Philip Alfred Mickelson was born to be one of the best golfers in the world. He started playing golf about the time he could walk without holding on for support, he ran away from home at age 3 1/2, telling neighbors he was going to the golf course, and he went on to win a PGA Tour event as a junior in college. Most fans are aware of Mickelson's accomplishments and failures on the golf course, but in order to truly understand Phil Mickelson, you must first understand where he came from.
David Korten argues that global corporate consolidation of power is but one manifestation of what he calls "Empire", the organization of society by hierarchies of dominance that have held sway for the past 5,000 years. Empire has always resulted in misery for the many and fortune for the few. Now it threatens the very future of humanity. The Great Turning traces the ancient roots of Empire and charts its long evolution from monarchies to the transnational institutions of the global economy.
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 audiobook, 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.
In his stunning new book, Marriage and Civilization,author William Tucker looks at the evidence from biology, evolution, anthropology, history, and culture to come to a remarkable conclusion: it was the monogamous pairing of male and female - unusual among mammals - that led to human evolution.
"Entertaining history lesson"
Today's economic crisis is the worst since the Great Depression. However, as David Korten shows, the steps being taken to address it do nothing to deal with the reality of a failed economic system. It's like treating cancer with a bandage. Korten identifies the deeper sources of the failure: Wall Street institutions that have perfected the art of creating "wealth" without producing anything of real value: phantom wealth.
Why has Dr. Ben Carson emerged as a frontrunner for the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination? Find out the answer to that question and many more when you listen to this book. Why is Ben Carson likely to win the White House in a landslide?Why is Ben Carson the one candidate who will heal and unite America? What qualifications does Ben Carson have to serve as president of the United States?
"What a dream it would be..."
The Occupy Wall Street movement named the core issue of our time: the overwhelming power of Wall Street and large corporations—something the political establishment and most media have long ignored. But the movement goes far beyond this critique. In this volume, the editors of YES! magazine bring together voices from inside and outside the protests to convey the issues, possibilities, and personalities associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement.
In this 20th-anniversary edition, Korten shares insights from his personal experience as a participant in the growing movement for a new economy. A new introduction documents the further concentration of wealth and corporate power since 1995 and explores why our institutions resolutely resist even modest reform. A new conclusion chapter outlines high-leverage opportunities for breakthrough change.
"amazing prophetic work..."
When Corporations Rule the World explains how economic globalization has concentrated the power to govern in global corporations and financial markets and detached them from accountability to the human interest. It documents the devastating human and environmental consequences of the successful efforts of these corporations to reconstruct values and institutions everywhere on the planet to serve their own narrow ends.
Der kommende Tag würde ein Tag des Wartens werden, ein Tag der Vorfreude auf das Finale in der Nacht. Tränen rannen über seine Wangen, während das Gesicht nur Härte zeigte. "Ich werde mir Zeit lassen", flüsterte er, während er Milch und Zucker in seinen Kaffee rührte. "Ich werde mir Zeit lassen, wenn ich dich töte." Eine brutale Mordserie gibt der Polizei Rätsel auf. Die Opfer sind junge Frauen - attraktive blonde Engel mit blau lackierten Fingernägeln.