What Will It Take to “Build Back Better?”

(Commentary originally published by YES! Magazine, January 21, 2021)

Much has transpired to disrupt the political status quo since President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris chose their campaign slogan “Build Back Better.” But the chaos and violence of former President Trump’s final days in office may help to open a deep […]

2021-01-21T16:13:24-08:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: Ecological Civilization, Politics, YES! Column|

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 […]

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 […]

2021-01-08T14:01:26-08:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Articles/Reports/Papers, China, Club of Rome, Ecological Civilization, Humanity, South Africa|

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 […]

2021-01-08T14:01:26-08:00November 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 […]

2021-01-08T14:01:27-08:00November 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.

2021-01-08T14:01:27-08:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Academia, Ecological Civilization, Ecological Economics|
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