Currently there is no automatic mechanism within the market to protect and build the commons, nor any institution that exists to do so. The commons can be understood as the foundational human, social and natural value that supports life and determines the degree to which communities and individuals can be free to flourish- free to
Ethical solutions and social enterprise are a necessary but insufficient basis for systemic economic change. Words like ‘systemic,’ are not easily comprehended from within our mechanistic culture.
A local Commons Equity Society creates a domestic economy in which everyone involved is personally invested – whatever their role. Sharing surplus profit in the right way creates transformative virtuous circles of motivation, investment and capability through a whole new level of civil society funding. Imagine a town called Wellbeing where… community wellbeing thrives. Its
THE PROBLEM WE ARE ADDRESSING An economic system that has been described as "unstable, unsustainable, unfair and unhappy" (i) OUR PROJECT The Commons Equity Society is a new model of company ownership, finance and distribution that addresses each of the above dysfunctions. It is a re-imagination of the mutual ownership tradition of Great Britain. We
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