Steve Goldberg, founder of Upside Matters, reflects on the Chilean mine rescue, September 11th and the global economic downturn and wonders: what does it take for events to change human behavior?
I walk into the once inviting lobby of this Halifax water front hotel and am immediately assailed by the reek of tobacco, stale beer and a hint of unwashed flesh. The high-pitched chiming and ringing of the gaming machines almost drowns out the low hum of human voices. Every once in a while a bell […]
From socks to cars to skills, how sharing and swapping gives you more.
David Korten’s 1995 bestseller, When Corporations Rule the World, was a key document in building the anti-globalization movement. In the aftermath of the 2008 economic meltdown, he wrote Agenda for a New Economy, a critique of the overwhelming influence of Wall Street on economic policy, which has resulted in a political system that serves, not the many, but the very wealthy few. Now, Korten is back with a strategy for taking back our political and economic systems and using them to create localized, community-controlled economies that foster the things we really need.