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Who Represents Us When Our Political Parties Represent Only Corporations?

Our future depends on bridging the partisan divide that elevates corporate interests above our personal well-being.

(This commentary was originally published by YES! Magazine on July 23, 2018.)

We the people of the United States find ourselves in a political crisis and resurgent tribalism that pits left against right, hard-left against moderate-left, and extreme-right against everyone […]

2018-07-23T16:55:04+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Corporate Rule, Politics, YES! Column|

Tariffs Aren’t a Terrible Idea – If They’re About Well-Being of People, Not Corporations

Tariffs on imports could be part of reorienting the global economy. Now is a good time to talk about it.

(This commentary was originally published by YES! Magazine on March 19, 2018.)

Those who pay attention to trade and economics saw President Trump’s imposition of new tariffs—25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum—as just […]

2018-03-19T14:40:54+00:00March 19th, 2018|Categories: Corporate Rule, Trade, YES! Column|

Why There Is (Some) Hope for Wall Street

Some CEOs are getting the message that even though the economy is growing, they need to serve their communities, too.

(This commentary was originally published by YES! Magazine on February 20, 2018.)

Laurence D. Fink, founder and chief executive of BlackRock, the world’s largest institutional investor, recently set the financial world abuzz with a 

2018-02-21T17:19:42+00:00February 21st, 2018|Categories: Community, Corporate Rule, Global Economy, Wall Street, YES! Column|

Only One Reason to Grant a Corporate Charter

David Korten’s presentation to the Summit on the Future of Corporations, Faneuil Hall, Boston MA, November 13, 2007.

It is fitting that we hold this conversation on the future of the corporation in historic Faneuil Hall, the Cradle of Liberty. Deliberations in this very room more than 200 years ago were the first step on […]

2017-06-02T14:12:45+00:00May 30th, 2017|Categories: Corporate Rule|

Obama’s Push for Corporate Rule: A Moment of Opportunity

Call it populism versus corporatism or democracy versus corporate rule. Either way, it is a far more meaningful political division than the current division between two big-government political parties debating big versus small.

By David Korten
Published by YES! Magazine,  June 25, 2015

Only a few […]

2017-03-28T14:35:53+00:00June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Corporate Rule, Trade|
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