- Over a billion people in the world depend on commons for some or all of their livelihood.
- The commons is an excellent way of provisioning, but it’s a disempowered part of the economy, that’s taken for granted.
- There should be a limit to property rights; and certain things shouldn’t be privately owned at all – like land. If land is privately owned, you’re setting up the potential to rack-rent people. Community land trusts, for example, by taking land out of the market, can reduce by half the cost of housing.
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