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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.

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
November 25, 2013

Building the Good Society

Notes toward a political platform for the commons
November 9, 2013

Stop the Presses!

University of Chicago economist discovers that government regulation works!
October 30, 2013

Goldman Sachs Embraces Small Businesses in PR, But Not in its Portfolio

Community banks lend 1000 percent more to Main Street
October 17, 2013

The Forgotten Idea That Shaped Great U.S. Cities

How the Single Tax movement boosted equity & prosperity during the Progressive Era