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Series | A Living Earth Economy, Part 4: Why the Economy Should Just Stop Growing … and Grow Up

  • "How do we grow the economy?" is an obsolete question.
  • Local initiatives across the world are looking for maturity instead as they rebuild caring, place-based communities and economies.
  • 4th in a Series

David Korten, Yes! Magazine   Journalism with real independence and integrity is a rare thing. All reader supported Evergreene Digest relies - exclusively!- on reader donations. Click on the donation button above to make a contribution and support our work. 4, 2016 | Listen to the political candidates as they put forward their 'economic solutions.'

You will hear a well-established and rarely challenged narrative.

"We must grow the economy to produce jobs so people will have the money to grow their consumption, which will grow more jobs…"

Grow. Grow. Grow ... .

But children and adolescents grow. Adults mature...

David Korten wrote this article for YES! Magazine as part of his new series of biweekly columns on “A Living Earth Economy.” David is co-founder and board chair of YES! Magazine, president of the Living Economies Forum, co-chair of the New Economy Working Group, a member of the Club of Rome, and the author of influential books, including When Corporations Rule the World and Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth. His work builds on lessons from the 21 years he and his wife, Fran, lived and worked in Africa, Asia, and Latin America on a quest to end global poverty.

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