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Media and Internet

The Internet offers an unparalleled opportunity for generating and expanding the commons in many ways. The mass media, often relying on free use of the airwaves, is a powerful public resource that too often represents the views of a narrow strata of society. Thinking of communications itself as a commons opens up broad new possibilities for sharing of information and insight.

January 8, 2014

The Slow Unnatural Death of Our Personal Space

Deregulation brings us cramped airplane seats and increased TV ads
July 20, 2013

How to Create Wealth: Monetary, Spiritual or Psychic

Jonathan Rowe's brilliant meditation on the shared, non-commercialized realms of life
June 6, 2013

Why I No Longer Give Away My Music

How the digital music biz makes it difficult for musicians to offer free downloads
May 22, 2013

From Berlin With Hope

International Economics & the Commons Conference breaks new ground in how we thrive together
April 17, 2013

Good News for the Common Good

4 recent victories strengthen the commons
February 6, 2013

The End of the Post Office as a Public Institution?

The Post Office will close half its processing centers this year and end Saturday delivery
January 24, 2013

The Tragic Death of a Commons Hero

Aaron Swartz (1986-2013)
December 1, 2012

What Can Artists Do to Create Social Change?

Filmmaker Rick Prelinger on the limits of short-term action
June 25, 2012

From Middle East to Wall Street, Justice Depends on Public Spaces

What happens when people have no place to gather as citizens?