Tag: David Bollier

David Bollier: The Plot to Privatize Common Knowledge

March 2015

How patents, copyrights, and trademarks have been grossly distorted—even Barbie is tied up in court.

David Bollier: The Great Promise of Social Co-Operatives

November 2014

A practical alternative to corporate economic control already exists.

David Bollier: Think Like A Commoner

March 2014

Slow food makes for fast learning.

David Bollier: Squandering Our Genetic Heritage

August 2010 Russian court jeopardizes a historic seed bank—and our ability to adapt to climate change.

David Bollier: The Couchsurfing Culture

August 2010 The gift economy is alive and global among a network of "Couchsurfers" who stay in strangers' homes while traveling.

David Bollier: Buying Respectability? Pepsi Funds a Fellowship to Study Obesity and Diabetes

July 2010 In an effort to spin its image as a health-conscious company, Pepsi endows a fellowship at Yale. What sorts of corporate endowments could be next? What does this spell for independent research?

David Bollier: The Enclosure of the Gulf of Mexico

July 2010 The noxious gusher of oil flowing from one mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico is an unprecedented environmental disaster, no doubt about it. But will we learn the right lessons from it?

David Bollier: A New Global Landmark for Free Speech

June 2010 The Icelandic Modern Media Initiative will provide unparalleled protection for online journalists and whistleblowers.

David Bollier: What Financial Crisis?

June 2010 Wall Street and Washington collude to sabotage meaningful financial reform.

David Bollier: Reintegrating Mind, Life and Matter

June 2010 We're destroying our environment because we've killed the ties between mind and nature.

David Bollier: Big Pharma’s Enclosure of Academic Medicine

May 2010 How drug marketers have thoroughly corrupted academic medicine.

David Bollier: Should Genes be Patentable?

April 2010 A federal court strikes down gene patents for breast cancer.

David Bollier: When Art Worked

March 2010 How New Deal art helped remake democratic culture.

David Bollier: Our Psychic Connections to Nature

March 2010 Now there is a name for the emotional distress caused by ecological destruction.