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by David C. Korten

  • Author: David C. Korten
  • ISBN: 1458752860
  • ISBN13: 978-1458752864
  • ePub: 1578 kb | FB2: 1306 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Economics
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant; [Large Print] edition (December 28, 2012)
  • Pages: 280
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 155
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Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth ePub download

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Frances Moore Lappé, author of Getting a Grip 2 and Diet for a Small Planet. Discussion Guide PDF. Finally a bold Obama-era agenda that soars above the mild reforms that are grabbing daily headlines and actually meets the daunting challenges posed by the Wall Street and planetary crises. Listen HERE to the Agenda for a New Economy theme song, by singer-songwriter Raffi.

David Korten's new book can help all of us who lead and participate in faith communities to fulfill our best potential and stop . The most important book to emerge thus far on the economic crisis. David Korten provides real solutions

David Korten's new book can help all of us who lead and participate in faith communities to fulfill our best potential and stop playing to our worst. It's urgent, important, clear, and downright inspiring, and it challenges us to pursue what is excellent, mature, and real. Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christianity. David Korten tells the truth like no one else-a truth our planet needs us to hear. David Korten provides real solutions. Korten provides solutions far beyond economics.

In his new book, Korten argues that the nation faces a monumental economic challenge that goes far beyond .

In his new book, Korten argues that the nation faces a monumental economic challenge that goes far beyond anything being discussed in Congress. He writes that now is an opportune moment to move forward an agenda to replace the failed money-serving institutions of our present economy with the institutions of a new economy dedicated to serving life. This is viewer supported news. Please do your part today. AMY GOODMAN: We return to our interview with David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth: Why Wall Street Can’t Be Fixed and How to It.

Agenda for a New Economy is the handbook for that revolution. We will lose nothing in the process because, as Korten ably demonstrates, the supposed services Wall Street offers are simply a con game.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-193). Why Wall Street can't be fixed and how to replace it"-Cover. Today's economic crisis is the worst since the Great Depression. However, as David Korten shows, the steps being taken to address it do nothing to deal with the reality of a failed economic system. Korten identifies the deeper sources: Wall Street institutions that have perfected the art of creating "wealth" without producing anything of real value: phantom wealth.

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Korten's 2006 book The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community argues that the development of empires .

Korten's 2006 book The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community argues that the development of empires about 5,000 years ago, initiated unequal distribution of power and social benefits to the small portion of the population they controlled. He also argues that corporations are modern versions of empire, both being social organizations based on hierarchies, chauvinism, and domination through violence. Globalizing Civil Society, 2010, ReadHowYouWant.

has massive credibility with me. 2. In the context of all the complex books I read, this is one of the most complete, elegant, well-stated, thoughtful, and relevant books it’s been my pleasure to enjoy in the past few years.

