Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth, Why Wall Street Can't Be Fixed and How to Replace It

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Overview

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. It's like treating cancer with a bandage. Korten identifi
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605092898
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

David C. Korten is president and founder of the People-Centered Development Forum, a global alliance dedicated to the creation of just, inclusive and sustainable societies through voluntary citizen action. He holds MBA and PhD degrees from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a former faculty member of the Harvard Graduate School of Business. He was previously a Ford Foundation project specialist in Manila and an Asia Regional Advisor on Development Management for the U.S. Agency for International Development. David is the author of 'The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community', 'When Corporations Rule the World' and 'The Post-Corporate World: Life After Capitalism' and a frequently invited speaker at conferences around the world. He is also a Board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) and a member of Social Venture Network and the Club of Rome.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I The Case for a New Economy 1

1 Looking Upstream 3

2 Modern Alchemists and the Sport of Moneymaking 12

3 A Real-Market Alternative 25

4 More Than Tinkering at the Margins 35

Pt. II The Case for Eliminating Wall Street 45

5 What Wall Street Really Wants 47

6 Buccaneers and Privateers 57

7 The High Cost of Phantom Wealth 65

8 The End of Empire 77

Pt. III Agenda for a Real-Wealth Economy 89

9 What People Really Want 91

10 Essential Priorities 102

11 Liberating Main Street 117

12 Real-Wealth Financial Services 137

13 Life in a Real-Wealth Economy 149

Pt. IV Change the Story, Change the Future 157

14 An Address I Hope President Obama Will One Day Deliver to the Nation 159

15 When The People Lead, the Leaders Will Follow 170

Notes 188

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  • Posted March 28, 2009

    Excellent book

    This is an excellent treatise about our broken economic system and a real plan to change it into something more viable for the long term. Corporate capitalism is just a way for the very rich to continue appropriating the real wealth that real people work to produce. It's pathologic and unsustainable.

    David Korten lays out a blueprint for abandoning the phantom wealth economy that leaves so many of us regular people working longer hours for less reward, while making the fat cats far too fat to exist. If you are fed up with the TINAs that insist it's the only way for an economy to run and want to see a more equitable and life affirming way to live this book can give you an idea of how to go about that.

    I've read other of Korten's books and all are well researched and well thought out. I highly recommend this book to all readers.

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  • Posted April 21, 2009

    Excellent! A must read of Korten's

    Excellent! A must read of Korten's

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