Stories by David Bollier

David A. Bollier is an author, activist, blogger and independent scholar with a primary focus on “the commons” as a new paradigm for economics, politics, and culture. He is the founding editor of Onthecommons.org (2002-2010), co-founder and principal of the international consulting project Commons Strategy Group, and co-director of the Commons Law Project. Bollier is the author of numerous books, including "Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons."  subscribe to David Bollier's feed

Posted on: May 8, 2014, Source: New Society Publishers

A great deal of economic theory is based on this falsehood.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The commons lies at the heart of a major cultural and social shift now underway.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2010, Source: On the Commons

TGAAD is a self-help group of mostly women and a few men who have decided to completely stop buying new clothes for a entire year.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2010, Source: On the Commons

Venturesome travelers are using the web to create an international gift economy of hospitality.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2009, Source: On the Commons

The digital communications apparatus is crowding out deeper relationships and more deliberative modes of thinking.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2008, Source: OnTheCommons.org

Every four years, the two parties and news media collude in this PR spectacle. It's time for citizens to reclaim control.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2008, Source: OnTheCommons.org

The New York Times has jumped aboard the corporate cheering squad for the privatization of America's bridges and roads.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2008, Source: OnTheCommons.org

It is tempting to dismiss locally grown food as just another elite fashion, but its merits may mean it will be a long-term phenomenon.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2004, Source: In These Times

Even as our common resources are being given away, progressives are finding their own common ground as Americans begin to realize what 'we the people' actually own.