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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.

April 11, 2014

How to Revive Low-Income Neighborhoods

Tap the power of local commons-based institutions like hospitals and colleges
March 18, 2014

Sharing Revolution

Download our guide to the essential economics of the commons
January 28, 2014

Can Cities Lead the Way in Reversing Inequality?

Living wage laws, foreclosure reforms and public banks show promise
January 17, 2014

Republican Principles Depend on What's Best for the Rich

A stark look at class warfare in Congress
January 9, 2014

Its Been a Very Bad Month For the Private Sector

Mounting evidence that privatizing public services costs us more money
January 6, 2014

Five Lessons About the Commons

...which filmmaker Barbara Allen draws from the work of Vincent and Elinor Ostrom for her new film about them
December 26, 2013

A Global Exploration of Economic Possibilities

Highlights from the Berlin conference that attracted 200 commoners from 30 countries
December 16, 2013

Actual World, Possible Future

Barbara Allen's film about the lives and work of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom
December 16, 2013

Ostrom’s Nobel Prize a Milestone for the Commons Movement

Her honor debunked the belief that cooperation and collaboration lead to tragedy
December 7, 2013

Airline Deregulation: Triumph of Ideology Over Evidence

A look at the facts reveal the public has suffered from government's hands-off stance toward airlines