1. Joanna Macy, “The Shift to a Life-Sustaining Civilization,” para. 3 on the Web page “The Great Turning,” n.d.,

Prologue: In Search of the Possible

1. Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, De hominis dignitate, as translated by the revered Anglican theologian Richard Hooker (1554–1600).

2. Further details of my life journey can be found in the prologues to When Corporations Rule the World and The Post-Corporate World: Life after Capitalism and on my Web site (

3. Deirdre Strachan and David C. Korten, “The Overcrowded Clinic,” in Frances F. Korten and David C. Korten, Casebook for Family Planning Management (Boston: Pathfinder Fund, 1977), 49–62.

4. The ...

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