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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|

A 21st Century Economics for the People of a Living Earth (Version 4)

August 18, 2019, Revised – Version 4
[This working paper was written by author, independent scholar, engaged citizen, and former Harvard Business School professor, Dr. David Korten, as a contribution to ongoing discussions framing a new economics for the 21st century. It may be freely shared in whole or in part. (For those who want to […]

2019-08-18T17:20:33-08:00August 18th, 2019|Categories: Academia, Ecological Economics, Living Economies|

A 21st Century Economics for the People of a Living Earth (Version 3)

July 2, 2019, Revised – Version 3
[This working paper was written by author, independent scholar, engaged citizen, and former Harvard Business School professor, Dr. David Korten, as a contribution to discussions framing a new economics for the 21st century. It may be freely shared in whole or in part. (The latest version of this paper […]

2019-08-18T17:08:54-08:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Academia, Ecological Economics, Living Economies|

A 21st Century Economics for the People of a Living Earth (Version 2)

June 19, 2019, Revised – Version 2
(This working paper was written by author, independent scholar, engaged citizen, and former Harvard Business School professor, Dr. David Korten, as a contribution to discussions framing a new economics for the 21st century. It may be freely shared in whole or in part. (The latest version of this paper […]

2019-09-09T15:40:03-08:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Academia, Ecological Economics, Living Economies|

Economics for the People of a Living Earth

May 23, 2019, First Version

[This working paper was written by author, independent scholar, engaged citizen, and former Harvard Business School professor, Dr. David Korten, as a contribution to discussions framing a new economics for the 21st century. It may be freely shared in whole or in part. (The latest version of this paper (August 18, […]

2019-08-18T17:15:31-08:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Academia, Ecological Economics, Living Economies|

Part VI – Living

Part VI: Living the Future into Being

by David C. Korten

Many of the essential elements of local living economies are already in place. More are being created everyday by people who believe a better world is possible and are doing their part to live it into being. These elements include […]

2017-05-01T17:39:40-08:00September 5th, 2010|Categories: Living Economies, Web Essays|

Part V – Community

Part V: Mature Communities and Living Economies

By David C. Korten

The following thought experiment frames the problem humanity must now address.

Six billion people live together on a crowded planet. A hundred million or so — less than 2 percent of the whole — enjoy extravagant material affluence and consume as […]

2017-05-01T16:52:54-08:00September 5th, 2010|Categories: Living Economies, Web Essays|
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