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Social Banking and the Commons

on Fri, 01/11/2013 - 21:28

"The Swiss are known for their highly secretive banking services for the super-wealthy. Who would have guessed that they would inaugurate a Summer School on Social Banking and the Commons?"

Re-posted from David Bollier's blog.

Financial Innovation and the Commons - 10 May

on Thu, 05/24/2012 - 22:01

To begin, I offer a little guide to this journey I’d like to take you on tonight so that you know where we’re going and why.

Some people have called finance itself a commons, but this is very far from realized.

For finance to truly become a commons, a great deal of preliminary work is needed.

My talk this evening is about the reasons why finance will not be seen as a commons unless major changes take place beyond the financial world.

But these are the very changes which finance can help create.