In this, the final part of our serialization of "Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money", Pat Conaty talks about monetary reform, Commons-oriented public banking, citizen's income and the strategic need for a public-social partnership agenda.
Neil Thapar first encountered seed issues in law school when he worked with the Center for Food Safety against genetically-modified food. But it was a season spent working on an organic farm in Santa Cruz, California when he began to understand, first-hand, the importance of seeds as a foundation of our agricultural system. He explains, “When I […]
In this, the second part of three in our serialization of "Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money", Pat Conaty talks about Co-operative Interest-free lending models - past and present and examines Co-operative movement actions leading to Public banking solutions.
In this, the first part of three in our serialization of "Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money", Pat Conaty examines the cost of access to land is essential to the provision of affordable housing. Likewise the cost of access to money is fundamental to economic health.
That Syriza is taking the social economy seriously is a good sign. The social economy represents one of the very few bright spots in Greece, with hundreds of new groups being formed to provide goods and services in a way that is entirely new.
Here we present a Commons Transition interview with Enric Duran, who's currently busy organizing the FairCoop Open Cooperative, a community built effort to alleviate global economic inequalities through the use of mutual credit, reputation systems and cryptocurrencies.
We present an interview with Janice Figueiredo, who was part of the FLOKSociety project launched in Ecuador. Janice spoke to us about her own experience collaborating with and learning from the indigenous people of the region.
This video from the Open Everything Convergence features Michel Bauwens exploring the relationship between the cooperative movement and the Commons.
In this section, we will periodically feature interviews and articles involving Commoners in Transition, or, individuals and teams working together towards increasing the viability of the commons. Our inaugural article is an interview with Chris Tittle and Yassi Eskandari of the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), an organization which offers “legal education, research, advice, and advocacy […]
Watch this thought-provoking video to see how not-for-profit enterprise will be at the heart of a sustainable future by 2050.