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Economic growth that depends upon depleting nature is not “progress,” but wanton destruction of a vital commons. Our mission is to draw attention to this theft of commonly owned wealth and promote ways to restore natural ecosystems through better commons management systems.

October 18, 2007

The Harsh Economics of “Green Collar Jobs”

– or Tom Friedman strikes out, again.
October 14, 2007

Climate Change and People's Capitalism

Here's a big idea: tip the tools of Wall Street to save the environment and boost the prospects of working people.
October 4, 2007

On Being Black and Green

Thoughts on money, power, race and green citizenship.
August 15, 2007

Forest With A Name: One Way To Restore A Forest Commons

A case study from the Philippines.
July 24, 2007

Valuing the Commons: Congestion Pricing's Hidden Payoff

A congestion pricing plan for New York's streets is a transformative step towards recognizing the commons.
July 23, 2007

No to Instant Death; Yes to Cancer and Poisoning!

Warnings about tainted products imported from China should raise concern warnings about safety of food produced in the U.S.
July 17, 2007

Throwing the Precautionary Principle to the Wind?

The facts on frog deformities raise questions about the pesticide atrazine – and about the EPA's lack of action about it.
June 11, 2007

Trusts as a Commons Solution: The Case of Fishery Trusts

The trust is to the commons what corporations are to the market: the best way to get things done.
April 25, 2007

Disappearing Honeybees: A Warning from the Commons?

Unexplained die-off in bee colonies is a sign of ecological imbalance.