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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.

June 28, 2012

1st: Protect Obama's Health Care Reform. 2nd: Move Toward a Public Option

Lessons from Canada in creating a health care commons step-by-step
June 24, 2012

To Young People, Justice is a Key Ingredient in Good Food

Cooperative restaurants sprout on many campuses
May 4, 2012

Health Care Showdown Shows Obama's Political Courage

With health insurance reform, Obama put the good of the country ahead of political considerations
May 1, 2012

Science and Health

April 16, 2012

Are Republican Governors Representing Their Citizens in the Health Care Debate?

26 Governors told the Supreme Court that the health reform law is unconstitutional because the federal government is too generous. Huh?
June 10, 2011

Three Tenets of the Commons

A new video with Jay Walljasper, author of All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons
April 20, 2011

Walking for Water

Highlighting threats to our water, Indigenous people carry water from four corners of the continent to Lake Superior
March 16, 2011

More Fish in the Sea

Fisheries trusts can undo the tragedy of overfishing in our oceans
December 23, 2010

Another World is Not Just Possible -- It's All Around Us

For the New Year, Adventures in the Territories of Hope
December 17, 2010

Obama Undercuts the "Social" in Social Security

Democrats retreat from FDR's vision of the commons