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From basic income to social dividends: sharing the value of common resources

It’s time to broaden the debate on how to fund a universal basic income by including options for sharing resource rents, which is a model that can be applied internationally to reform unjust economic systems, reduce extreme poverty and protect the global commons.

Alternative Currencies Are Bigger Than Bitcoin: How They’re Building Prosperity From London to Kenya

If you followed the recent trial of Ross Ulbricht, the Bitcoin entrepreneur convicted of money laundering and drug trafficking through the notorious "Silk Road" website, the commercial use of alternative currencies might sound a little nefarious.

Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movements in the US

One of the most exciting new economy efforts in the US is the New Economy Coalition (NEC), made up of more than one hundred organizations (including Transition US)...

The City as Commons

A commons-based economy cannot thrive without appropriate institutions, especially those that represent a "partner state" approach.

Beyond the Neoliberal University: Lessons from Mondragón University and 1930s CUNY

University governance is approaching a critical juncture.

Building Urban Food Resilience

Central to Permaculture is the idea of creating resilient systems.

Amsterdam is Now Europe's First Named "Sharing City"

As of February 2nd, Amsterdam is Europe's first named "Sharing City."

These Neighbors Got Together to Buy Vacant Buildings. Now They’re Renting to Bike Shops and Brewers

While the investment cooperatives that have formed in northeast Minneapolis and in Sangudo have relied primarily on the resources of the communities starting them, both initiatives have also benefited from favorable state and provincial policies.

A New Alignment of Movements?

Despite the deepening crisis of neoliberalism in Europe, no clear alternative critiques or philosophical approaches have emerged that could catalyze a united response or new convergence of movements.

Can We Earn a Living on a Living Planet?

It has been a tough couple of years in the effort to unite labor, community, and environmental groups, an alliance that has always been strained.

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