To Common: a Lifestyle we have to relearn?

Check out this post on OntheCommons and the video of a speech by Professor Louis Wolcher from the University of Washington it links to.

For me, the most important meaning of the commons is not a pasture, it’s not an ocean, it is the shared imagination of people in solidarity with one another, confronting a world that is falling apart before our eyes.

Watching the full speech entitled “The Meaning of the Commons”, is well worth the 25 minutes. In the end Wolcher cites an Economist article that was published after the IASC conference in Cheltenham in 2008.