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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.

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
March 23, 2013

Our Hidden Wealth

How the commons makes everything else work
March 19, 2013

To Fix Our Economy, Consult a Book from 1944

Hungarian economist Karl Polanyi anticipated our economic mess
March 10, 2013

Land Grabs Spread Throughout Developing World

Hunger and Human Rights abuses threaten fragile rural communities
March 9, 2013

A Brief History of How We Lost the Commons

And what we must do to get it back