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The Commons as a New Sector of Value-Creation | David Bollier

The Commons as a New Sector of Value-Creation | David Bollier | The Commons Sector | Scoop.it

So my first point is the importance of recognizing the commons as a distinct sector for creating value. This can be difficult – because we don’t have an agreed-upon language or taxonomy for talking about the value-proposition of the commons. The phenomenon is still too novel.

For many people, it is difficult to accept that value can exist without the sanction of money or private property rights – that value that is intangible and unquantifiable can actually matter.

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The Public - Commons Partnership and the Commonification of that which is "Public"

The Public - Commons Partnership and the Commonification of that which is "Public" | The Commons Sector | Scoop.it

The field of Commons can be for the most part identified with a public but not-state arena, in which the actions of the individuals who collectively take care of, produce and share the Commons are decisive and fundamental.

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James Quilligan & Charles Eisenstein speak

Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics, and James Quilligan, who has recently led a highly acclaimed seminar series in London onThe Emergence of Commons-based Economy, are two leading lights of "new economy" thought. They have engaged in a passionate and candid conversation on June 26, 2012, which was captured on video in 6 segments. 

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The Emergence of a Commons-Based Economy Seminars | The Great Transition and the Commons

Debate map visualization of: What power does the concept of the commons have for creating a systemic transition to a world that sees wellbeing, social justice and environmental limits as central to its modus operandi?

 

Ten Guidelines for the Commons

 

We are Co-creators of Nature

 

By Creating our Shared Environment, we Participate in our own Culture

 

Through Creative Cooperation, Resource Users become the Producers of their own Resources

 

Cooperation between Users and Producers is the Practice of Stewardship

 

The Social and Political Expression of Stewardship is Trusteeship

Trusteeship of the Commons Transforms Traditional Ownership Structures

 

Co-produced and Co-governed Commons Generate New Sources of Value

 

Commons Value is the basis of a Debt-Free Monetary System

 

A Commons-Based Society results from Collective Intentions for Sustainability

 

The Economics of the Commons is Replenishment

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About the Commons | On the Commons Magazine

About the Commons | On the Commons Magazine | The Commons Sector | Scoop.it

The commons are the things that we inherit and create jointly, and that will (hopefully) last for generations to come. The commons consists of gifts of nature such as air, oceans and wildlife as well as shared social creations such as libraries, public spaces, scientific research and creative works.

 

Economists tend to regard “value” as a quantifiable object with a price tag. But as commoners realize, “value” can also be something intangible and not available for sale. An example is the social satisfaction of belonging to a community and contributing to a shared goal. A commons can also create economic value as efficiently as a market; examples include Wikipedia, the online user-generated encyclopedia, and Craiglist, the online advertising service. The difference is that a commons usually does not convert its output into a marketable commodity.

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Global Commons Trust

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Whether our commons are traditional (rivers, forests, indigenous cultures) or emerging (solar energy, intellectual property, internet), communities are managing them through unique forms of self-governance, collaboration and collective action. And in working together to preserve these resources, we are generating new standards of responsibility, mutual aid and sustenance for all beings.

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Peer-to-peer production and the coming of the commons | Red Pepper

Peer-to-peer production and the coming of the commons | Red Pepper | The Commons Sector | Scoop.it

Michel Bauwens examines how collaborative, commons-based production is emerging to challenge capitalism.

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Part 2: The Commons. James Quilligan & Charles Eisenstein speak

How will we protect the gifts of nature we all share equally? This is Part 2 of a conversation between International Economist, James Quilligan and Charles E...
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An Introduction to the Quilligan Seminars: Rebuilding our Beloved Commons | School of Commoning

An Introduction to the Quilligan Seminars: Rebuilding our Beloved Commons | School of Commoning | The Commons Sector | Scoop.it

We have not fully recognized that the society which sees itself as an inevitable polarity between the social good and individual rights destroys the forms of life that are rooted in the commons. We do not seem to recognize how the individual fits in society or how society can support personal growth and creativity. Without a sense of the indivisibility of human existence, the modern ideologies of collective rights and individual rights are both devoid of the realization that people take part in a variety of commons which are the source of our livelihood and well-being.

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12 Reasons You’ll Be Hearing More About the Commons in 2012 | The Future of Occupy

12 Reasons You’ll Be Hearing More About the Commons in 2012 | The Future of Occupy | The Commons Sector | Scoop.it

11. Commoning Will Be a Hopeful New Trend

 

Both the Boston group and the Caribbean community represent examples of “commoning”, which means putting the ideas of the commons into practice in your personal life. Commoning is built upon on a network of social relationships (based on the implicit expectation that we will take care of each other) and a shared understanding that some things belong to all of us and must be used in a sustainable and equitable way—which is the essence of the commons itself.

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Capitalism 3.0 | A Guide to Reclaiming the Commons | Peter Barnes

Now imagine an adult game called Sim Commons that lets you design and grow your own virtual economic sector. The object of the game is to produce the most happiness with the least destruction of nature. You plunk down commons trusts, and from simple menus you assign them property rights, ownership regimes, and management algorithms. As you play, the computer displays your happiness and nature scores. Through trial and error, you learn what combinations of moves work best.

In the real world, building a new commons sector will be something like that. While we wait for an historic shift at the national level, we can build and experiment at lower levels. We can test different kinds of trusts, nonprofits, and informal associations, seeing how closely they can hew to commons principles. Then, when history is ready for bigger changes, we’ll be ready too.

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