A review of medieval commons, Peter Linebaugh’s history of Magna Carta, and Karl Polanyi’s The Great Transformation.
These podcasts are keyed to my syllabus, “The Rise of the Commons,” under the “Commons Resources” dropdown menu above. Weeks 1 and 2 will be posted shortly. Here, Week 3, provides an overview of the philsophy behind private property rights, the fallacies of the “tragedy of the commons,” and the moral and social dynamics of gift-exchange within communities. Below, John Locke.