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Clive M.



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May 11, 2012

What attracted you to the School of Commoning?

I'm learning about the commons and thinking about referencing money creation to land and resources. I wanted to come to the Commons in the House of Commons event but couldn't make it. However, the feedback from people on the Critical Thinking course and the Occupy Economics Working Group was highly complimentary and convinced me I need to learn more with a view to helping create a better world.

Which type of commons - cultural (including knowledge and digital), natural (land, forests, waters, etc) material (e.g. physical peer production and worker cooperatives) is of the most interest to you?

Difficult to say. Having been an ardent supporter and user of free software for some years I'm interested in IP issues and how we avoid the monetisation of ideas while ensuring people are fairly rewarded for the value they create. My analysis suggests that our banking and monetary system is the cancer at the heart of our civilisation but is poorly understood, even by economists. If we are to achieve positive change for a freer, fairer world we need radical reform of money creation. I envisage three types of currency. National currency related to the value of all land held in common. Money centrally created would be spent into the economy to create infrastructure and commercial activity. Land rents would fund basic income and public services. International currency would be based on a basket of goods relevant to the outputs of individual nations. Local currencies could exist within national boundaries. I'm relatively ignorant on other aspects of the commons but keen to learn.


Run the Critical Thinking course at the Free University and a member of the Occupy London Economics Working Group. Financial services background. Interest in free software, tai-chi, music and changing the world

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