Elinor “Lin” Ostrom (born Elinor Claire Awan; August 7, 1933 – June 12, 2012) was an American political economist whose work was associated with the New Institutional Economics and the resurgence of political economy. In 2009, she shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Oliver E. Williamson for “her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons”. To date, she remains the only woman to win The Prize in Economics.
Online in Google+, in forums all over the internet, in Youtube videos, there are people writing and talking about the opposite of the current government/commerce hegemony as defined in Systems of Survival by Jane Jacobs.
There is an expectation of a sudden tipping point in the natural and human systems away from top secret, intellectual property, copyright, capitalism for the 1%, me the consumer, and an evolution of the Commons, Open-Source Everything, We the Community.
The Commons.ca Organizations that thrive in the future will do so because they understand the power of the commons. We see this already, especially online. The shared economy of open source is is winning out over siloed corporations. New social movements are more about networks than organizations. As knowledge becomes our most powerful currency, these scenarios will play out again and again – both off and on line.
References: Systems of Survival by Jane Jacobs basic model for symbiosis between government and commerce.
Open-Source Everything Manifesto by Robert David Steele