The author of When Corporations Rule the World presents a critical handbook for economic revolution in this revised and updated edition.
Despite the lessons learned from the economic meltdown of 2008, we are more vulnerable than ever to the same kind of economic havoc. Wall Street executives have returned to their culture of massive bonuses, and our leaders in Washington remain unwilling to make desperately needed fundamental changes to the economy. Change will instead have to come from below. Agenda for a New Economy is the handbook for that revolution.
In this revised and updated edition David Korten has fleshed out his vision of the alternative to the corporate Wall Street economy: a Main Street economy based on locally owned, community-oriented “living enterprises” whose success is measured as much by their positive impact on people and the environment as by their positive balance sheet.
We will lose nothing in the process because, as Korten ably demonstrates, the supposed services Wall Street offers are simply a con game. And Korten now offers more in-depth advice on how to mount a grassroots campaign to bring about an economy based on shared prosperity, ecological stewardship, and citizen democracy.