Weston of the University of Iowa Law School in writing a major research essay on commons law and human rights. We recently completed a first draft of a lengthy treatise, "Regenerating the Human Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment in the Commons Renaissance. " We hope to post this draft online soon and/or publish a revised version in a few months (early 2012). The Commons Law Project is an ecological governance initiative that Professor Weston and I are pursuing in cooperation with The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR) and the Vermont Law School Environmental Law Center (VLS-ELC). Rights-based and commons driven, the Project seeks to recover and refurbish the law of the commons from Roman times, the Magna Carta, and points before and since to put forward a new contemporary law of the ecological commons grounded in human rights. News and perspectives on the commons. Sharing is the Biggest Secret in the Global Economy.
There’s more than Olympics and Elections going on in the coming months. 2012 has been named International Year of Cooperatives by the United Nations in recognition of the fact that more than 800 million people around the world belong to one of these economic networks.
Coops flourish in all sectors of modern society proving that sharing is a practical economic model. They represent a commons-based alternative to both the private market and state controlled enterprises. Four in ten Canadians are coop members (70 percent in the province of Quebec). Differentiating The Anarchy Economy From The Sharing Economy. So which does your household participate in: the Anarchy economy, the Sharing economy, or both?
I'm not a big fan of the word Anarchy. It implies chaos and conjures images of masked mobs, smoke grenades, and police beat downs. But if our global financial system isn't in a state of chaos, just what state is it in then? I have been involved with the Sharing Economy and Collaborative Consumption movement full time since 2006. That is the year I helped research and co-author the first municipal response plan for dealing with the effects of collapsing currencies and resource scarcity. Legit. L'autonomie est-elle l'avenir de notre société? Collaborative Fund. Spinlister: Peer-To-Peer Bike Sharing Gets Rolling. If you’ve been hiding from the Internet for the last five years, you can be forgiven for not knowing about the collaborative consumption economy.
It’s everywhere. It’s like this: You have stuff. The Gen Y Guide to Collaborative Consumption. When our parents graduated from college, the bachelor’s degree was a coveted badge of honor.
It gave applicants instant cred (and usually a larger paycheck) no matter what the job. Now, having a bachelor’s degree does nothing to make an applicant stand out from the masses. And if you’re applying for a job well below your skill level because you’re desperate for a paycheck, that B.S. degree will probably get your carefully crafted resume tossed in the trash. American youth are slowly realizing that the old system is broken, and no longer holds the answer to all their dreams and desires. We’re discovering that stable, satisfying careers can be found outside the offices and factories around which our parents and grandparents built their lives. HBR-Shared-Value-Creation.png (642×844) Can China Lead The Development Of The Shared Value Economy?