"Think Like a Commoner," by David Bollier, a policy strategist and international activist, describes how the commons is arising as a serious, practical alternative to the corrupt Market/State.
"Braiding Sweetgrass," by Robin Wall Kimmerer, a botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, shows through a rich braid of reflections that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgement and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world.
"Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution," by Marjorie Kelly, a fellow with the Tellus Institute, explores how people across the world are experimenting with new forms of ownership, which Kelly calls generative: aimed at creating the conditions for all of life to thrive for many generations to come.
In his book The Public Domain, James Boyle introduces readers to the idea of the public domain and describes how it is being tragically eroded by our current copyright, patent, and trademark laws.
"Foodopoly," by Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, is the revealing account of the business behind the meat, vegetables, grains and milk that most Americans eat every day, including some of our favorite and most respected organic and health-conscious brands.
By Beverly Bell and Other Worlds