Sustaining our commonwealth of nature and knowledge
Free (open access)
Volume 1 (2006), Issue 3
236 - 244
This lecture will address issues of sustainability in the context of two somewhat opposite difficulties in managing our commonwealth: the problem of non-enclosure of the truly scarce (nature) and that of enclosure of the truly non-scarce (knowledge). Policy reforms respecting both the capacities and limitations of the market in each case will be considered. In closing, a third type of commonwealth, neither nature nor knowledge but institutions, is briefly discussed in terms of the example of fiat money.
commonwealth, drawdown, global economy, knowledge, nature, private riches, public wealth, rivalness, scarce, sustain