Bernie Sanders: Can He Rise to the Moment as Hillary Clinton is Indicted and Joe Biden Co-Conspires with Elizabeth Warren?

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders is at the single most significant turning point in his life. Against all odds (greater odds than those faced by Donald Trump) he has mobilized a generation and restored some semblance of social and economic justice to the Democratic Party’s notional position.

It is virtually certain that Hillary Clinton will be indicted before the convention, opening the path for Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren to emerge as the “sensible” alternatives to what many see as two impossible choices. Donald Trump — still our favorite for pure disruption reasons — has begun to self-destruct — if he does not get a professional policy staff that can address all threats and all policies with evidence-based decision-support in the context of a balanced budget, America will be voting for “least idiot” rather  than “best president.”

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May 28

David Bollier: Why the Commons?

David Bollier

David Bollier

Commoning as a Transformative Social Paradigm

Every so often I am invited to write a piece that in effect answers the question, “Why the commons?”  I invariably find new answers to that question each time that I re-engage with it.  My latest attempt is an essay, “Commoning as a Transformative Social Paradigm,” which I wrote for the Next System Project as part of its series of proposals for systemic alternatives. 

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May 25

Answers on Smart Cities + Smart City RECAP

Robert David Steele

Robert David Steele

I’m looking for examples of the most cutting edge uses of technology in smart cities. What’s your thinking on the future of smart cities? If you were doing research on the future of cities, what would you focus on?

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May 19