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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.”

September 16, 2015

It's Time to Take Back the Law

8 legal principles that give the Earth and future generations a chance
August 24, 2015

How the Right Wing Won the Language Wars

Why liberal, welfare and entitlements are dirty words.

(By Ask the Climate Question under a Creative Commons license

August 14, 2015

Real Questions for Presidential Candidates

Here's what really needs to be debated in the coming election

(By Herald Post under a Creative Commons license)

August 7, 2015

The New Ecofeminism

Fulfilling our sacred responsibilities to future generations

(By Robert Huffstutter under a Creative Commons license)  

August 5, 2015

Does Capitalism Need Fine-Tuning or an Overhaul?

Today we have one set of rules for the super rich, and another for everyone else.

(Photo by Martin Schulz under a Creative Commons license

July 24, 2015

Commons is Heart of Pope’s Economic Teachings

That should be little surprise in a document drafted by an African cardinal and issued by a South American pope

Pope Francis speaking at the European Parliament last year. (Photo by the European Parliament under a Creative Commons license.) 

July 21, 2015

Pope Francis's Green Message Provokes Strong Reactions

Major media call it "apocalyptic" and "profoundly pessimistic." While many people find it filled with hope.

(Photo by Bruce Fingerhood under a Creative Commons license.) 

July 20, 2015

A Moveable Commons

The train is not only an easy, economical way to get places. It's also a convivial, pleasurable experience.

(Photo by Chris Yakimov under a Creative Commons license.) 

July 20, 2015

Noam Chomsky on the Commons

Looking at the dire threats and promising proposals to save what belongs to all of us.

(Photo by Desbyrne under a Creative Commons license.)

July 20, 2015

The Rest of the Story About Greece

EU’s economic demands seek to derail small business and local communities, paving the way for multinational corporate giants