I dare you: take a look at YES! magazine’s front page online, and see if you are not tempted to read more.
Then go farther: click on the New Economy tab. Look around and see if these topics don’t encourage you to hope there is a better way ahead for our communities–if not our country–from the grassroots, up.
Now, I’ll save you some steps, because eventually, you’d be drawn to any of the pieces by David Korten–husband of the publisher of the magazine, and someone whose gentle and well-articulated wisdom I’ve come to appreciate in my brief exposure to his writing (and the beginning of a much more complete exploration of his ideas.)
Might as well just go to David’s blog and bookmark it, because you’ll want to come back often. There are links to his new edition of Agenda for a New Economy but don’t miss the discussions and articles at NewEcoomy Working Group.
And finally, before you flit off to sip from the blooms of other media-meadows, get yourself a free trial copy of YES! magazine (a no-ads not-for-profit publication.)Â Find the button, upper left corner, of the web site.
“YES! reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, we outline a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.”
While our “leaders” tell us no, because we can, should and MUST make progress on so many aspects of our culture and society and species, let’s say YES!
- Building community: an economic approach (energybulletin.net)
- The Economics of Happiness as a Response to Environmental Crisis (video) (treehugger.com)