Robert Owen

Muir, Andrew
December 2010
Management Services;Winter2010, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p27
Academic Journal
The speech by Bill Butler about the "Bank on Owen" campaign, delivered at the Scottish Parliament, is presented. He stressed that the campaign aims to call on banks to commemorate Robert Owen on a Scottish banknote and recognize the United Nations year of cooperatives in 2012. He recalls the achievements of Owen, a factory manager in Manchester, England who became known for reforms like free education, health and child care and advocacies for the workforce. He asserts that banks in Scotland owe debt to the public.


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