Garth L. Mangum

Garth L. Mangum, a member of DIALOGUE'S Board of Editors, was formerly executive secretary of the National Commission of Technology, Automation, and Economic Progress, and is currently Research Professor of Economics and Director, Manpower Policy Evaluation Project, at George Washington University

Free Agency and Freedom — Some Misconceptions

Articles/Essays – Volume 01, No. 4

Free agency is a fundamental theological principle of the Mormon religion. Freedom is a basic goal of the American political system. But they are not the same thing, and Mormons damage both principles through a…

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Technological Change and Erosion of the Patriarchal Family

Articles/Essays – Volume 02, No. 3

Technological change is adequately recognized as a pervading influence in American and, to a lesser degree, Western European life. Technological progress is measured by the ability of technology to increase the output of a unit…

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The Church and Collective Bargaining in American Society

Articles/Essays – Volume 03, No. 2

The attempt to repeal Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act was overshadowed nationally by other issues of the 1965 legislative session, but many Latter-day Saints were intensely interested. The reason was the unusual action of…

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Mormons in the Secular City: An Introduction

Articles/Essays – Volume 03, No. 3

Mormons, whether they know it or not, whether they like it or not, have entered the Secular City. This term, coined by Harvey Cox, expresses (in “secular”) a “this worldness”—meaning that the work of the world must be done by man himself, and (in “city”) all historical and Utopian dreams for the model community. Dialogue magazine stands at that intersection between the religious and the secular worlds.

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A Progress Report on Dialogue

Articles/Essays – Volume 05, No. 3

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