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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|

Part IV – Awakening

Part IV: Awakening Consciousness and the Human Possible

By David C. Korten

The economic transformation from suicide economy to living economy will involve changes as sweeping and profound as those experienced by a forest ecosystem as it moves from colonization to maturity. The imperatives of our situation […]

2017-05-01T17:29:21-08:00September 5th, 2010|Categories: Living Economies, Web Essays|
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