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David Bollier

Entries by David Bollier

The Commons as a Rising Alternative to State and Market

(34) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 8:32 AM

Jeremy Rifkin's new book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society, brings welcome new attention to the commons just as it begins to explode in countless new directions. His book focuses on one of the most significant vectors of commons-based innovation -- the Internet and digital technologies -- and documents how the...

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How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own

(2) Comments | Posted March 19, 2009 | 4:10 PM

The Bush Administration achieved a virtual lockdown of American political culture for eight years, bringing policy innovation to an utter standstill. So consider this improbable fact: one of the most significant achievements in open, participatory democracy in history burst forth during the Bush years.

Working in the parallel universe...

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