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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.

October 2, 2011

Elinor Ostrom's 8 Principles for Managing A Commmons

OTC co-sponsers a Commons Festival featuring the Nobel Prize winner Oct. 7-8 in Minneapolis
August 22, 2011

How to Start a Revolution in Our Time

Tips on creating an effective protest camp
August 3, 2011

Got Hope?

Where do we go from here after the budget deal disaster?
July 31, 2011

Budget Debate is Not About Taxes, It's About Outsourcing Public Services

Iraq War shows us the huge profits corporations reap when they take over the role of government
July 27, 2011

The Commons Offers Hope for Healing America's Racial & Class Divide

Whites are now 20 times wealthier than African-Americans on average
July 27, 2011

Ciao, Water Privatizers

Italian commons activists' big plans to follow up on their smashing election victory
July 27, 2011

Do I Need Livestock to Be Part of This Movement?

Concerns about the phrase "commons"
July 26, 2011

The Commons, Short and Sweet

David Bollier on the ABCs of our common wealth
July 18, 2011

How to Boost the Economy for the Rest of Us

North Dakota's economic success shows what public banks can accomplish
July 13, 2011

Hip Hop's ReMix Master