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New Tribes On The Global Commons

John Ford Formal policy institutions for the most part operate in a heirarchical model to collate and disseminate information and human resources. Because institutions are made up of people, they have a inherent need to maintain the organizational structure far … Continue reading

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Magna Carta On The Commons

John Ford The law locks up the man or woman Who steals the goose from off the common But lets the greater villain loose Who steals the common from the goose Magna Carta was not far from the minds of … Continue reading

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Sovereign Credit Money As A Public Resource

John Ford The role of public credit money on the Commons serves principally the purpose of fostering cooperation among people because it is based on a system of exchange that works best by encouraging interdependence among us. It cannot work … Continue reading

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Tally Sticks And Usury Free Zones

John Ford The economic rights that were secured through these two charters were not only dependent upon access rights to grazing, pannage and woods, but also dependent on a stable system of exchange and coinage. Transactions were carried out in … Continue reading

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