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Wellbeing versus GDP: The Challenge and Opportunity of Human Development in the 21st Century

David was invited to contribute to the global discussion among experts and thought leaders from around the world for “Rearticulating the Concept of Human Development” – a collaborative project of the International Science Council and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). He submitted this essay, May 13, 2020. 

A […]

2020-06-10T13:25:11-07:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Development, GDP, Global Economy|

From Emergency to Emergence

(Commentary originally published by YES! Magazine, April 23, 2020)

The COVID-19 emergency has exposed our societies’ failure to address the needs of billions of people. Simultaneously, we are witnessing a fundamental truth about human nature: There are those among us eager to exploit the suffering of others for personal gain. We can […]

Why Coronavirus Is Humanity’s Wake-up Call

(Commentary originally published by YES! Magazine, March 18, 2020)

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 […]

2020-03-24T12:53:37-07:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Globalization, Politics, System Transformation, YES! Column|

A Better World Needs Better Economics

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.

(Commentary originally published by YES! Magazine, March 12, 2020)

Science warns us that the 2020s […]

2020-03-12T14:35:28-07:00March 12th, 2020|Categories: New Economics, YES! Column|

My Priority for the Defining Year of Humanity’s Defining Decade

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 […]

2020-02-13T14:40:06-08:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Articles/Reports/Papers, China, Club of Rome, Ecological Civilization, Humanity, South Africa|

A Time for Postponing Climate Action Is Over

We are now awakening to the responsibilities that come with our distinctive ability to consciously create our future.

(Commentary originally published by YES! Magazine, January 21, 2020)

In 1962, Rachael Carson warned us, with the publication of Silent Spring, that the indiscriminate use of pesticides was disrupting critical ecosystems and causing […]

2020-01-23T13:30:12-08:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Climate Change, Living Earth, Living Economies, Science, YES! Column|

South Africa – November, 2019

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 […]

2019-11-19T17:49:49-08:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Academia, Club of Rome, Ecological Civilization, New Economics, South Africa|

Management Education and Humanity’s Transition to a New Civilization (for UCT and HSRC)

(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 […]

2019-11-06T14:04:57-08:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Academia, Ecological Civilization, Ecological Economics|

A New Economics for a New Civilization (for Club of Rome)

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.

2019-11-06T13:55:01-08:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Academia, Ecological Civilization, Ecological Economics|