Can “interlinked self-reliant regional economies” replace globalization?
As part of the New Economy 2.0 series
By David Korten
My favorite definition of life comes from evolutionary biologist Lynn Margulis: “Life is matter with the capacity to choose.”
The intricate self-organizing structure of Earth’s biosphere is the product of life’s extraordinary 3.5 billion year evolutionary quest to explore and expand the possibilities of its capacity to choose. The result is a complex and highly sophisticated fractal structure of nested, self-reliant, progressively smaller-scale ecosystems, each exquisitely adapted to its particular place on Earth to optimize the capture of energy to sustain matter in a living choice-making state.