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What Elinor Ostrom Can Tell Us About Housing and Land Use Governance The UK and many other Western countries have …
It is easy to reduce the experience of this pandemic to a story about top-level decision-making, interactions on the international stage, and the ballooning of state power. But to do so is to miss the other half of the story. For distancing and self-isolation policies to work, they have had to be enacted and reinforced at the scale of neighbourhoods – or even households.
Could UBI be a partial solution to the financial problems introduced by the novel coronavirus? Otto Lehto argues that we should implement UBI as a permanent reform of the welfare system rather than as a temporary emergency measure with a sunset clause.
Sophia Ostler takes us into her fieldwork research on the governance of the Colombian drug trade, illuminating the role of extra-legal governance in supporting the trade, the importance of women in the coca-leaf economy, and the bountiful insights that qualitative research brings to economics.
Over the last two decades online services have transformed from a product of a multitude of enterprises to being dominated by a handful of corporate-owned platforms such as Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Amazon… These platforms play an increasing role governing commercial exchange, as well as civil discussion, with plausibly pernicious implications for liberal democracy. As I propose in a recent paper, blockchains offer a promising solution to this danger by helping to displace corporate ownership in favor of common platforms sustained by users themselves.