Building a New Social Commons

Here’s a fascinating piece by the New Economics Foundation which, whilst it is lengthy, is well worth a read. ┬áIt puts together a broad ranging strategic framework for thinking about how society may be refocused away from an emphasis of the individual towards an emphasis of the value of the social in human life:

http://neweconomics.org/2017/05/building-new-social-commons/

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Common Transition

Here’s a group that look to collate ideas and policies in a movement toward breaking down the dichotomy of market and state by reintroducing a conception of the commons, as a third term whilst re-imagining both state and market at the same time:

“This process requires the re-conception and re-alignment both of traditional commons and co-operative thinking, and practice, into new institutional forms that prefigure a new political economy of co-operative commonwealth.”

http://commonstransition.org/about-commons-transition-2/

http://commonstransition.org/what-is-commons-transition/