The Commons: the act of negligence in the creation of wealth

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Would governments and companies think twice and half when facing problems before taking decisions? I think they would not! They just think twice: government action and market competition. In fact, these two power entities are usually seen as the only effective elements for managing resources. However, in recent years there is a half part of solutions that have been largely forgotten: the Commons. This concept, brings a wide variety of phenomena, such as systems to social, economic and political-legal for the management of shared resources and passable from generation to generation in an equitable and sustainable. With this in mind, it may refer the common features that a given community builds and preserves, (parks, streets, libraries), local resources that everyone has the right (forests) and transnational features any human being needs to survive (the common atmosphere, including water and biodiversity). But the commons is not only limited out there, they also include “gift economies”, for example, the science that favour the creation and dissemination of research and information. Internet such as “pregnant” inalienable and untouchable resources created and maintained by people with overlapping affinities. Although there are countless varieties of common goods, most of them very idiosyncratic and internalized in different cultures, most correspond to three levels: gifts of nature, creation and intangible materials.
I think it is crucial to speak without reservation and discuss the questions which concern the common good because these discussions will enable us to directly identify a variety of resources which, the control and use, the common people or communities in general have specific political and moral interests.
Without overstatement, a large portion of this common is converted into private property to be later in auctioned in the market. This is one of the greatest injustices of our times, but political world tend to ignore it. For example, when I returned to Guinea-Bissau I saw one of the beaches of sector of Quinhemel (Biombo, Guinea-Bissau) had been sold. How can a beach, which I attended for free many years, the land of my ancestors and the land where I was born and grown, be now a private property? Are we in a situation of enclosure of the commons? In final remarks, I would say that the neo-liberal political systems are responsible for enclosure of our resources by markets, because the political economies of developed societies proclaim that the active resources are underexploited market.

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2 Responses to “The Commons: the act of negligence in the creation of wealth”

  1. ngoziokei Says:

    I totally agree with you (Marcos Dju) bacause it is the neo-liberal political systems are responsible for enclosure of our resources by markets, due to the political economies of developed societies proclaim that the active resources are underexploited market. When we look around us, we can see that large portion of the communities are converted into private property which is later auctioned in the market. One can see that our railway system services is being owned privately and no more by the British government. This present government of PM (David Cameroon) wants to carry out this neo-liberal political system, by privatilizing the NHS Department services. This will definitely affect the commoners in this country. Especially the low or unskilled workers. We should not forget the resent youth riots, that took place resently all over the country, which costed this government a lot of pounds to maintain the police officers and peace in the environment.

    • Marcos Dju Says:

      Thank you very much for opinion. I it’s important to look at to this question with concern. King regards, Marcos

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