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What is the most outrageous thought that you could have today?

What if every year your community won the lottery and there was a big new pot of money to spend on people, buildings, land and nature – in fact on anything that would improve life for you and your community? Imagine every year, everyone had a vote to decide on what this money should be

10 Reasons to Leave Your Company to Your Workers When You Retire

It’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity: Selling to employees can yield a better price, preserve a legacy, keep jobs and profits local—and maybe even eradicate inequality. Thus is one way that a Commons Equity Society can grow. Rob Brown posted Nov 13, 2015 reposted from YES magazine http://www.yesmagazine.org/ This article is part of New Economy Week, a collaboration

Imagine

Imagine if you were part of a community that had almost unlimited resources to invest in community assets, people and nature Imagine new kinds of businesses and ‘banks’ being the heroes of society because of the real wealth and wellbeing they create for everyone! Imagine businesses being so much part of the community that customers

Distributing power – the underlying conceptual insight for the Commons Corporation

The hypothesis driving our project is that if power is truly shared then the natural capacity of people to collaborate can be relied on to ensure success. Power attracts fear and desire – ultimate accountability rests with the top boss in any system. National politicians must claim to be powerful, must accept accountability, otherwise they

Article Published about the Elysia Commons in Italy

Aurelio Riccioli of Istituto per la Tripartizioni, an Italian blog that represents the idea of managing the social commonwealth along the 3-fold lines of culture, economy and justice, came across the Elysia Commmons while carrying out his research. He has worked his way through our literature and come to meet us and now he has

Inter-sector Connections

We are publishing a series of blog posts that dip into a future in which the Commons Corporation has become part of life so that we can share how it will feel... In this moment two mothers are talking about education and in particular new possibilities that have emerged for one because of inter-sector funding

Regenerative Ownership – A New Solution For The New Economy

Regenerative ownership re-balances the benefits of ownership between you, me and us in an equitable way by replenishing human and natural capital and reconnecting wealth creation with the common good. Rather than focusing on individual companies or the ethical largesse of individuals for a solution to the systemic financial and economic issues we face, this

Elysia Commons at Marmalade

A Journey to The Elysia Commons In April 2015 the Ellysia Commons team presented the model as one of several events at the  Marmalade Social Enterprise Festival in Oxford. Our invitation to participants was to visit a business model from the future that we can help to build now.

What If?

What if we were able to transform the landscape of capitalism without undermining enterprise and private ownership? What if we were able to mutualize the market rather than individual companies? What if we had automatic mechanisms in place that could manage surplus in a way that replenishes human and natural capital and manages shared wealth

Internet Radio Broadcast

We're happy to share that an interview with Sebastian Parsons, founder and designer of the Elysia Commons, Thursday the 8th April 2015 broadcast an interview on Lighthouse NetCast a new internet radio station. Visit www.lighthousenetcast.com