In our hyper-capitalist, neo-liberal world, belief in the superiority of private property and the free market verges on the religious. In the case of the Republican Party – it borders on the fundamentalist. But as powerful as the idea of the free market might be – especially here in the United States – the truth is that it’s not the only way or organizing our society There is a real alternative to the endless commodification of resources and accumulation of wealth. It’s called The Commons – and my guest for tonight’s Conversations with Great Minds is one of the world’s foremost experts on it. Joining me now is David Bollier – Activist -Co-Founder of the Commons Strategies Group – and author numerous books – including “Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons.”

SHARE
Thom is a four-time Project Censored-award-winning, New York Times best-selling author. His national daily progressive radio talk show is distributed to radio stations nationwide by Westwood One, Pacifica, and Free Speech TV. More people listen daily to the Thom Hartmann Program than any other progressive talk show in the nation.