Dr. Elinor Ostrom, 2009 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics for her 30+ years of research and study of commons* management, is joined by many other commons supporters in saying that the “tragedy of the commons” is that of the unmanaged or unsuccessfully managed commons. What we have now is an entire paradigm managed for the [...]
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A very interesting blog post, posted on 10. Oct, 2011 by the author timrayner on coalitionblog.org in Open culture, The movement. Tim differentiates this movement from the new social movements, identifying Occupy as a swarm movement that operates using a different cognitive map – one which works in the same way as open source networks and in doing so raises the collective [...]
This new document has surfaced and is now being supported by many in and outside the Occupy movement. It is called “The New Common Sense”: a declaration to force leaders to do their jobs and uphold the Constitution, this is an amazing document, a MUST read. This is a reasonably lengthy document so we have [...]
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 [...]
“Antonio Gramsci, writing in early 20th century Italy, argued that all people are intellectuals and philosophers. ‘Organic intellectuals’ is how he terms people who take their local knowledge from life experiences, and use that knowledge to address changes and problems in society.” from Participatory action research – Wikipedia Gramsci’s concept of “organic intellectual” resonates with the [...]