New Report Public Assets, Private Profits
|January 9, 2007||Posted by Staff under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
Awesome New Report
More Taking Without Making
Attention all readers! You need to see this report, written by David Bollier and published by the New America Foundation. The report is called Public Assets, Private Profits: Reclaiming the American Commons in an Age of Market Enclosure.
As Gary Ruskin says in Commercial Alert: “The report is especially useful because its scope is broad. It describes in detail the commercialization and commodification of so much, including our culture, natural resources, information resources, children’s lives, intellectual property, the Internet, federal drug research, the electromagnetic spectrum, etc. It reminds us of why the commons and the gift economy are so important to strong communities and a good society.”
To order a hard copy ($10, postage included) contact Andrew Harig, New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave., NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20009. Or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
A longer version of the report will be available in book form next year, under the title of Silent Theft. You can contact the author, David Bollier, at email@example.com.
And be sure to visit the Common Assets Headquarters
Once you have seen the report, share your opinion here!