Change the Story, Change the Future

Change the Story, Change the Future

A Living Economy for A Living Earth

eBook - 2015
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We humans live by stories, says David Korten, and the stories that now govern our society set us on a path to certain self-destruction. In this profound new book, Korten shares the results of his search for a story that reflects the fullness of human knowledge and understanding and provides a guide to action adequate to the needs of our time. Korten calls our current story Sacred Money and Markets. Money, it tells us, is the measure of all worth and the source of all happiness. Earth is simply a source of raw materials. Inequality and environmental destruction are unfortunate but unavoidable. A.
Publisher: San Francisco, US : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2015
ISBN: 9781626562912
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Characteristics: 1 online resource (197 pages)

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rjchapple
Dec 30, 2015

More than just being a "good" or "not good" book -- I think this is an "important" book. The idea of changing the very narrative by which we assign value to things/pursuits in this world is potentially very impactful -- if taken to heart by enough people.

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StarGladiator
Oct 03, 2015

My major problem with David Korten [and Ralph Nader] is that they are beset by the status quo-mind, they have fallen for the magical myths from Wall Street. Korten actually believe [OMG!!!!!] that most stuff is // publicly owned \\ as in we the people own the stuff through our pension funds [if you are sooo lucky] or 401(k)s [if you are sooo lucky], et cetera - - i.e., a socialist paradise.
'Fraid not, chum! Publicly owned simply means you haven't an ice cube in hell's chance of ever learning who the owner is! By their law [the laws they created and lobbied for] the investment firms have to make known their investments [called SEC forms 13F] but they don't have to list who their major investors are?????
Therefore, one can ascertain that four investment firms are the majority shareholders in the majority of major corporations in North America and Europe, but one cannot ascertain who their major investors [i.e., owners] are?!?!?!?
If interested, they would be BlackRock, Vanguard Group, State Street and Fidelity or FMR LLC.

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