Civilizing the Economy A New Economics of Provision

Four Dimensions of Corporations

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

The conversation about the role of corporations in electoral politics (the Vermont proposal for a Constitutional Amendment that denies the status of “person” to corporations is a recent example) has largely focused on what corporations are not (not persons and not citizens) as a way of getting then out of electoral politics.  One can also talk about where they belong by looking at what they are.  In Civilizing the Economy, I list four key aspects of corporations.

Citizens United – You must be kidding

Posted Oct 9, 2010 by Marvin Brown in Uncategorized, 10 Comments

It is hard to escape the irony that the Supreme Count’s decision on the Citizens United case has only united citizens against their decision. Whether corporations should be treated as persons, however, is not the real question. The question is whether they should be treated as citizens.

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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