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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.

September 29, 2013

Getting America Back on Its Feet

Launching a walking movment to strenghten our health and communities
July 25, 2013

Nature is an Open-Source Commons

Andreas Weber's idea of Enlivenment rejects Social Darwinism and theories that call nature inert matter
June 17, 2013

A Huge Win for the Commons

US Supreme Court rules human genes cannot be patented
April 30, 2013

The Real Tragedy

Ecological ruin stems from what happens to--not what is caused by--the commons
February 9, 2013

Germs We Share

Flu season reminds us once again that public health is a commons we all depend on
November 27, 2012

Why Health Care is a Commons

October 10, 2012

Why Do Politicians Break Promises About Tackling Climate Change?

The problem may not be their lack of integrity, but how we frame the issue
October 9, 2012

Is It All About Hormones?

From the Boy Scouts to the Vatican to Wall Street, male decisionmakers act far differently than women
July 30, 2012

U.S. Health Care Debate: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

The American debate sounds absurd (and heartless) to the rest of the industrialized world