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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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Currency Commons: Power To The people

John Ford If a revisionist view of the Commons is what we are looking for, then the message from both Magna Carta and Charter of the Forest is plain. Political and legal rights can only exist within a sustainable economy … 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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