On the commons
OntheCommons.org is web portal and blog that explores activism on behalf of the commons in all its variety. The commons is a powerful organizing principle for understanding countless aspects of nature, creativity and knowledge, local community and everyday experience. One of the great problems of our time, however, is the enclosure of the commons by market forces, often with the support of government. The majesty of the commons is being neglected.
The purpose of this site is to explore the value of diverse commons, probe their distinctive dynamics and re-invent mechanisms for strengthening them. The commons provides a powerful critique of markets, property and neoclassical economics. But equally important, it is a force for innovation in social governance, political action, public policy and cultural change. OntheCommons.org investigates these issues through blogging, essays, book reviews, profiles of commons leaders, online archives, discussions and other resources.
Freitag, 6. Februar 2009
West Marin Commons is dedicated to the practice of community in West Marin, in order to sustain and enrich our social and natural environment. We seek to establish, preserve, and enhance both common spaces and the life that occurs in them; and to create social infrastructure for resource sharing, conservation, and learning.
Sonntag, 14. Januar 2007
...an all-volunteer grassroots organization helping people reclaim their urban spaces to create community-oriented places
Samstag, 6. Januar 2007
via On the commons:
Now that the holidays are over, Peter Barnes is continuing his promotional tour for his book, Capitalism 3.0: A Guide to Reclaiming the Commons. I’m thrilled to see that it's attracting some great reviews. In today’s Los Angeles Times, Lee Drutman writes:
Barnes is at his best in diagnosing the structural maladies in today's iteration of capitalism, which has created a "world is awash with capital, most of it devoted to speculation" but "healthy ecosystems are increasingly scarce." The main problem, as he sees it, has to do with the three algorithms that drive market behavior: Maximize return to capital; distribute property income on a per-share basis, and the value, or price, put on nature is zero. And, he notes, 5% of the world's people control half the property shares.
Sonntag, 14. Mai 2006
Von einer Gruppe von Menschen gemeinsam genutzte und gepflegte Ressourcen.