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Ecological Civilization – The Vision

Humans are a choice making species with a common future faced with an epic choice. We can continue to seek marginal adjustments in the culture and institutions of the Imperial Civilization of violence, domination, and exploitation that put us on a path to self-extinction. Or we can transition to an Ecological Civilization dedicated to restoring […]

2021-10-12T17:28:11-07:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Ecological Civilization|

How 9/11 Set Progressive Causes Back – and How We Rebounded

(Commentary originally published by YES! Magazine, October 5, 2021)

As the 20th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center approached, I wasn’t paying much attention. But then I received an email from my longtime colleague John Cavanagh, former director of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. It was a private […]

2021-10-12T16:48:48-07:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Capitalism, Ecological Civilization, Globalization, System Transformation, YES! Column|

When Less Is More

(Commentary originally published by YES! Magazine, August 12, 2021)

Science tells us that we now have fewer than 10 years to reduce the human burden on Earth or trigger tipping points in Earth’s natural systems from which there is no return. Most discussion centers on the climate emergency, but we also have crises related to air, […]

2021-08-26T15:34:20-07:00August 26th, 2021|Categories: GDP, System Transformation, YES! Column|

The Personal Story Behind the Essay, “Religion, Science, and Spirit: A Sacred Story for Our Time”

(Originally published by YES! Magazine, January 18, 2013, posted here with permission.)

Twenty years ago, David Korten began wrestling with the question, had we become too individualistic and shortsighted to save our species? Here’s what he discovered about the power of foundational stories to keep us trapped in a suicidal economy—or awaken us […]

2021-05-05T16:38:26-07:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Religion, Sacred Story, Science|
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