David Korten, author, and co-founder of Yes! magazine shares his views on the importance of building local, community-based economies.
Korten, minces no words about the dangers our capitalist system poses to democracy.
Another kind of food swap exists – it’s one I think many communities could easily embrace: a crop swap!
June 03, 2011 Dava Parr, owner of Fresh & Wyld Farmhouse Inn, a small local business in Paonia, Colorado, was facing a balloon payment she could not make and recently reached out to the community for support, and found it. One such person who stepped forward to help out was High Country News managing editor, [...]
A fun way of building a local food community – getting together with others for a food swap!
“If we have a need in society, and we have unutilized labor, land, technology— the other real resources required to address it— money alone should never be the deciding constraint.”—David Korten In part 4, David Korten concludes his talk on transforming the destructive, (and corrupt) Wall Street driven financial system to one centered around meeting [...]
“…Earth’s bounty, on which all of life depends, is the shared birth right of all living beings; none of us created it, and none of us has a right to monopolize it.”—David Korten In this third installment, David Korten, author of Agenda For a New Economy, outlines the steps necessary to create an economy that [...]
The 2010 mid-term election results have produced a substantial political shift in the house of representatives, and state legislatures throughout the country. No where across the political landscape—where the mood of the electorate is variously described as angry, fearful, frustrated—have the deepest issues of our time been openly discussed, let alone carefully examined. Indeed, one [...]