The Resource Silent theft : the private plunder of our common wealth, David Bollier

Silent theft : the private plunder of our common wealth, David Bollier

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Silent theft : the private plunder of our common wealth
Title
Silent theft
Title remainder
the private plunder of our common wealth
Statement of responsibility
David Bollier
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Silent Theft, David Bollier argues that a great untold story of our time is the staggering privatization and abuse of our common wealth. Corporations are engaged in a relentless plunder of dozens of resources that we collectively own - publicly funded medical breakthroughs, software innovation, the airwaves, the public domain of creative works, and even the DNA of plants, animals, and humans. Too often, however, our government turns a blind eye - or sometimes helps give away our assets." "Amazingly, the silent theft of our shared wealth has gone largely unnoticed because we have lost our ability to see the commons. Spooling out one outrageous story after another, Bollier skillfully weaves together debates about the Internet, the environment, biotechnology, and the communications revolution. His fresh and compelling critique illuminates a rarely explored landscape in our political and cultural life."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bollier, David
Dewey number
306.3/2/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HB846.5
LC item number
.B65 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public goods
  • Commons
  • Capitalism
  • Biens collectifs
  • Communaux
  • Capitalisme
  • Collectieve goederen
  • Gemene gronden
  • Kapitalisme
  • Öffentliches Gut
  • Privatisierung
  • USA
Label
Silent theft : the private plunder of our common wealth, David Bollier
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-250) and indexes
Contents
  • Can the Internet Commons Be Saved?
  • The Privatization of Public Knowledge
  • Enclosing the Academic Commons
  • The Commercialization of Culture and Public Spaces
  • The Giveaway of Federal Drug Research and Information Resources
  • Protecting the Commons
  • The Commons: Another Kind of Property
  • Strategies for Protecting the Commons
  • The Commons, Gift Economies, and Enclosure
  • Reclaiming the Narrative of the Commons
  • The Stubborn Vitality of the Gift Economy
  • When Markets Enclose the Commons
  • Varieties of Market Enclosure
  • Enclosing the Commons of Nature
  • The Colonization of Frontier Commons
  • The Abuse of the Public's Natural Resources
Extent
1 online resource (x, 260 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868950586
Label
Silent theft : the private plunder of our common wealth, David Bollier
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-250) and indexes
Contents
  • Can the Internet Commons Be Saved?
  • The Privatization of Public Knowledge
  • Enclosing the Academic Commons
  • The Commercialization of Culture and Public Spaces
  • The Giveaway of Federal Drug Research and Information Resources
  • Protecting the Commons
  • The Commons: Another Kind of Property
  • Strategies for Protecting the Commons
  • The Commons, Gift Economies, and Enclosure
  • Reclaiming the Narrative of the Commons
  • The Stubborn Vitality of the Gift Economy
  • When Markets Enclose the Commons
  • Varieties of Market Enclosure
  • Enclosing the Commons of Nature
  • The Colonization of Frontier Commons
  • The Abuse of the Public's Natural Resources
Extent
1 online resource (x, 260 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868950586

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