dominant story of the current political debate is that government is broke. We can't afford to pay for public services, put people to work, or service the public debt. Yet as a nation, we are awash in money.
Posted: Jul 12, 2011 – 07:00 PM EST
Professional propagandists and advertisers control our minds and behavior through use mass media and other instruments of cultural reproduction to displace authentic cultural stories with fabricated stories that support the interests of their clients.
Posted: Jul 04, 2011 – 11:44 AM EST
History teaches us that ordinary citizens can - and do - change the course of history.