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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.

The Growing Voice of the Global Commons

on Wed, 11/17/2010 - 02:18

The International Commons Conference  in Berlin on November 1-2 was an historic milestone in the emergence of the global commons movement.  Bringing together 180 or so commons activists, educators, and policy makers was a heroic effort by the conference organizers, particularly Silke Helfrich, David Bollier, and Michel Bauwens.