Act: Inspiration

New Economy Models: The Victory of the Commons

June 23, 2017

A new world based on community and collaboration is closer than you think. We can steward resources together, in fact, millions of people are doing just that. And not just in the history books. This week, from Kingston, NY, author and activist David Bollier, Co Founder of the Commons Strategy Group, explains what it means to Think Like A Commoner. Then, two activists engaged in Commons projects right now, talk about two very distinct but complementary Commons strategies — one digital in Barcelona, the other rural, in Mozambique. Graça Samo is the director of the Global March of Women and Mayo Fuster is on the faculty of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and a researcher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Autonomous University of Barcelona. The commons are no tragedy, say our guests, they’re an opportunity to model ourselves on creativity and shared resources, instead of enclosure.

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders is an English broadcast journalist living in the United States, who presents the weekly, long-form interview show The Laura Flanders Show.

Tags: commoning, new economy, the commons