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David Bollier

Stories by David Bollier

Why Software = Politics

September 13, 2010
Enclosures of the software commons and the Internet invite abuses of power.

Professional Sports: Taxpayer Parasites

September 8, 2010
Sports leagues bilk the public for glitzy new stadiums – and the bills just keep on coming.

Postal Hucksters

September 2, 2010
How marketing overlords ruined the charm of my local post office.

"The Great Transition"

August 31, 2010
A visionary, intelligent report envisions how to reverse Karl Polanyi's "Great Transformation."

"The Great Transition"

August 31, 2010
A visionary, intelligent report envisions how to reverse Karl Polanyi's "Great Transformation."

The Privatization of Yoga

August 25, 2010
Will India succeed in keeping yoga in the public domain?

The Founders as Mashup Mavens

August 23, 2010
In Common As Air, Lewis Hyde reveals how knowledge and culture are a shared legacy.

The Power of Open Data

August 17, 2010
How large-scale sharing and collaboration are helping to solve medical mysteries.

Squandering Our Genetic Heritage

August 16, 2010
Russian court jeopardizes historic seed bank -- and our ability to adapt to climate change.

Beyond State Capitalism

July 30, 2010
The Commons Economy in our Lifetimes

Wikileaks, the War and Accountability

July 28, 2010
Leaked documents from the Afghanistan war confirm some hard, dismal truths.

The Polar Information Commons

July 26, 2010
Scientists seek long-term stewardship of polar data and information.