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Wall Street Illusionists

As part of the New Economy 2.0 series 

 

By David Korten

System Failure? Look Upstream

Why it's important to address our economic problems at their Wall Street roots.

This is the fourth of a series of blogs based on excerpts adapted from the 2nd edition of Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth. I wrote Agenda to spur a national conversation on economic policy issues and options that are otherwise largely ignored.

A Bad Theory

As part of the New Economy 2.0 series 

 

By David Korten

The Illusion of Money

Real wealth or phantom assets? David Korten explores the difference between the kind of wealth that makes life better and the phantom wealth created by financial speculation.

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Microcredit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Unraveling the confusion behind microcredit: how some models help alleviate poverty, while others exploit the poor to make the rich richer.

By David Korten

Wall Street’s Zero Sum Game: Phantom Wealth

As part of the New Economy 2.0 series 

 

By David Korten

The Missing Vision

David Korten begins a blog series outlining his Agenda for a New Economy.

This is the first of a series of blogs based on excerpts adapted from the 2nd edition of Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth. I wrote Agenda to spur a national conversation on economic policy issues and options that are otherwise largely ignored.

2. Defection

As part of the New Economy 2.0 series 

 

By David Korten

1. Needed: A Serious National Conversation On Economic Values And Priorities

As part of the New Economy 2.0 series 

 

By David Korten

Missing: A Vision of Economic Possibility

Photo by Jerry-Charlotte MillerThis election showed us that neither of our two major parties has a credible vision for our economic future. And that’s why this is a moment of opportunity.

It is now the morning after. Republicans, as expected, are celebrating a sweeping victory. Democrats are licking their wounds.

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