David Korten | March 2009 issue
Before Brack Obama was elected to the U.S. Presidency, contributing writer David C. Korten drafted an economic address he wishes Obama will deliver during his administration.
Korten’s speech focused on hope for:
- food an energy independence
- rebuilding local food systems and focusing more on family farms
- support for local entrepreneurs
- rebuilding infrastructure around a model of walkable and bike-friendly communities
- a willingness to create ownership of our society and local communities
Ode would like to invite you to write your own address for Obama to deliver during the course of his presidency.
Instructions: Please post your address of no more than 800 words below in the comments section for all to read by March 31, 2009. Your address does not have to be limited to only one issue or subject (like the economy). It could focus on a variety of issues that are important to you, our country and the world. The winning entry will be rewarded with a copy of David Korten’s new book Agenda for a New Economy.
We look forward to reading all of your ideas!