Civilizing the Economy A New Economics of Provision

Civilizing the Economy, P2P Foundation Book of the Year

Posted Jan 3, 2011 by Marvin Brown in Uncategorized, No Comments

The P2P Foundation has selected Civilizing the Economy as “Book of the Year.” http://blog.p2pfoundation.net/the-ten-best-p2p-books-of-2010/2011/01/04Michel Bauwens, the founder of P2P Foundation writes: “Marvin Brown’s book is simply the most important book I have read this year, for its reconceptualisation of how to view the economy, no longer as an economics of property where labour, land and money are seen as commodities themselves, but as an economics of provisioning where those three inputs are seen as subjects (labour and nature), and as ‘commons’. It’s weak on how to get there, but it’s important to know that’s where we need to get.”

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Marvin T. Brown, Ph.D teaches business and organizational ethics at the University of San Francisco and Saybrook University in San Francisco.

This book is the culmination of 30 years of teaching and writing on business and society from a communicative perspective. Visit workingethics.com for more information.

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