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David Bollier

Stories by David Bollier
The Kids Are Alright

The Kids Are Alright

May 19, 2010
Four NYU students disgusted with Facebook launch an open-source, privacy-protecting alternative.
A $67 Billion Victory for Commoners

A $67 Billion Victory for Commoners

May 15, 2010
New student loan rules bypass fat-and-lazy banks.
Who Owns the River?

Who Owns the River?

May 15, 2010
Colorado landowners object to rafters floating through their private property.
Bolivia Stands Up for Common Wealth

Bolivia Stands Up for Common Wealth

May 13, 2010
Evo Morales's bold bet against privatization pays off.
The Enclosure of the Gulf of Mexico

The Enclosure of the Gulf of Mexico

May 13, 2010
Poisonous muck for miles: the perfect metaphor for our corrupted system.
Big Pharma's Enclosure of Academic Medicine

Big Pharma's Enclosure of Academic Medicine

May 12, 2010
Marcia Angell documents how drug companies have corrupted the integrity of drug research, medical education and clinical practice.
The Politics of Open Source

The Politics of Open Source

May 10, 2010
Conference explores how open source principles are changing politics, government and online life.
The Commons Heard 'Round the World

The Commons Heard 'Round the World

May 6, 2010
International conferences, manifestos and World Commons Day on October 15.
Academia as a Commons

Academia as a Commons

May 3, 2010
How open technologies can help higher education expand collaboration, innovation and public access to knowledge.
They Still Enclose Commons, Don’t They?

They Still Enclose Commons, Don’t They?

April 30, 2010
A mining company literally encloses a village commons in Camberwell, Australia.
Privately Owned Algorithms

Privately Owned Algorithms

April 27, 2010
A new online film explains how the patent system is out of control.
High-Flying Free Riders

High-Flying Free Riders

April 15, 2010
The growing fleet of posh private jets? We subsidize them.