Stories by David Morris

David Morris is co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and directs its initiative on The Public Good. He is the author of "New City States" and four other non-fiction books. His essays on public policy are regularly published by On the Commons, AlterNet, Common Dreams and the Huffington Post. subscribe to David Morris's feed

Posted on: Apr 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Predatory pricing and destruction of digital media commons can be avoided if we act now.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Ford mimicked GM's obnoxious Super Bowl ad and made a profound statement about what really matters.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

When given the choice most regions choose statehood. Crimea doesn't have that opportunity.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Cities like Tulsa, San Diego and Minneapolis are turning the tide back to public ownership.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

American cities can shift the tide of the nation with a three-pronged strategy aimed at leveraging people power.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Consider the Republicans’ approach to the estate tax, the minimum wage and jobless benefits.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Deloitte Consulting, FedEx and UPS are all outclassed by the public sector, and hurting more than helping.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2014, Source: On the Commons

Does your airplane seat feel like it's shrinking? It's not in your head.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2013, Source: On the Commons

Back in 1978, airline passengers had more legroom, free meals, and fully refundable tickets—but after decades of deregulation, passengers now have no rights and little recourse.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

New school systems are stuck with a model designed to trash teachers, while Microsoft employees collaborate and work on teams.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet is getting the royal treatment from the USPS.