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Agenda for a New Economy, 2nd Edition by David C. Korten

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CHAPTER 8THE END OF EMPIRE

I think a pivotal point in our [human] story is the period of European expansion and colonization, which touched every single person on the planet and brought about the changes that we’re struggling with today. All our social movements since that time have been a response — the anti-colonialism movement, the struggle against slavery, the labor movement, women’s movement, the ecological movement.

CARL ANTHONY, Yes! Magazine

Look still further upstream beyond Wall Street — even beyond the money-is-wealth illusion — and we find the yet bigger picture — a five-thousand-year history of rule and expropriation by rulers intent on securing their privilege and pampering their egos by any means. Call it the era of Empire.1

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