David Bollier

Progressive Philanthropy Needs to Spur System Change

The weak reforms enacted after the 2008 financial crisis….the ineffectuality of climate change negotiations over the course of twenty-one years….the social polarization and stark wealth and income inequality of our time. Each represents a deep structural...
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Who May Use the King’s Forest? The Meaning of Magna Carta, Commons and Law in Our Time

"In King John’s time, enclosure was mostly about the forest. Today it’s about everything, including life itself." The Magna Carta and Law for the Commons.
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Here’s What a Commons-Based Economy Looks Like

Michel Bauwens focuses on three specific realms crucial to a Commons-Based Economy – ecological sustainability, open knowledge and social solidarity.
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A New Alignment of Movements? Part II: Strategies for a Convergence of Movements

Can leading alt-economic and social movements find ways to work more closely together? Can there be a greater convergence and collaboration in fighting the pathologies of neoliberalism? Part two of two.
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A New Alignment of Movements? Part I: The General Challenge

Can leading alt-economic and social movements find ways to work more closely together? Can there be a greater convergence and collaboration in fighting the pathologies of neoliberalism? Part one of two.
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