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Commons Strategies

A wide number of new strategies exist for assuring that the commons, in its many forms, is protected and enhanced over time. Some involve government and law, others depend on informal governance and social sanctions, while still others work with market mechanisms and other hybrid models.

An Invitation to Join the Commons Network

September 12, 2012 | by On the Commons Team

If you care about what we share in common, read this invitation

At Last, A New Story for the Future

December 12, 2011 | by Jay Walljasper

Bill McKibben's introduction to OTC's book All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons

Reconnecting with the Subversive Power of Our Imagination

July 3, 2014 | By Chris Hedges

How Shakespeare and other avatars of the premodern can save us in the age of inequality and climate change

Imagination to Action: Building Commons Movement From the Ground Up

June 17, 2014 | By Tom O'Connell

An interview with OTC's Julie Ristau & Alexa Bradley

Commons Way of Life vs. Market Way of Life

May 28, 2014 | By Silke Helfrich

13 stark differences in how to look at the world

To Stop Climate Change, Start Calling It By a Different Name

May 19, 2014 | By Jay Walljasper

Subconsciously, we are warming to the idea of a hotter planet

To Stop Climate Change, Start Calling It By a Different Name

May 19, 2014 | By Jay Walljasper

Subconsciously, we warm to the idea of hotter planet

You No Longer Have to Own Everything You Use

May 14, 2014 | By Jessica Conrad

Leland Maschmeyer on creativity, sharing and the 21st Century Economy

Leland Maschmeyer on Why You Don't Have to Own Everything

May 14, 2014 | by Jessica Conrad

Commons 101

May 7, 2014 | By Peter Linebaugh

A reading list from activist and scholar Peter Linebaugh

Stop, Thief!

April 14, 2014 | By Peter Linebaugh

Hisotrian Peter Linebaugh on commoning and our rich tradition of resistance to attacks on the commons

Deep Sharing

March 18, 2014 | By Jessica Conrad

How the commons amplifies the sharing economy

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