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Wayne Baker
Dr. Wayne Baker is Chair of the Management & Organizations area at the University of Michigan Ross School Of Business and Robert P. Thome Professor of Business Administration. Dr. Baker’s latest book is United America: The surprising truth about American values, American identity and the 10 beliefs that a large majority of Americans hold dear (2014). Recently, he spoke at the Third Metric Research Council in New York City. He blogs five days a week at, an online experiment in civil dialogue.

Entries by Wayne Baker

Why New Anti-Gay Legal Campaigns Will Fail: They Collide with True American Religious Freedom

(5) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 4:05 PM

All money is green.

Except, it seems, if you're gay or lesbian and live in a state considering a bill that would allow private business owners to refuse service if it offends their religious beliefs. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer killed the bill that would have given this option to Arizonan...

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Look at America. What Do You see?

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 3:43 PM

Using Images of America to Start a Civil Discussion of Values

How do we have a civil discussion of American values? When men and women gather to talk about American values, how do we find our common ground, quickly and reliably? We look for it--literally. In workshops I've conducted in...

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The Uniting Principles Glenn Beck Should Have Talked About

(4) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 4:00 PM

Incivility can be fun. It was for Glenn Beck, he recently admitted in a Fox News interview. Looking back on his career at Fox, he apologized for the divisiveness he promoted, wishing that he "could have talked about the uniting principles a little more." Rather than a conservative warrior in...

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