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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:54 AM

The Triumph of the Commons

http://onthecommons.org/magazine/triumph-commons


from OnTheCommons.org:


The Triumph of the Commons
An excerpt from 55 Theses For the Future

By Leland Maschmeyer


But before we can redesign society,
we must first learn to
see the world as a commons
.

Thesis 01
Some people see the world as a battleground, while others see it as a commons.

Thesis 09
Those who see the world as a battleground strive to suppress surprise from others. “Loose cannons” are dangerous.

Thesis 10
Those who see the world as a battleground revel in what they’ve made impossible for others. Those who see the world as a commons revel in what they have made possible with others.

Thesis 14
As in battle, as in a market economy: for every plus there must be a minus. This is the essence of profit.

Thesis 51
He who sees the world as a battleground requires an opponent. Lacking an opponent, he lacks an identity. And a future for his past.

If the previous centuries were about protecting the world from the tragedy of the commons, then this century will be about redesigning society to promote their triumph.


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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:09 AM

1. du rec. nt

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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:02 AM

2. Nice!

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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:59 AM

3. The book is online free on the creator's webpage.

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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:11 AM

4. Thesis number 10 is brilliant! nt

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