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Economy and Markets

Conventional economic theory fails to account for the pivotal role of the commons in generating and distributing wealth. It is important to understand the limits of individual property rights and pay attention the wide benefits coming from the commons sector of the economy.

July 27, 2011

Ciao, Water Privatizers

Italian commons activists' big plans to follow up on their smashing election victory
July 26, 2011

None Dare Call It Privatization

Tom Tresser reports from a high-powered conference spelling out a new strategy for raiding the commons
July 25, 2011

The Good Life, Italian Style

Emilia-Romagna, a hotbed of cooperatives, boasts one of the highest standards of living in Europe
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 7, 2011

Why is the Most Wasteful Government Agency Not Part of the Deficit Discussion?

Republicans ignore incompetence, bloat and corruption at the Pentagon
July 7, 2011

One Man Vs. the Common Good

More than anyone, Grover Norquist instigated today's budget crisis
June 29, 2011

Patriotic Millionaires Ask for Tax Hikes

A new video highlights campaign for fair taxes
June 10, 2011

Three Tenets of the Commons

A new video with Jay Walljasper, author of All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons
May 25, 2011

Privatizing the Police

A comedy video from the BBC with a bite of reality
May 18, 2011

And The Winner Is....The Public Sector

In health, education and defense, government programs are more efficient than privatized ones