Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Big Picture: Agenda for a New Economy

"What we’ve come to realize is that there are two competing globalizations. One of the globalization of corporate power. The other is a globalization of people power. And they are diametrically opposed to one another. In competition. So this is not about building isolated economies. We still need trade but at the margin, not as the foundation of our economy and certainly not the foundation of our food system.
But a whole planetary system of local living economies that are connected to each other trading at the margins but most importantly sharing their ideas, sharing their technology freely so that the whole of the economy, the whole of the specie and of global society can evolve with the speed that is necessary if we’re going to create a future in which we bring ourselves into balance with our biosphere. Creating a world in which the needs of everyone are met. At the same time do this within a framework of democracy and real citizen sovereignty and local control."

Link: Interview with David Korten, economist and author of Agenda for a New Economy.