Our Common Wealth: The Hidden Economy That Makes Everything Else Work
A huge part of our economy is invisible, invaluable, and highly vulnerable. "The Commons" is a generic term that denotes everything we share, our entire life support system, both natural and social. Some parts of the commons are gifts of nature: the air and oceans, the web of species, wilderness and flowing water. Others are the product of human creativity and endeavor: si...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers
(first published January 1st 2013)
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I liked this book a lot. It was published posthumously. I’m sorry the author isn’t still around - he would be interesting to talk with I’m sure. His emphasis on something that is hidden - is especially useful to me as I’m trying to write about things that are hidden. He focuses on the commons - everything from sea to common spaces in cities and villages and rural areas to the Internet. I learned from his perspective and the history lessons buried in this tiny little book were helpful. It makes m...more