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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.

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
August 26, 2013

A Multitude of Wonderful Things We Share But Rarely Consider

A treasury of Jonathan Rowe's insights
July 31, 2013

An Oregon Trail to End Student Debt

Innovative bill brings equity into student loans and gets banks out
June 17, 2013

The Next New Economy

Jessica Conrad explores the rise of a global phe­nom­e­non in the Twin Cities
May 23, 2013

Potential Partners We Don't Recognize

Why local government, co-ops, community organizations, and unions are commoners
April 17, 2013

Good News for the Common Good

4 recent victories strengthen the commons
April 9, 2013

Yours, Mine & Ours

Today's rigid attitudes about property rights break with tradition