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Shaping a New Narrative for a New Economy

Shaping a New Narrative for a New Economy

Live Call Event with David Korten and Otto Scharmer

On December 8, 2014, faculty and students from the Communication and the Political Science departments at the University of Washington joined CCCE to participate in a global conference call with David Korten and Otto Scharmer. Political activist Korten is the author of Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth (2015). Scharmer is an economist and author of Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-System to Eco-System Economies (2013). With these books, the two visionary thinkers challenge the foundational assumptions of established economic thought and call for a dramatic restructuring of our economic narrative and institutions. The conference call participants discussed the following questions during the two-hour interaction: What role does narrative play in shaping economic life? How must the current narrative change if we are to have a viable human future and an economy that works for all, including Living Earth our home and source of nurture? What will it take to discover and establish a new narrative in the public mind?

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