Tag Archives: Commons

Shepherd Bliss :
‘Village Building Convergence’ rocks
small-town Sebastopol

The two-day event was designed to ‘improve our experience of community… by transforming public spaces and making them into special places.’ By Shepherd Bliss | The Rag Blog | September 23, 2014 SEBASTOPOL, California — Participants in the ambitious 10-day … finish reading Shepherd Bliss :
‘Village Building Convergence’ rocks
small-town Sebastopol

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Shepherd Bliss :
Neighbors come together to build the village

Small-town Sebastopol, California, sets 10-day festival to ‘shape common spaces in a way that promotes beauty and community.’ By Shepherd Bliss  | The Rag Blog | September 3, 2014 SEBASTOPOL, California — Village Building Convergence (VBC) activists and their supporters … finish reading Shepherd Bliss :
Neighbors come together to build the village

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Harry Targ : The Decline of American Public Purpose

Art from poster for the 7th Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies at Wayne State University.The decline of American public purpose We must unite to save our citizenship, our public space, and our human community. By Harry Targ /The Rag Blog … finish reading Harry Targ : The Decline of American Public Purpose

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David Morris : Texas Judge Rules Sky Belongs to the People

The sky! Image from Wikimedia Commons.Texas judge rules:‘The sky belongs to everyone’ Is this a ‘shot heard round the world’ for fight against climate change? By David Morris / On the Commons / August 4, 2012 “Texas judge rules atmosphere, … finish reading David Morris : Texas Judge Rules Sky Belongs to the People

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Richard Raznikov : The Privatization of Everything

Gobbling up the Commons. Cartoon by Ahmed Abdallah / 3arabawy.On the verge:The privatization of everything Does anyone have to ask what happens to law enforcement and the judicial system once the state agrees to keep private prisons at 90% of … finish reading Richard Raznikov : The Privatization of Everything

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BOOKS / Robert Jensen: The Commons as Kinder-and-Gentler Capitalism

All That We Share isn’t enough:The Commons as kinder-and-gentler capitalism? By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / December 20, 2010 [All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons/How to Save the Economy, the Environment, the Internet, Democracy, … finish reading BOOKS / Robert Jensen: The Commons as Kinder-and-Gentler Capitalism

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Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom : Economics and the Environment

Elinor Ostrom celebrates winning the Nobel prize in economics. Photo by John Sommers II / Reuters.Elinor Ostrom breaks the Nobel mold:A new look at economics, the environment and the commons The economics profession needs to be shaken up. Ostrom’s Nobel … finish reading Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom : Economics and the Environment

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