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Politics and Government

Just as government is needed to help markets function efficiently and fairly, government is also necessary to facilitate a thriving commons – through regulatory oversight, access mandates, taxes and due process. Yet a key point of the commons movement is that government is not the sole means for fulfilling the aspirations of “we the people.”

October 30, 2012

A Stormy Reminder of Why We Need Government

A job well done, from the local 911 switchboard to the White House
October 29, 2012

The Commons as a Transformative Vision

Essay from a new book explains the world beyond market & state
October 17, 2012

What Will Happen to Equal Protection Under the Law?

The Supreme Court decides major issues like voting rights and marriage equality
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 28, 2012

Who Says Student Protests Are a Thing of the Past?

Youth take to the streets in Chile and Puerto Rico, while student inspired demonstrations topple Quebec's ruling party
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
September 19, 2012

Monsanto Goes All Out to Keep GMOs a Secret Ingredient in Our Food

Polls show California voters favor labeling GMOs, but agribusiness dumps millions to defeat labeling in November election
September 19, 2012

Monsanto Goes All Out to Keep GMOs a Secret Ingredient in Our Food

Polls show California voters favor labeling GMOs, but agribusiness dumps millions to defeat labeling in November election