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Economy and Markets

Conventional economic theory fails to account for the pivotal role of the commons in generating and distributing wealth. It is important to understand the limits of individual property rights and pay attention the wide benefits coming from the commons sector of the economy.

Business Can't Win the Privatization Game Without a Handicap

June 4, 2012 | by David Morris

Private sector depends on public subsidies to compete with public sector

Economic Security Beyond Jobs

February 16, 2012 | by Jay Walljasper

Let's pay dividends to everyone from our common wealth

Business Can't Win the Privatization Game Without a Handicap

June 4, 2012 | By David Morris

Private sector depends on public subsidies to compete with public sector

Economic Security Beyond Jobs

February 16, 2012 | By Peter Barnes

Let's pay dividends to everyone from our common wealth

Biggest Secret in the World Economy

January 29, 2012 | By David Bollier

Cooperatives employ more people than multinational companies

Challenging the Republican's Five Myths on Inequality

January 19, 2012 | By David Morris

The Republican position on inequality rests on five statements, all false.

How One Percent Grabbed So Much of Our Wealth

October 31, 2011 | By Gar Alperovitz

The economic benefits of knowledge-- which belong to us all-- flow to the rich

A Secret Inheritance Is Being Stolen From You Right Now

September 18, 2011 | By Jay Walljasper

Can the American Dream survive the plunder of the common good?

Trusts: A Uniquely Commons Form of Ownership

September 6, 2011 | By Peter Barnes

Not private, not government, they preserve resources for the public good

Ecuador Takes First Step Toward a Commons Economy

June 16, 2014 | By David Bollier

Government sponsors research on how to transition to commoning and open networks

Good News For Communities Scared of Economic Decline

June 14, 2014 | By Jay Walljasper

The "anchor strategy" builds on existing assets to boost jobs, businesses & quality-of-life

How to Revive Low-Income Neighborhoods

April 6, 2014 | By Jay Walljasper

Tap the power of local commons-based institutions like hospitals and colleges

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