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December 2011

David Korten, LEF December 2011 Report

This has been a breakthrough year for the economic transformation movement. Occupy Wall Street, which launched on September 17, 2011 in New York’s Liberty Square broke through the corporate media filter to focus national and global attention on Wall Street as the leading source of systemic malfunction. It has created […]

2021-01-08T14:01:36-08:00June 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Living Economies Forum Annual Report 2012

Reviewing my 2011 report and its statement of 2012 expectations was a useful reminder of how fast the context is shifting and how quickly we must continue to adapt as opportunities shift. Last year at this time, we were in an exploratory mode, scanning for new openings and opportunities to advance the Great Turning. Occupy […]

2021-02-11T15:30:35-08:00June 18th, 2017|Categories: LEF Annual Reports|

Living Economies Forum Annual Report 2013

A planned cutback in travel and conventional media appearances freed time and energy to push the boundaries of New Economy thought and action through writing, electronic networking, and exploratory engagements.

One defining development of 2013 has been the broad public attention that the Occupy Movement has drawn to inequality, reinforced by messages from Pope Francis and […]

2021-01-08T14:01:37-08:00June 18th, 2017|Categories: LEF Annual Reports|

Living Economies Forum Annual Report 2014

Our 2014 focus was on preparing for the publication and promotion of two books, advancing the living Earth theme through public outreach, and further refining New Economy frames through NEWGroup.

Our current LEF priority is to advance awareness that changing the underlying cultural meta-story of global society is an essential, yet neglected, leverage point for system […]

2021-01-08T14:01:37-08:00June 17th, 2017|Categories: LEF Annual Reports|

Living Economies Forum Annual Report 2015

A year of transition involving completion of two book projects, personal downsizing, and movement upscaling.

This has been a significant year of accomplishment and transition for the New Economy movement and for the Living Economies Forum (LEF). Each day, the urgency of the transformational transition to a New Economy based on living system principles becomes more […]

2021-01-08T14:01:37-08:00June 17th, 2017|Categories: LEF Annual Reports|

December 2016

David Korten, LEF December 2016 Report

Surprise election of Donald Trump, introduction to Ecological Civilization as a transformational frame, and my visit to China to share insights on a living Earth economy for an Ecological Civilization

Humanity is poised between breakthrough and breakdown. Environmental and social system failures are accelerating and the related loss of legitimacy of […]

2021-02-11T15:41:06-08:00June 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Birthing an Ecological Civilization: Overview

By David Korten

A 5,000-year Imperial Civilization of violence, competition, and domination now exceeds the limits of Earth’s tolerance. We now face an imperative to navigate a transition in a blink of history’s eye to an Ecological Civilization that organizes in cooperative partnership with the rest of Earth’s community of life to meet the needs of […]

2021-01-08T14:01:38-08:00April 14th, 2017|Categories: Ecological Civilization|

Money Is…

Ask an economist “What is Money?” and the answer will likely be: “A medium of exchange, a unit of account, and a storehouse of value.” As a unit of account, money is useful in facilitating the market exchange of goods and services. Used for this purpose, money is one of humanity’s most important and beneficial […]

2021-01-08T14:03:21-08:00September 9th, 2016|Categories: Living Wealth Money System, Money or Life, New Economy|

Sacred Earth Community: A New Story for Our Time

Perhaps the greatest threat to our common future is a combination of extreme individualism and extreme arrogance, as we deal with proposals to expand - through the genetic engineering of species and the geo-engineering of Earth's climate - our domination of forces of nature of which we have only the most superficial understanding. The turning we humans must navigate to a viable future depends on a profound awakening to our nature as spiritual beings and our responsibility for the consequences of our choices and our relationships with one another and a living Earth.

2021-01-08T14:03:23-08:00October 21st, 2013|Categories: Earth Community, Living Earth, Presentations|
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