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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.”

November 19, 2011

From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Your Street

It's time for Occupy actions to branch out into the neighborhoods
November 19, 2011

The Occupy Movement is Too Big to Be Shut Down

"The start of a new era in America", according to Jeffrey Sachs
November 16, 2011

Reclaiming and Redefining America's Hopes

The commons worldview can helps us accomplish great things together--really
November 8, 2011

Occupy the Commons

How the values of collaboration and sharing fuel the impact of Occupy protests
November 2, 2011

Elinor Ostrom Outlines Best Strategies for Managing the Commons

Nobel Prize winner headlines the Minneapolis Festival of the Commons, co-sponsored by On the Commons
October 27, 2011

Why are Bicyclists Being Targeted by Congress?

Minneapolis' rise as America's top bike city owes a lot to federal programs
October 21, 2011

The Tea Party vs. Occupy Wall Street

Finally, a truly populist uprising
October 18, 2011

We Power

From people's quiet yearnings, come new possibilities for a shift from me to we
October 6, 2011

It's Labor vs. Capital, Stupid

Now that we're in the streets, what are we asking for?
October 6, 2011

The War Comes Home to Wall Street After 10 Years

People are demonstrating-- figuratively and literally-- that change is in the air