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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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Ray Johns
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
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Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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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