New Economy Models: The Victory of the Commons

New Economy Models: The Victory of the Commons

A new world based on community and collaboration is closer than you think. We can steward resources together and in fact, millions of people are doing just that.  This week, 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. The commons are no tragedy, say our guests, they're an opportunity to model ourselves on creativity and shared resources, instead of enclosure.

Full Episodes

Upcoming Airdates

Laura Flanders Show

Since October 2019, demonstrators have flooded the streets of Lebanon; part of a grassroots movement against corruption, climate denial, big finance, and government failure. Civil society organizations are now providing people with everything from food and protection to street cleaning and work. From one crisis to another, Laura talks with Lebanese activist/artist Dayna Ash who runs one of the few safe spaces for LGBTQI+ people and women in the region. Her experience of organizing in a melt-down contains lessons for us all.

Laura Flanders Show

Jutta Treviranus pushes back against cultures, policies, and technologies designed only for those deemed "normal." As founder and director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University in Toronto, Treviranus works to challenge and improve the way we build software, make large scale decisions, and govern. If only the majority matters, she says, innovation is stifled and there will always be people left marginalized.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show