Civilizing the Economy A New Economics of Provision

Can labor unions help civilize the economy?

Posted Apr 9, 2011 by Marvin Brown in Uncategorized, No Comments

Responses to the corporate funded attacks on labor unions in Wisconsin and elsewhere have created new possibilities for turning our nation toward justice and sustainability.  Will we be able to realize these possibilities?  In other words, can our labor unions help civilize the economy?  I think it depends on how they frame collective bargaining.

When is money the answer?

Posted Apr 1, 2011 by Marvin Brown in Uncategorized, No Comments

Scenes of hunger, TV game shows, Lotteries, Breadlines, Shopping, or Donations: where do we learn about money?   Many of us desire it, work for it, wish we had more of it, and yet we also know that it is not the answer to many questions.  When is money the answer?  Check out the following five questions

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 for more information.

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