These high school students created a series of podcasts to tell the stories of inspiring people in their community.
Programs such as Prism would likely be used to hamper the social movements we need to tackle the biggest problems of our time.
Back in the ’90s, people thought the Internet was going to open up a zone of perfect cyber-freedom. It didn’t work out that way. But the Internet’s real significance may be found elsewhere: in a growing sector of the economy based around peer-to-peer sharing networks.
Could it be as simple as that? Author Jonathan Rowe thought so, and tried it out in his own hometown.
If we the people want the sort of security in emergencies that is available to the owners of Wall Street banks, we need to own some banks ourselves.
When we share as much stuff as possible, we walk more lightly on the earth and often improve our quality of life.
Elinor Ostrom was an unusual choice for the 2009 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
In a world where everything's for sale, we've forgotten that much of value happens outside the stream of commerce. Here's how we forgot--and how we're reclaiming the commons.
What happens when economic growth produces more “illth” than wealth? What happens when it gobbles up the foundation of the good life—the commons?
Great commons of the World, by Kari McGinnis. Commons are places where people gather and community blossoms. Examines the qualities that make a good commons and describes some of the best in the world.
Community gardens, free software, self-help groups, and other examples of how the gift economy fosters community and social cohesion as well as economic innovation.
“A city should be a place of exuberance and exaltation of the human spirit, a place for celebration and public 'happenings', for rich and easy encounter, for relaxation and enjoyment.” E.R.Wickham