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Property, Value and Commons - 11 May

on Thu, 05/24/2012 - 22:16

What is the basis of ownership? Where do we begin to re-examine the fundamentals of economics? How do we reconcile the distinction between the commons that are created by nature and the commons that are created by human beings?

Let’s examine how communities can oversee their collective resources sustainably, including both natural and human-created commons, and how they correspond to relevant laws of nature or Natural Law.

Locke and other liberal thinkers said that individuals have a right to homestead private property from nature by working on it.