Our Common Wealth: The Hidden Economy That Makes Everything Else Work
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Our Common Wealth: The Hidden Economy That Makes Everything Else Work

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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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Michael
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
Betsy
concise, practical analysis of the imbalance between the corporate, governmental and commons sectors and how it could be improved
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