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Life’s economy is primarily based on collaborative rather than competitive advantage

By on May 26, 2017

This post originally appeared on Medium.com A holistic understanding of modern evolutionary biology suggests that life evolves by a process of diversification and subsequent integration of diversity through collaboration (John Stewart in BioSystems, 2014). As our focus shifts from individuals and individual species as the unit of survival to the collective of life — its complex dynamic... Continue reading

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Navigating System Transition in a Volatile Century

By on May 25, 2017

In Navigating System Transition in a Volatile Century, Michael Lewis puts forward a vision for a new global economic system built from the ground up. Structured on values such as resilience, cooperation, decentralized and democratic ownership, the commons, and dependence on nature in demand, Lewis’s model is based on “cooperative economic democracy” and the solidarity... Continue reading

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The Future is a “Pluriverse”- An Interview with David Bollier on the Potential of the Commons

By on May 21, 2017

The Transnational Institute for Social Ecology, an Athens-based group with a commitment to democratic and ecological cities, recently published an interview with me, conducted by Antonis Brumas and Yavor Tarinski.  Among the topics discussed: the compatibility of commons and markets; the potential of urban commons; the links between commons and ecology; and my sense of... Continue reading

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