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Buying Local Is the Key to Strong Regional Economies

In the leaky bucket analogy for local economies, money flows into a region to circulate through local businesses like water into a bucket.

Trama: Netweaving and Collaboration in Rio de Janeiro

In late 2014 a design project at PUC-Rio university led five students to the street in Rio de Janeiro to restore an idle square by opening it for people collaboration and creativity.

Connecting the Dots the P2P Way

The emerging answer for a new mode of value creation is the re-emergence of the Commons.

Our Fossil-Fuel Economy Destroys the Earth and Exploits Humanity - Here's the Shift We Need to Be Sustainable

A just transition to a regenerative economy restores our relationship to food, Mother Earth and our communities.

The Library of Things

The Library of Things movement is emerging in communities around the world.

Why the P2P and Commons Movement Must Act Trans-Locally and Trans-Nationally

The only way to achieve systemic change at the planetary level is to build counter-power, i.e. alternative global governance.

As Boomers Retire, Mom-and-Pop Businesses Convert to Co-ops to Save Jobs

Baby boomers are the largest percentage of business owners, and they’re headed toward retirement. Worker cooperatives could keep the jobs they’ve created from disappearing.

Building a Local Peace Economy: We Have the Power

Because they view all business in a negative light, many activists don’t seem to think it matters where they spend their money.

Can Humanity Survive without the Commons?

One of the most insidious things about enclosures is how they eradicate the culture of the commons and our memory of it.

Green Taxi Cooperative: Building an Alternative to the corporate "Sharing Economy"

The “Sharing Economy” is comprised of corporations like Uber and Airbnb—that don’t actually do much sharing. But real alternatives that build community and cooperative ownership are under development...

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