The Healing Logic of the Commons

           Thank you.  This is my first time at the Caux Forum for Human Security, but I can already tell that I am among friends, with entire tracks on “healing memory,” “just governance,” “living sustainably” and “inclusive economics.”  In the next few minutes, I want to give you a brief introduction to the commons as a very old but also very new paradigm for human governance.  In introducing the commons, I hope to persuade you that it is a potentially transformative idea that carries with it a powerful healing logic.