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

4.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  35 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The most lucid and compelling examination yet written for the role and value of the commons in our world and why the commons should receive stature, attention, rights, and legal protections equivalent to private and government property.
ebook, 144 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers (first published January 1st 2013)
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Ray Johns
Apr 24, 2015 Ray Johns rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jonathan Rowe's slim ,but insightful book has done invaluable service to showing how our 'Commonwealth' is not just the material accounting of our nation's material resources stock ,but that it is a larger social system co-equally important to the orderly functioning market-capitalist economy. Jonathan Rowe, "The market will continue . It answers a genuine need for initiative, enterprise,and yes, products.But the market should exist in equilibrium with a commons economy that does some things bet ...more
Michael
Aug 10, 2014 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 11, 2013 Betsy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gaia, nonfiction, money, x2013
concise, practical analysis of the imbalance between the corporate, governmental and commons sectors and how it could be improved
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