Civilizing the Economy A New Economics of Provision

Greece, Africa, and the Lack of Imagination

Posted Jul 1, 2015 by Marvin Brown in Uncategorized, 1 Comment

Let’s start with this:  If you cannot understand Africa today without understanding Europe, then you cannot understand Europe without understanding Africa.  Such a principle might unlock our imagination to think about the immigrant “problem” as part of the solution for Greece, and for Europe.  This would recast the center of the conversation from Brussels or Berlin, to the Mediterranean Sea.  Europe and Africa, in other words, are best understood not as two continents, but rather as two coasts on the Mediterranean Sea.  Europe’s future, I would guess, depends much more on its relations with Africa than its relations with itself, which I suspect has always been the case.

One Response to “Greece, Africa, and the Lack of Imagination”

  1. Mark says:

    July 1, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Sounds good -- say more!

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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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