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?

Is the Biosphere Priceless?

Posted Apr 19, 2010 by Darilyn Kotzenberg in Uncategorized, 28 Comments

The German nineteenth century philosopher, Immanuel Kant, wrote that there are two kinds of things: things that have a price and those that have a dignity.  For Kant, only human beings have a dignity because they alone have autonomy.  I would like to suggest that we should add to Kant’s list of those things that have a dignity the biosphere in which we live, or to say it in other words, the biosphere is priceless.

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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