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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.

March 9, 2013

Reviving the Idea That Urban Land is Common Wealth

In the early 20th Century, Progressives saw urban land as common property
January 21, 2013

In Defense of Taxes

Even if they cut into charitable giving
January 8, 2013

Greeks Stand Up to Protect Their Water From Privatization

As foreign investors eye their public utilities, water workers scramble to create cooperatives
December 2, 2012

Be a Local (Economy) Hero This Holiday Season

The old phrase “use or lose it” applies especially to neighborhood businesses
November 14, 2012

Icelanders Vote to Include Commons in Their Constitution

81 percent want resources not privately owned to be declared national property
October 22, 2012

A 500-Year Revolution of the Rich Against the Poor

The loss of the Medieval commons still affects the world today
October 15, 2012

What's the Source of Rage in the Republican Party?

Democrats' victory can help the commons-- but the real work now starts at the gressroots
September 22, 2012

The Hidden Issue in This Year's Campaign

Government vs. Free Market misses the point. Government creates markets.
September 21, 2012

Where Do We Go From Here?

A leading figure in the environmental movement offers a manifesto for America the Possible
August 28, 2012

Corporate Crime Does Pay

Major businesses repeatedly break the same laws over again to boost profits