UN Yes!—Bretton Woods No!

One World—One Governance System

IFG New York/United Nations Summit Teach-In, September 5, 2000 

Presentation by David C. Korten

The United Nations was founded in 1945 with a mandate to secure a long standing human dream of peace, justice, and prosperity for all people. The UN’s founders chose to open the UN charter […]

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The Prudent Investor

Does it meet the test of the prudent person?


Keynote Address to the Social Investment Forum, Thursday 
October 5, 2000 – Snow Mass Resort, Aspen, CO

By David C. Korten

It’s always a thrill to speak to a group with such energy and commitment that is making […]

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The Corporation in 2050


Reprinted from Marianne Williamson (ed.) 
Imagine: What America Could Be in the 21st Century 
Rodale Books, 2000, pp. 111-121

David C. Korten

On November 30, 1999, world television broadcast dramatic scenes of Seattle police clothed in Darth Vader riot gear brutally wielding clubs, tear gas, pepper spray, and plastic bullets against thousands of people who had come […]

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Funding Strategies Interview

Representatives of a Private Foundation Pose Questions on Corporate Globalization to David C. Korten, May 8, 2001

Q: What is it that defines a project that would be described as addressing “corporate globalization”? Does activist organizing count on issues in which the rich northern countries exploit the poor South in the absence of addressing the higher […]

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Can the Global Economy be Fixed?

Based on a presentation to the Bellerive/GLOBE International Conference on
Policing the Global Economy
Geneva, March 23-25, 1998

by Dr. David C. Korten
Author of When Corporations Rule the World

I want to express my deep admiration to Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan for the courage and foresight he has demonstrated in organizing this meeting. Economic globalization is one of the most […]

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Jeffrey T. S. MacDonagh on American Experiment

Overall, the paper did an excellent job encapsulating, on an abstract level, the anger felt by the “progressive” political establishment.  If it was targeted to any other audience, the paper might be discredited as being too extremist.  

One general concern I had with the paper (perhaps intentional on your part?) was that it […]

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Raffi on American Experiment

Raffi, troubadour, entrepreneur, and founder of the Child Honoring initiative.

As you note, the dilemma you’re describing is not a partisan issue; Clinton’s embrace of NAFTA, near criminalization of poverty, WTO attest to that; the Democrats contributed to the circumvention of democracy via int’l trade agreements. I wonder if the non partisan (systemic) aspect of this […]

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