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Media and Internet

The Internet offers an unparalleled opportunity for generating and expanding the commons in many ways. The mass media, often relying on free use of the airwaves, is a powerful public resource that too often represents the views of a narrow strata of society. Thinking of communications itself as a commons opens up broad new possibilities for sharing information and insight.

Why Do I Work So Hard?

March 27, 2014 | by Jay Walljasper

Two starkly different visions of life's meaning from a pair of car ads

A Whole World of Knowledge at Your Fingertips

February 9, 2014 | by Jay Walljasper

The School of Open helps us navigate the immense resources of on-line learning

Why Do I Work So Hard?

March 27, 2014 | By Jay Walljasper

Two starkly different visions of life's meaning from a pair of car ads

A Whole World of Knowledge at Your Fingertips

February 9, 2014 | By Jay Walljasper

The School of Open helps us navigate the immense resources of on-line learning

The Slow Unnatural Death of Our Personal Space

January 8, 2014 | By David Morris

Deregulation brings us cramped airplane seats and increased TV ads

Why Brewster Kahle Archives the Internet

December 16, 2013 | by Jessica Conrad

And works toward creating universal access to all knowledge

How to Create Wealth: Monetary, Spiritual or Psychic

July 20, 2013 | By Timothy Noah

Jonathan Rowe's brilliant meditation on the shared, non-commercialized realms of life

Why I No Longer Give Away My Music

June 6, 2013 | By Bob Ostertag

How the digital music biz makes it difficult for musicians to offer free downloads

From Berlin With Hope

May 22, 2013 | By Jay Walljasper

International Economics & the Commons Conference breaks new ground in how we thrive together

Good News for the Common Good

April 17, 2013 | By David Morris

4 recent victories strengthen the commons

The End of the Post Office as a Public Institution?

February 6, 2013 | By David Morris

The Post Office will close half its processing centers this year and end Saturday delivery

The Tragic Death of a Commons Hero

January 24, 2013 | By David Bollier

Aaron Swartz (1986-2013)

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