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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.

February 21, 2008

Lewis Hyde

February 21, 2008

Howard Rheingold

February 21, 2008

Paul B. Hartzog

February 18, 2008

Eben Moglen

February 18, 2008

Vandana Shiva

February 18, 2008

Gigi Sohn

February 18, 2008

Jimmy Wales

October 25, 2007

People's Capitalism and Venture Capitalism

Capitalism to the People, Right On. How we might harness the commons to invent a new form of venture capital belonging to the people.
August 12, 2007

The Untapped Power Of Social Sanction

The overlooked power of social opinion. In many cases, custom and public opinion work better than regulations in affecting people's behavior.
June 4, 2007

The Cowboy Commons

The Wild West revisited: frontier cattlemen depended on cooperation to stay in business.