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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.

June 17, 2013

Learning to "Commonify" Your Mind

Breaking free of the belief that the market rules everything in our lives
May 22, 2013

From Berlin With Hope

International Economics & the Commons Conference breaks new ground in how we thrive together
May 4, 2013

Why Should We Care About the Commons Now?

Yes, it’s history. And also our best hope for the future
April 14, 2013

Commons Has Expanded, Not Shrunk, Over Past 200 Years

Public water systems, public education, public libraries and public roads are modern innovations
April 9, 2013

Yours, Mine & Ours

Today's rigid attitudes about property rights break with tradition
March 23, 2013

Our Common Wealth: Jonathan Rowe's Collected Writings on the Commons

An author/activist showed us the hidden economy that makes everything else work
March 23, 2013

Our Hidden Wealth

How the commons makes everything else work
February 15, 2013

A Backstage Look at Love Poems

OTC and the Joyface Collective send Valentines
February 9, 2013

The OTC Dictionary of the Commons

From Acequia to Wiki, words to share
February 9, 2013

A Sampling of Commons Action All Over

Citizen journalism in Grand Rapids to an economics summit in Berlin to fighting climate change everywhere