Civilizing the Economy A New Economics of Provision

10 things we have in common

Posted Jul 23, 2011 by Marvin Brown in Uncategorized, No Comments

For some time now, I have been asking my students to write a list of 10 things we have in common.  Try it and see what you write.  As you can imagine, there is a lot of diversity; from we all strive to improve ourselves to we all want love.   Here is my list, or current list:

  1. An undisclosed beginning
  2. A living planet
  3. Relationships
  4. The need for provisions and protection
  5. The capacity for human flourishing
  6. Human frailty and dignity
  7. Worlds in which we live
  8. Arts and Science traditions
  9. A legacy of skills in designing and making
  10.  All that we share


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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 for more information.

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