Commons Economy

28.12.2018

What are the commons and what is their political, social and economic relevance?

What are the commons and what is their political, social and economic relevance?

By Daniel Chavez In recent years, many researchers and social activists from very different countries, like myself, have rediscovered the notion of the commons as a key idea to deepen social and environmental justice and democratise both politics and the economy. This reappropriation has meant questioning the vanguardist and hierarchical… »

11.10.2017

How Labour could lead the global economy out of the 20th century

How Labour could lead the global economy out of the 20th century

By George Monbiot for The Guardian The rupture of 2008 presents a chance to throw out our iniquitous system that busts the planet – here are some ideas We are still living in the long 20th century. We are stuck with its redundant technologies: the internal combustion engine,… »

15.09.2017

Beyond state capitalism: The commons economy in our lifetimes

Beyond state capitalism: The commons economy in our lifetimes

By James Bernard Quilligan In considering the essential problem of how to produce and distribute material wealth, virtually all of the great economists in Western history have ignored the significance of the commons—the shared resources of nature and society that people inherit, create and utilize. Despite sharp differences in… »

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