c. David Boillier: What is the Commons?

DAVID BOILLIER: WHAT IS THE COMMONS?

USA
2013
, 23 min 37 sec

David Bollier is an activist, writer and policy strategist who studies the commons and tries to protect it (‘the word commons’ is singular and plural). In short we can state that his definition of the commons is that most basically it is about shared resources that a given community wants to manage for the collective benefit of everyone with an accent on fairness and sustainability of the resource.

In this fragment he elaborates on the concept of the commons as well as the practical (managing resources) and political (critique to the political status quo of this present time towards the commons) sense of it. He responds to critiques and specifies why he is a pro-activist when it comes to a different approach of the commons.