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The Future of the Commons

 

Apr 10 2012in Academics & Research, Commons, Economics, FoO Media by George PórTags: , David Harvey, , marx, tax on corporate profits
The Future of the Commons

‘Excerpts from The Future of the Commons, by David Harvey, in Radical History Review Issue 109; Winter 2011 “Suppose, says Marx, a capitalist begins production with $1,000 in capital and in the first year manages to gain $200 surplus value from laborers mixing their labor with the land, and the capitalist then uses that surplus in personal consumption. Then, after five years, [...]

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The Future of the Commons

Social Charters: A comprehensive program for (re)claiming sovereignty over our natural and social commons resources

 

Apr 9 2012in Commons, Direct Democracy, Economics, FoO Media, Identity & Strategy, Social Innovation by mbsteisslingerTags: co-governance, co-production, , , deliberative processes, dualism, , market state, rights of the commons, , , trusts
Social Charters: A comprehensive program for (re)claiming sovereignty over our natural and social commons resources

Social Charters:  Praxis of the Commons By James Bernard Quilligan, Commons Economist & Advocate                 Beyond the Market State There are two operating systems involved in the provision and allocation of goods and services in modern society. Each has familiar roots in history. Adam Smith’s legacy is that the self-interest [...]

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Social Charters: A comprehensive program for (re)claiming sovereignty over our natural and social commons resources

Who Owns The Sky? Occupy the Global Atmosphere Commons!

 

Apr 8 2012in Activism, Commons, Direct Democracy, Economics, FoO Media by mbsteisslingerTags: 99% spring, Cap and Share, Capitalism 3.0, carbon rent, carbon tax, , deliberative democracy, , Feasta, Global Atmosphere, global atmosphere commons, , Ostrom, Ostrom's Commons Principles, Sky Trust, , sovereingty, subsidiarity, trusts
Who Owns The Sky? Occupy the Global Atmosphere Commons!

Commons Institution for the Sky?  As we move thru the Occupy Spring, Earth Day comes to mind… Many climate activists will be asking if one of the largest commons on the planet, our global atmosphere, can serve as the fulcrum to turn this unsustainable and unjust ecological, economic and political situation in a better direction [...]

Tags: 99% spring, Cap and Share, Capitalism 3.0, carbon rent, carbon tax, , deliberative democracy, , Feasta, Global Atmosphere, global atmosphere commons, , Ostrom, Ostrom's Commons Principles, Sky Trust, , sovereingty, subsidiarity, trusts
Who Owns The Sky? Occupy the Global Atmosphere Commons!

Bill Moyers on Occupy Wall Street

 

Mar 23 2012in Economics, Video by FoO-StewardTags: , income disparity
Bill Moyers on Occupy Wall Street

Legendary journalist and reporter Bill Moyers returns to PBS with a new program in 2012 called Bill Moyers and Company which so far has been focusing primarily on the economic injustice originating from Wall Street, banks, some corporations and their relationships with politics and government. In this segment, he also features economist William Black and [...]

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Bill Moyers on Occupy Wall Street

‘Occupy’ as a business model: The emerging open-source civilisation

 

Mar 21 2012in Commons, Economics, FoO Media, Video by FoO-StewardTags: , , ,
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Reposted from aljazeera.com, authored by Michel Bauwens,  originally published on Friday, March 9, 2012 The Occupy Wall Street movement is a model for a new economic paradigm, in which value is first created by communities. In Zuccotti Park, protesters created an ‘ethical economy’ based on the group’s shared values [GALLO/GETTY] Chiang Mai, Thailand - Last week I discussed the [...]

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Achievements of Occupy London’s Working Groups

 

Feb 12 2012in Direct Democracy, Economics, FoO Media, Working Groups by George PórTags: , movement statement,
Achievements of Occupy London’s Working Groups

This article is re-posted from Occupied Times, London. So long as the headlines of mainstream and corporate media remain the dominant billboards adorning the motorway of our media landscape, the prospects and achievements of Occupy London will remain stories untold to all than those who were here – venturing off-road. Rarely comprehended – and not [...]

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Achievements of Occupy London’s Working Groups

Declarations of Possibility for Occupy and the New Economy

 

Dec 25 2011in Economics, FoO Media by FoO-StewardTags: conversation that matter, , economy, labor, value
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This is the letter of invitation, originally posted at Occupy Cafe. An Open Letter to everyone who has been inspired by the Occupy movement: The rapid emergence of “a New Economy that Works for All” is both necessary and possible. We invite you to join us in making a personal declaration of this possibility – one that has [...]

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Occupy Economics – Economists declaring solidarity with Occupy

 

Nov 26 2011in Academics & Research, Economics, Social Innovation, Video by Anna BetzTags: banking, ecomomy, , finance, human rights, , public good,
Occupy Economics – Economists declaring solidarity with Occupy

 On November 13th 2011, economists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst drafted an open statement to the Occupy Wall Street movement pledging their support. Since then, more than 200 economists from around the world have added their names. Read more at econ4.org They consider the occupiers as advocates of the public good and state: “The [...]

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Occupy Economics – Economists declaring solidarity with Occupy

Occupy as a new societal model & ways to improve it

 

Nov 24 2011in Big Picture, Economics, FoO Media, Social Innovation by FoO-StewardTags: , , empowerment works, future search, , gift circles, gift economy, heart circle network, , , restorative circles, theory u, , world cafe
Occupy as a new societal model & ways to improve it

General Assembly (photo by Caroline Schiff)  One of the compelling attractions of Occupy is that it is modelling a possible socio-economic-political paradigm for how society can run. It is a model the whole world is beginning to watch. For those who come and participate in it, its a learning experience, a training in this new [...]

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Occupy as a new societal model & ways to improve it

Occupy the Commons

 

Nov 23 2011in Commons, Economics, FoO Media, Frameworks & Models by George PórTags: , , , resource sovereignty, scaling up
Occupy the Commons

The blogpost below was first published in the Community Knowledge Garden of the School of Commoning, under the title “Occupy the Commons — an invitation.” “In considering the essential problem of how to produce and distribute material wealth, virtually all of the great economists in Western history have ignored the significance of the commons — the shared resources of [...]

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Occupy the Commons

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