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As alternative energy advocate Steve Baer once noted, the commons is often ignored in economic analysis. He used a humble analogy to name this "the clothesline paradox": When you put your clothes in the dryer, the energy you use is measured and counted, but when you hang them on the line, the energy "disappears" from the measured economy.
Mass collaboration is the future of competitive advantage in business.
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The first day of the Land and Poverty Conference, as I approached the World Bank from H Street, I noticed several homeless people still sleeping on the benches outside.
This special section is dedicated to documenting a upcoming conference to be held in Berlin on May 22-24, 2014, on Commons-Oriented Economics  .
This wiki section is dedicated to the topic of "How do we make Peer Production sustainable?
We’ve been working on the Trading Spaces concept for about a year. It's exciting to be sharing a year's worth of thinking about innovative ways of increasing collaborative activity on high streets that doesn't rely on local residents to be simply consumers --> but partners, makers and social investors as well. It's an integration strategy that challenges the idea that commercial local retail businesses and social projects should continue to seek sustainability separately, but instead aims to find points of mutual benefit, engineering a creative form of ‘radical collaboration’.
If you've ever found yourself on the phone with a customer service representative telling you it would cost more to fix your electric tea kettle than to just buy a new one, you are well acquainted with the concept of " planned obsolescence ."
A new brand of CSA is offering a different sort of sustenance: fresh, local art by Staff, Utne Reader January-February 2012
It's one of the first things we learn as kids: How to share. But this practice usually fades as we become adults.