"We are entering the Age of Consciousness. Where in times past the pursuit of higher consciousness was restricted to the very few, in the Age of Consciousness it is available to everyone — just as in the Age of Information everything you wanted to know was at your fingertips.
"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.
" Nearly two years after the economic meltdown, joblessness and foreclosures are still endemic, Wall Street executives are once again getting massive bonuses, and our leaders in Washington lack the will to make desperately needed fundamental changes to the economy. Change will have to come from below. Agenda for a New Economy is the handbook for that revolution.
A World Free of Money
"NEWGroup functions as an informal alliance of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) as an initial policy think tank partner, YES! magazine as an initial media partner, the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) as an initial business network partner, and the PCDForum as an initial system design partner. The NEWGroup is co-chaired by John Cavanagh, IPS executive director, and David Korten, PCDForum president, YES! co-founder and board chair, BALLE board member, and IPS Associate Fellow. IPS serves as secretariat. Noel Ortega is the NEWGroup coordinator.
The mission of CASSE is to advance the steady state economy, with stabilized population and consumption, as a policy goal with widespread public support. We pursue this mission by:
"The Seedstock Project
What if there were a way for communities to create their own currencies, ones that truly serve them? Co-operative currencies that, instead of dividing people, could actually help communities heal by reconnecting with themselves?
"If America’s present system of political economy were performing well, there would be little need to question it or seek fundamental change. But that is not the case. Asked what the key goals of economic life should be, many would reply, “to enhance social well-being while sustaining democratic prospects and environmental quality.” Judged by this standard, today’s political economy is failing. It is a failure that reaches many spheres of national life—economic, social, political, and environmental. Indeed, America can be said to be in crisis in each of these four areas.1, 2