Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Democracy Now! Interview of David Korten on the New Economy

Democracy Now! interviews David Korten about his new book "Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth".

In his new book, Korten argues that the nation faces a monumental economic challenge that goes far beyond anything being discussed in Congress. He writes that now is an opportune moment to move forward an agenda to replace the failed money-serving institutions of our present economy with the institutions of a new economy dedicated to serving life."

Read/Listen to the interview. It is about 14 minutes in.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch to be Studied

The garbage patch, located 1000 miles west of California, is now estimated to be almost twice the size of Texas. It consists of discarded fishing lines, plastic bottles, and other garbage that has been collecting for decades. Now a group of scientists are setting sail to study it.

Read the article to find out more about it.