David Korten is the co-founder and board chair of YES! Magazine, co-chair of the New Economy Working Group, president of the Living Economies Forum, an associate fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, and a member of the Club of Rome. This article is based on his most recent book, Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth, which was released in January 2015 as a report to the Club of Rome. He is best known for his two international best sellers The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, which puts our current economic crisis in deep historical and evolutionary context, and When Corporations Rule the World, which spells out the mechanisms of corporate rule and helped launch the international resistance against corporate globalization. An updated 20th anniversary edition will be released in June 2015.
He is also the author of Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth, which calls for shutting down the corrupt and predatory phantom wealth Wall Street casino and outlines the pathway to a real living wealth economy, and The Post-Corporate World: Life After Capitalism, which draws lessons for restructuring the global economy from the living system principles revealed by the new biology.