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Science and Health

Science is fundamentally a collective pursuit of knowledge through open sharing and collaboration over many generations. Advances in health care and wellness also flow from public research and healing traditions that belong to us all. An urgent challenge of out time is finding a better balance between commerce and the commons in these critical areas that profoundly affect everyone.

By Lieven Soete under a CC license

October 23, 2014

Economics As If Future Generations Mattered

Creating a commons ethic for ecological restoration and social justice
September 30, 2014

"Women Are Saying Enough Is Enough"

The 2014 Women's Congress focuses on putting the future first

(By Dylan Passmore under a CC license)

September 11, 2014

Fixing the Tragedy No One Wants to Think About

NYC and other cities confront the fact that 4500 Americans die every year crossing the street

 Annette Bernhardt under a CC license

September 3, 2014

People's Climate Justice Movement Tackles Threats Facing Us

Why the commons is the foundation of a climate justice agenda

Healthy living conditions and community cohesion boost everyone's health. (Photo by Project for Public Spaces)

July 8, 2014

It Takes A Village to Stay Healthy

Personal health and community health linked in three projects in the Twin Cities

A walk to the local bagel shop. (Photo by Shawn Econo under a Creative Commons license)

April 22, 2014

How to Get the World Back on Its Feet

Steps we can take to get more people walking for health and happiness
December 8, 2013

Walking as a Way of Life

A new movement for health and happiness depends on creating more commons where we can easily walk
October 23, 2013

Public Beats Private

Six reasons why privatization simply doesn't work
October 7, 2013

Let Red States Opt Out of Obamacare

In the long run, it will improve everyone's health