“Commons” is a blog of http://wisrville.org/ for students, faculty and others of the Western Institute for Social Research (WISR pronounced “wiser”) who want to engage in discussion about a variety of topics we are developing in our social research studies. [To find out more about WISR, go to our website, http://www.wisr.edu ]  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…….

To those readers who aren’t part of WISR’s programs, we welcome your comments and hope that you will tell us how what you read relates to your experience.  We see ourselves as builders of knowledge and hope you will join us on this path.

The Commons is historically a place that is shared by a community for communal use. Thearticle, Theft of the Commons at Thom Hartmann’s website, sees it at something that took away from the communal aspect of society in Europe.  [ go to: 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?

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