The Good Life for All – A Useful Utopia by Alexandra Strickner, Dec 14, 2016
What institutions and infrastructures are needed so all people can lead good lives? Good lives demand more than consumption paid with money. The commons-what belongs to everyone and is used in common: natural, social and cultural common goods like water, raw materials, land, knowledge and their social control-is an alternative to the growth economy.
An environmentally-friendly and socially-just economy requires ecological and social cost truths and just global rules in trade and investment. A society without consumerism and growth pressure and with much more cooperation cannot simply be decreed from above. The way to these infrastructures needs searching, experimenting and openness for learning.