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Community Life

Locally-based commons build the “social wealth” of our communities. It is therefore important to create and maintain an independent business sector, inviting public spaces, local agricultural initiatives, and other vital community systems.

March 14, 2005

Federated May, Starbucks Will

Business is part of the social fabric of a community, and the trend toward chain ownership threatens that.
February 25, 2005

Quell the Cell, Hush the Bus

Cell phone jammers, even though illegal, could restore civility to modern life.
December 23, 2004

Care and the Commons

Perhaps the most important commons of all are people who devote their time to taking care of others. But in the market economy, that is grossly undervalued.
December 7, 2004

Paths into Our Lives

The emerging commons movement rises to challenge of market economy's Berlin Wall of enclosure.
November 29, 2004

In Praise of Slowness

A new yearning for a less hectic, high speed life inspires a different vision for the future.
November 18, 2004

Buy Local Goes National

Act locally becomes more than just a slogan.
November 10, 2004

Is Happiness a Commons?

What is pure happiness? The Asian notion of Bhutan experiments with economic policies that make widespread happiness a national goal.
August 31, 2004

Judy Wicks

August 27, 2004

William McKibben

August 26, 2004

Jonathan Rowe