Jay Walljasper's Field Guide to the Commons (Podcast)



You know the word, but do you really know what the commons is? Hint: you're a stakeholder. The commons is the internet, the atmosphere, the airwaves, and the oceans. It's the stuff that belongs to everybody and nobody. After being editor of the Utne Reader for years, Jay Walljasper wrote All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons. In our conversation, Jay expands the definition of what the commons is (song lyrics, fisheries, libraries, dance steps, and genetic research), and tells how a commons-based revolution can challenge market absolutism.

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