The Commons is historically a place that is shared by a community for communal use.  The article, Theft of the Commons at Thom Hartmann’s website, sees it at something that took away from the communal aspect of society in Europe.  http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2010/04/theft-commons-tradition  I had read that this was to help peasants get ahead.  Do you know about this or have an opinion?

Roger Mason’s upcoming seminar on December 9th will be about the Shakers, an experimental community in the U.S.  Here’s a website I found that talks about this community that came out of the Quakers: http://www.maineshakers.com/history.html

The intent with this blog is for the WISR community to have a place to communicate about for instance, what individuals are working on or comments related to seminars.  If you give each entry a Category Name, it will be organized on the side of the page that way as well as by month.  Let’s hear what you have to say…….

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  1. Distributive Justice is not so easy if:
    1) When a child agrees to share candy fairly and goes around using the “one for you, one for you, one for you” method and each one receives the same number of candies with none left over, all is well. But what happens when there is an uneven number and a leftover? Who gets the leftover?
    2) In a kingdom far away, the emperor has decided that he has heard enough bickering between two mice who cannot decide how to fairly share a piece of cheese. So the emperor appoints a cat to settle the dispute. The cat breaks the cheese into two pieces and then weighs each and finds one a little heavier than the other so takes a bite out of it and weighs them again with the same result. The cat continues to nibble on the heavier piece trying to even out the two pieces until the cheese is all gone. When the mice complain, the cat threatens to eat them too.

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