Why Local Economies are Important 


Here is an interview David Korten of the New Economy Working Group and Michelle Long, the Executive Director of BALLE - Business Alliance of Local Living Economies, did on KUOW 94.9 FM in Puget Sound.  David has lots of good answers to complex questions.



Radio Program: Agenda For A New Economy

Most economists agree that the country's financial health is returning to normal as we slowly recover from the great recession. Will things ever return to how they were, and should they?  Perhaps the current state of the economy is the new normal. What does it look like to you? After some of the biggest companies of Wall Street failed two years ago, many mainstream economists said the basic foundation of capitalism might have to be reshaped. Do we still have that opportunity? What should the new economy look like?




David Korten is co–founder and board chair of YES! Magazine, the founder and president of the People–Centered Development Forum and co–chair of the New Economy Working Group. He is the author of several books, including "When Corporations Rule the World," "The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community," and "Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth."

Michelle Long is the executive director of Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). She was co–founder and executive director of Sustainable Connections in Bellingham, Washington, one of BALLE's oldest and largest networks. 



Listen to the radio program by clicking here: MP3 HI/Lo