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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.

February 18, 2008

Vandana Shiva

November 19, 2007

Jamendo, a Global Commons for Music

Pioneering a new business model that boosts the commons in a for profit company.
November 16, 2007

Post-Autistic Economics

A new economics journal brings the dismal (and often wrong science) into the real world.
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.
October 20, 2007

Want to Buy the Golden Gate Bridge?

Corporate sponsorship creeps into one of America's most beloved landmarks.
October 18, 2007

The Harsh Economics of “Green Collar Jobs”

– or Tom Friedman strikes out, again.
October 14, 2007

Climate Change and People's Capitalism

Here's a big idea: tip the tools of Wall Street to save the environment and boost the prospects of working people.
October 9, 2007

How Credit Cards Cut the Invisible Thread

Credit cards and the decline of community in modern life.
October 4, 2007

On Being Black and Green

Thoughts on money, power, race and green citizenship.
October 2, 2007

Marcellus Andrews