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Capitalism and (De)Growth

I think about capitalism as a moment. A blink in time.

Marginal Productivity Theory

Economists tell us how consumers on the market, “voting” with their purchasing power got what they wanted and wealthy landowners got the …

Re-imagining the Polity for a Networked Humanity

Can we envision some sort of transnational polity that could leapfrog over the poorly functioning state systems that prevail today?

10 Ways to Accelerate the Peer-to-Peer and Commons Economy

Let’s engage in a way to produce goods and create value that is free, fair, and sustainable! What is peer production and commons economics? More …

Book Review and Competition: 'Born on Third Base' by Chuck Collins

“Wealthy friends and neighbours”, he writes, “it is time to come home”, and “to come out of your gated communities and gated …

Just 16,000 Catenary Trucks Would Use All of California’s Electricity with only 2400 to 8300 Miles of Overhead Wires

It makes sense to electrify trucks since fuel from oil, coal, and natural gas is finite and biomass doesn’t scale up. Trucks make electricity possible.

New Forms of Network-based Governance

To return to our original question: How can we develop new ways to preserve and extend the democratic capacities of ordinary people and rein in …

Exploring the Gap Between Business-as-Usual and Utter Doom

As long as we’ve had language—for tens of thousands of years, at last estimate—we’ve been able to formulate the question, “What will tomorrow bring?”

To Monopoly, Reasoned Argument is Lost Amongst Meaningless Cries of Sea Birds

We converse with each other, but to the monopolies, we are a noise – a sea bird colony at nesting time…

Macro and Climate Economics: It's Time to Talk about the "Elephant in the Room"

Economic growth...in macroeconomic models is the so-called elephant in the room that, unfortunately, almost no one talks about or seeks to improve.

Transnational Republics of Commoning

In moments of crisis, when the structures of conventional governance are suddenly exposed as weak or ineffectual, it is clear that there is no substitute …
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