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.
Editorial In part 2, Dan Imhoff continues his talk about CAFO’s to a Friends of Family Farmers audience concerned about the health and wellbeing of their communities, and who support the creation of more sustainable, and environmentally healthy alternatives from that of our heavily industrialized, food system. Much of Imhoff’s talk centers around ideas that [...]
The modern day Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) is both a crowning achievement of short-term human scientific prowess, and profound monumental hubris with terrible consequences unfolding now, and yet to unfold.
For 4 days in February of 2011, the University of Oregon’s Food Justice conference drew leaders together from the sustainability movement, farmers, scholars, educators, students, and others to examine the food system through the lens of community, equity, and sustainability concerns. In the video from this panel discussion, Keynote Roundtable: Food Justice & Farm Advocacy [...]
“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 [...]
David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy, explains in understandable terms, how our money system truly operates in today’s global society.