Tag Archives: The Commons

The Next New Common

The day was not only the birthday of Victor Hugo (1802) and Buffalo Bill Cody (1846) and Jackie Gleason (1916) and Fats Domino (1928) and Johnny Cash (1932) – celebrate who you will – but on Friday, February 26, 1919, … Continue reading

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What We Share

It’s October, so that means baseball – the playoffs and the World Series. That’s been going on since 1903, although it didn’t used to be so complicated – no multiple divisions and wild-card slots for teams that weren’t the best … Continue reading

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The Story We’re Sticking To

As discussed in some detail earlier, Americans do argue over what constitutes The Commons – resources that are collectively owned, and thus owned by no one. And the process by which the commons are transformed into private property is called … Continue reading

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Meeting on the Commons

Friday, February 26, in history – on this day, in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure establishing Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, and on February 26, 1929, President Calvin Coolidge signed a measure establishing Grand Teton National Park … Continue reading

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Slapping Down the Invisible Hand

Change may be in the air. Conor Friedersdorf, subbing for Andrew Sullivan at the Atlantic, decided it was time to quote Eric Hoffer in The True Believer: When people are ripe for a mass movement, they are usually ripe for … Continue reading

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