Recently, I asked an American woman whether she’d moved to Paris in 1952 because she’d fallen in love with a Frenchman. Without missing a beat, she said, “It’s a little more complicated than that. Read more »
With many US city governments now declaring bankruptcy and cutting vital services, local officials may be wise to take the lead from Brazil and get their constituents directly involved in tough budgetary decisions. Read more »
One of the most vexing problems for voters in states that allow ballot initiatives is determining how to separate the truth from heavily-funded, misleading messaging from special interests. Read more »
Over the summer, Shareable.net and SF Public Press collaborated on a major investigation of San Francisco's Treasure Island redevelopment as a case study in how Shareable ideals are shaped by market and political forces. Read more »
On September 23rd, the Community Organizing Resource Exchange (CORE) conference will launch their movement to bring authentic community to neighborhoods, cities, civil society, social enterprises, and beyond. Read more »
You're in the park surrounded by swaying willows, or maybe knee deep in goldenrod in someone's backyard, or sunk into the couch in a small apartment on Cayuga Street.
Usually, one way or another, a circle is formed. Read more »
In part one of this series, “How to Barter, Give, and Get Stuff,” attorney Janelle Orsi explores the legal ramifications of “third economy” transactions that happen without money, through barter, gifting, time banks, and other. Read more »