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Sunday, September 23 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Land as Commons

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Why It Matters

One of the main reasons our current economic system doesn’t work for everyone is because the revenue flow from the commons has been privatized. This privatization is one of the root causes of economic recessions, wealth inequality, ecological destruction, as well as social and cultural decline.

All of nature is community wealth, including—and especially—land. As communities become more attractive to live in, land becomes increasingly scarce and more expensive to live on. But since the value of land is created by the community, it therefore belongs to the community. Land has to be owned in common, and whenever people use land for themselves, they need to reimburse their local community for their exclusive use of it.


Martin Adams

MARTIN ADAMS is a systems thinker and author. As a child, it pained him to see most people struggling while a few were living in opulence. This inspired in him a lifelong quest to co-create a fair and sustainable world in collaboration with others. As a graduate of a business school... Read More →

Sunday September 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am PDT