Housing commons - links

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Elinor Ostrom – 8 principles for managing a commons

Guardian – second home ownership is destroying coastal towns. The housing commons can help solve this problem.

Guardian – corporate landlordism offers no security for poor people, even in times of crisis.

Mutual Credit Services – will provide help and advice for local groups looking to set up a housing commons in their community

Use-credit obligations – the idea that underpins the housing commons.

Why your house is a terrible investment – funny article about why houses make terrible investments (although it’s usually about security first, investment second). Housing commons solves the first problem and makes the second irrelevant.

There’s a crash coming – a slap from Mother Nature. This isn’t pessimistic; it’s realistic.

The human impact on nature and on each other is accelerating and needs systemic change to reverse.

We’re not advocating poverty, or a hair-shirt existence. We advocate changes that will mean better lives for almost everyone.

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