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What are the commons?

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The commons are a new way of expressing a very old idea: that some things belong to everyone and as a whole, they comprise a set of resources that should be actively protected and managed. It is made up of things we inherit or create together and that we hope to leave to future generations as a legacy. The "procumún" includes natural resources like the air, water, oceans, wildlife, deserts and also shared "assets" such as the Internet, radio-electric space used for broadcasts, numbers, and common ground. It obviously includes a great many social creations: libraries, parks, public spaces, in addition to scientific research, creative works, and the public knowledge we have amassed over centuries. Antonio Lafuente.




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