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Taxes and the Common Good

It's time to reform our tax system -- to quit rewarding obscene wealth, Wall Street gambling, and corporate polluters.

 When Jesus invited the tax collector Zacchaeus down from his sycamore tree, did they sit in the shade and discuss capital gains rates and oil depletion allowances? We're missing some transcripts that could serve as an ethical guide to our current tax debates.

We’re Number One!

Americans are number one in quite a few areas—but they’re not all accomplishments to be proud of.

A System Designed to Crash

The calculus of the debt economy equals booms, busts and inequality.

As part of the New Economy 2.0 series 

 

By David Korten

The Coming Global Food Fight

As aggression mounts with the rise of food prices worldwide, small-scale farms rooted in local markets could avert international disaster—and lead the way to “food democracy.”  

In an increasingly vulnerable world, we're searching for rooted communities—and what we can learn from them. Read more at our blog, Finding Rootedness.

Phantom Expectations

Wall Street has created phantom expectations far in excess of the real wealth available to satisfy them.

As part of the New Economy 2.0 series 

 

By David Korten

Licensed Criminal Syndicates

“Conservatism” today looks much like the piracy of old.

As part of the New Economy 2.0 series 

 

By David Korten

7 Steps for Action Toward a New Economy

Seven reasons why our Old Economy is failing—each paired with its New Economy solution.

By David Korten

War Against the Middle Class

Why is the middle class shrinking?

By David Korten

War Against the Middle Class

As part of the New Economy 2.0 series 

 

By David Korten

“Do You Pay Your Taxes? Bank of America Doesn’t”

The latest from a growing international movement to make corporate tax dodgers pay … so public services don’t have to.  

 In 2009 and 2010, according to their SEC K-10 report, filed on Friday, Bank of America paid no income taxes. Meanwhile, the federal government and many state governments, facing large budget shortfalls, are cutting services and benefits that help the poor and middle class. For many people, that just doesn’t add up.

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