Civilizing the Economy A New Economics of Provision

From Here to There

Posted Jun 26, 2011 by Marvin Brown in Uncategorized, No Comments

How do we get from here to there—from where we are to where we want to be?  One can imagine a civic economy where economic trends are moving toward making provisions for everyone and ensuring that future generations have the capacities to meet their needs.  But how do we get there?

Glasgow: A Merchant’s City, The Labor of Slaves

Posted Jun 21, 2011 by Marvin Brown in Uncategorized, 1 Comment

The last city on my recent trip to Ireland and Scotland was Glasgow; a city whose early wealth depended on the labor of African slaves in the British colonies. If there were one city in Europe that should be obligated to pay reparations for African slavery, it would be Glasgow.

Restoring The American Dream: Give me a break.

Posted Jun 12, 2011 by Marvin Brown in Uncategorized, No Comments has begun a campaign to restore the American Dream as a way of moving citizens to become engaged in progressive politics.  In spite of their good intentions, I think this campaign creates more problems than it solves.

Public Banks

Posted Jun 1, 2011 by Marvin Brown in Uncategorized, No Comments
Report by Kelly McCartney: Public Banking Can Democratize the Economy

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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