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Ecological Civilization: Choice Point for Humanity

Presentation to the 11th John Cobb Common Good Award Ceremony & Annual Banquet at the 12th International Forum on Ecological Civilization, “Ecological Civilization and Symbiotic Development.” April 27, 2018.

We have gathered here from China, South Korea and the United States in search of a human pathway to an Ecological Civilization.

Humanity is awakening to a sobering […]

2018-05-03T15:40:25+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: China, Earth Balance, Ecological Civilization, Global Economy, Presentations|

Here We Go Again: Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Won’t Fix Anything

Current trade agreements are great at creating more billionaires, not so much at protecting the interests of workers. 

(This commentary was originally published by YES! Magazine on April 13, 2018.)

On Thursday, President Trump flipped his position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, suggesting the U.S. might want to rejoin the pact. His announcement […]

2018-04-17T12:07:49+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: Global Economy, Trade, YES! Column|

Taking MLK’s Message Global

The civil rights icon saw economic issues to be intertwined with racial justice. Today’s globalized economy makes justice that much harder to achieve. 

(This commentary was originally published by YES! Magazine on April 6, 2018)

On April 3, 1968, the day before his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. He […]

2018-04-06T18:20:04+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Categories: Global Economy, Justice, 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Categories: Community, Corporate Rule, Global Economy, Wall Street, YES! Column|

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+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Corporate Rule, Trade|