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Commons Strategies

A wide number of new strategies exist for assuring that the commons, in its many forms, is protected and enhanced over time. Some involve government and law, others depend on informal governance and social sanctions, while still others work with market mechanisms and other hybrid models.

December 23, 2010

Another World is Not Just Possible -- It's All Around Us

For the New Year, Adventures in the Territories of Hope
December 17, 2010

Obama Undercuts the "Social" in Social Security

Democrats retreat from FDR's vision of the commons
All That We Share book cover
December 6, 2010

All That We Share - A Field Guide to the Commons

How to Save the Economy, the Environment, the Internet, Democracy, Our Communities, and Everything Else That Belongs to All of Us
November 27, 2010

The Great Lakes Are Declared a Commons

A diverse group of activists from both sides of the border declares the lakes a common endowment
November 22, 2010

The Art and Practice of Common Ground

The Institute of the Commons gets people talking across lines
November 19, 2010

Building a Community with Open Source Technology and a Bit of Elbow Grease

A Missouri group pioneers DIY construction and farm machinery
November 8, 2010

Julie Ristau

October 24, 2010

Enlarging Our Sense of "the Economy"

It's time to stop markets from abusing the commons for hidden subsidies and free dumping
October 21, 2010

The Great American Apparel Diet

A peer support group for people who mindlessly buy too many clothes.
October 9, 2010

Imagining a New Politics of the Commons

David Bollier on a fresh way of thinking about life beyond the market