Commons

 

 

 

 

 

"If we were strong enough to listen without
Divisions of desire and terror
To the storm of the sick nations, the rage of the hunger smitten cities,
Those voices also would be found
Clean as a child's; or like some girl's breathing who dances alone
By the ocean-shore, dreaming of lovers."

- Robinson Jeffers

 

  

 

 

Eye on Water

As a result of climate instability and population growth the world’s water-deprived regions now face the social upheaval, conflict and suffering that comes with water shortage. The future looks dire. Of the three billion people projected to be added to the planet over the next half century, most will be born in countries already dealing […]

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Idea of the Commons

The idea of the Commons reflects a time before private ownership became the touchstone of human affairs. As a social doctrine it can be traced Western Europe back to Athenian Democracy where citizens were endowed with both common rights and obligations. The idea was then articulated in Roman law via The Institutes of Justinian where the […]

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