The rapid spread of novel coronavirus has prompted government, business, and civil society to take dramatic action—canceling events large and small, restricting travel, and shutting down major segments of the economy on which nearly all of us depend. It is […]
The imperative to act to create a better world comes with an unprecedented opportunity to envision and create a world in which every person matters and has an opportunity for a dignified and satisfying life.
Science warns us that the 2020s […]
My most recent YES! column identified 2020 as the defining year of a defining decade for humanity. The scientific data suggest it is our last opportunity to get in place the necessary measures to meet essential carbon emission reduction targets. This immediate and nonnegotiable imperative for human wellbeing, even survival, is a consequence of profound […]
We are now awakening to the responsibilities that come with our distinctive ability to consciously create our future.
In 1962, Rachael Carson warned us, with the publication of Silent Spring, that the indiscriminate use of pesticides was disrupting critical ecosystems and causing […]
In November 2019, David, with his life partner, Fran, visited Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa. This trip involved active participation in the Club of Rome Annual Meeting of Members and a Public Summit, and various engagements with faculty, students, and local leaders hosted by the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and […]
(Based on a working paper prepared for the 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management on “Improving Lives” August 10-14, 2018, Chicago, Illinois, USA and subsequently published by the International Humanistic Management Association. This version is prepared for discussion with faculty, students, and other stakeholders at events hosted by the University of Cape Town […]
Our most prestigious universities continue to teach economic principles that empower corporations in the service of money, destroy Earth’s capacity to sustain life, leave the many in desperation, and drive humanity to self-extinction. An economics for the 21st century will guide us to an economy that empowers people in the service of life.
Humanity’s existential crisis can be resolved only when we the people stand united behind a vision of the world we truly want.
I just returned from a conference of influential decision-makers in China, where I presented on economics for an ecological […]