David de Ugarte


Fraternitas Mercatorum

Fraternity is a key Western value since the time of the Greeks… But how did it become the yearning of the urban masses to the point of forming a triad with freedom and equality?

July 27, 2016

A Basic Income Would be a Step in the Wrong Direction

But beyond theory and the existence of alternatives that go beyond Keynesian patches, the narrative of the “guaranteed minimum income” (previously known as “basic income”) hides a good part of its moral, social, and political costs.

June 7, 2016

From Consumers to Communards

Surely the most striking thing about the promise of the direct economy and P2P production for a generation that has been separated from production by crisis and precariousness is the end of the figure of the consumer.

August 13, 2015

The “Naturalness” of the Commons

When you live in a community, you see how it’s the most natural and spontaneous thing in the world that everything is shared, that everything must strengthen everyone to work…

March 20, 2015


A basic dictionary of the sharing economy

Sharing is more than a trend: it can be a business model, a city model or a lifestyle. To distinguish these three dimensions and their manifestations, it’s important to understand the culture born of the crisis and its limits.

January 13, 2015


A brief history of contemporary “consumerism” and anti-consumerism

History books usually study social movements of the second half of the nineteenth century from the point of view of the split between anarchists and Marxists.

November 14, 2014

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