By the author of the bestsellers When Corporations Rule the World and The Great Turning. Offers bold economic reforms that attack the underlying cause of the current economic collapse, not just its symptoms. A radical but achievable program that restores and builds on the fundamental strengths of the American economy? Today's economic crisis is the worst since the Great Depression. However, as David Korten shows, the steps being taken to address it - including pouring trillions of dollars into bailouts for the Wall Street institutions that created the mess - do nothing to deal with the reality of a failed economic system. It's like treating cancer with Band-Aids. And the financial collapse now in the public spotlight is only the tip of the iceberg. The system's social and environmental failures may ultimately be even more destructive. Korten identifies the deeper sources of the failure: Wall Street institutions that have perfected the art of creating ''wealth'' without producing anything of real value: phantom wealth. Its major players engage in speculative trading, buy into asset bubbles, create debt pyramids, and engage in predatory lending practices. Their seeming success created an economic mirage that led us to believe the economy was expanding exponentially, even as our economic, social, and natural capital eroded and most people struggled ever harder to make ends meet. Our hope lies not with Wall Street, Korten argues, but with Main Street, which creates real wealth from real resources to meet real needs. He outlines an agenda to liberate the latent entrepreneurial energies of Main Street from Wall Street's deadly grip and bring into being a new economy - locally based, community oriented, and devoted to creating a better life for all. It will require courageous and imaginative changes to how we measure economic success, organize our financial system, even the very way we create money. Korten outlines a challenging but practical agenda, summarized at the end of the book in his version of the economic address to the nation he wishes Barack Obama were able to deliver. Korten's intention is not to offer final answers but rather to provoke discussion of options that powerful interests prefer not be mentioned. These interests devised the system that has brought us to the brink of ruin. It's time to turn away from the Wall Street system of phantom wealth and return to an economy firmly rooted in the long-term health of people and the planet.
Modigas
Capitalism has done what it's name suggests. However, while it has made many rich the book raises the harrowing question, at what cost. That it is the greatest option, possibly the only option is presented as a myth. It has produced great wealth for a few at the cost of the weak and the destruction of our planet. Greed, power and cancerous consumption have been some of it's outcomes. Korten makes a courageous and compelling argument for a better way, an alternative way. I felt it a massive thought in lieu of the power of capitalism. Building an economy, a society on the basis of enough, compassion and stewardship seems worth the effort if we are to survive. While capitalism works for some, it obviously does not for the majority. It is not designed to. "Trickle down" seems like bread crumbs do a dying person. We can do much better and Korten has some very cogent ideas for doing so.
Kabandis
I was disappointed in this book. The first two-thirds is a sermon to the choir. What few suggestions there are to change the economy into something "new" do not inspire me. An Unconventional Guide to Investing in Troubled Time by Charles Hugh Smith has a more practical approach, ideas that can easily be put into practice. I am not sure what Korten expects me as an individual to do.
Jorad
This David Korten masterpiece is a marvelous, direct and hard-hitting confrontation of what our economic system has become (an assaulting force upon our common humanity and upon the biosphere upon which we depend for physical life together). This book is a good companion to another book of the same genre, "Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy," by Peter G Brown et al.
This second edition of "Agenda for a New Economy" takes us through the first year or more of President Obama's term in office and reveals how the predatory nature of our U.S.-style capitalism and Wall Street continues to operate - and he also proposes how that whole system could be changed so as to serve our people and others around the globe (in concert with other nations), instead of fostering of the accumulation of immense wealth by the relative few.
David demonizes no individuals but just points out how the very nature of our system rewards greed and individualism and overlooks our true source of joy, which can only be realized in communion and in harmony with our natural environment.
David's life experience around the globe has revealed to him the destructive practices of our economic system here and around the world - but also has given him a more holistic viewpoint on life, the life given so freely to all of us.
Davids' assessment of our system's destructive nature is not unique - there are other authors who have made similar assessments - but it is relatively concise and very well articulated. His own set of solutions is one of several being offered by competent and informed experts. These various solutions serve as a good starting point (with those of others) for an informed, mobilized citizenry to rise and challenge "the way things are being done" on Wall Street and in Washington. To ignore the need for change is in my opinion to mark the demise of our society as we have known it. Kept unchecked, our form of capitalism's need for continuous growth and wealth centralization will lead to endless death and destruction. To accept his challenge to press for system change is to invest in one's own humanity and to recognize one's deepest connection to all others and to the created/creating Cosmos of which we are each part.

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I cannot recommend this book any more highly. I urge you to read it.
Anyshoun
The strength i remember from this book is the due credit it gives the New Deal for establishing American prosperity. This jibes with Putin's ideas in the great book Russian Populist by Matthew Johnson that a strong state is needed for prosperity.
Ballalune
The plane of Illusion is crumbling and this book give us concrete reasons why. Add to this the energy shift in the Universe and you will be opened up to true abundance and love. Human beings are powerful forces with intrinsic goodness. Love dissolves fear, greed and individualism. Love promotes co-operation and compassion. A New Golden Age is upon us!!!!
fightnight
If I were to win the opportunity to have dinner with President Obama (through his campaign website), this would be the book I would give him and ask him to read. I have always been a huge fan of Korten. He sees things clearly and lays out the underlying pattern that explains so much of what is wrong with the world today, and then tells us how to fix it. If only our leaders had the courage to heed his advice, But they won't, so it will be up to "we the people" to lead the way if we are to have any hope of a brighter future for our children and grandchildren than the one we are looking at right now.
LiTTLe_NiGGa_in_THE_СribE
This book is really worth reading to help get a handle on how corrupt and dysfunctional the existing capitalist economy really is. Capitalism is often equated with freedom which is pure propaganda propagated by the current wealthy class in an attempt to keep everyone else is servitude while they consume at an enormous level using 'Phantom Wealth'.
While "When Corporations Rule the World" described the tragic result if we do nothing, this book lays out a plan for preventing that result.
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