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Drinks in Common: Civilizing the Economy
Date Thursday September 09
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Rancho Parnassus
132 6th Street
San Francisco 94105
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorDavid Giesen
Thursday September 9 7 pm SF Civilizing the economy with Drinks in Common

USF Professor Marvin Brown challenges San Francisco to think long and hard about the economic behavior that can retrieve the culture from despair, economic divide, and political meltdown. In his 2010 manifesto and expostulation of terms, Civilizing the Economy, Brown advocates supplanting the language of property with the term provision.

Join Drinks in Common, San Francisco's longest-running 6th Street open forum for big-picture politico-economic-environmental paradigm change, as is hosts Prof. Brown on Thursday evening, September 9, 7-9 pm at Rancho Parnassus, 132 6th Street in San Francisco's SoMa District.

The program is free; remarks begin at 7, followed by Q & A, then open discussion.

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FROM "Civilizing the":

"When a handful of people thrive while whole industries implode and millions suffer, it is clear that something is wrong with our economy.

In Civilizing the Economy, Marvin Brown traces the origin of this mistake to early capitalism aptly illustrated by Adam Smith's denial of the central role of slavery in wealth creation. In place of the Smithian property-based economics, Brown proposes a new framework for the global economy that reframes its purpose as the making of provisions instead of the accumulation of property. This bold new vision establishes the civic sphere as the platform for organizing an inclusive economy and a way to move toward a more just and sustainable world."
Added to the calendar on Thursday Sep 2nd, 2010 5:43 PM

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