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Civilizing the economy : a new economics of provision

Author: Marvin T Brown
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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When a handful of people thrive while whole industries implode and millions suffer, it is clear that something is wrong with our economy. This book presents a bold new way of thinking about the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin T Brown
ISBN: 9780521767323 0521767326 9780521152464 0521152461
OCLC Number: 916499026
Target Audience: Pregrado
Description: xiii, 268 p. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: List of figures; List of tables; Preface; 1. Introduction: creating a just and sustainable economy; Part I. Creating a New Economic Framework: 2. Adam Smith's silence and an economics of property; 3. Reclaiming the notions of provision and family; 4. Making provisions in a dangerous world; Part II. The Civic Option: 5. From property relations to civic relations; 6. Society, civil society and the market; 7. Restoring reciprocity; 8. Civic norms and market competition; Part III. A Civic View of Labor, Land, and Money: 9. Labor: employment as engagement; 10. Land: ownership as a concession; 11. Money: commodity or credit; Part IV. Civilizing Economic Systems: 12. A world of systems; 13. Imagining stakeholder economy; 14. The ethics of economic systems; 15. Changing systems of provision; Part V. A Civic Agenda: 16. The civic obligations of corporations: 17. Creating circumstances for civic conversations; Appendix: free enterprise and the economics of slavery; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Marvin T. Brown.


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