With Pat Conaty of New Economics Foundation and Cooperatives UK
- 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.
Kevin Carson’s review of the Resilience Imperative
Transcript on LowImpact.org.