Civilizing the Economy A New Economics of Provision

Ten Lessons from Egypt

Posted Feb 13, 2011 by Marvin Brown in Uncategorized, 1 Comment

  1. Human dignity is a political force
  2. Civic solidarity can unite religious differences
  3. The youth remind us of our deepest desires
  4. The people can win without corporate sponsors
  5. Join social networks to get around corporate controlled media
  6. Courage is contagious
  7. Fear is overrated
  8. Joining the movement is more important than following the leader
  9. Our turn is coming
  10. If the Egyptians can civilize politics, we can civilize economics

One Response to “Ten Lessons from Egypt”

  1. Natalia says:

    December 3, 2015 at 9:07 am

    China needs to slowly shift from being less of an epxrot-led economy to more of a consumer-driven economy.However, in the short-run, that'll cause inflation and unemployment.China hasn't had the massive "creative-destruction" process, in over 20 years, that's needed to fundamentally improve the economy, most likely, because the communist elites don't want massive political upheavel.There are many problems in China's economy. I stated before:China's GDP is an illusion. The private sector is small (consumption fell from 45% to 36% of GDP in the past decade). Basically, China is a giant assembly plant. What the Chinese do best is corruption, crony capitalism, misallocate resources, cause negative externalities, prevent creativity, create inefficiency, and epxrot much of its GDP.

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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.

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