Coverart for item
The Resource Silent theft : the private plunder of our common wealth, David Bollier, (electronic resource)

Silent theft : the private plunder of our common wealth, David Bollier, (electronic resource)

Label
Silent theft : the private plunder of our common wealth
Title
Silent theft
Title remainder
the private plunder of our common wealth
Statement of responsibility
David Bollier
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bollier, David
Dewey number
338.9/25/0973
LC call number
HB846.5
LC item number
.B65 2002eb
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
ebrary, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capitalism
  • Commons
  • Public goods
Summary expansion
Until a 1998 federal court decision, a Minnesota publisher claimed a monopoly on access to all federal court decisions. A Texas company recently filed a patent on a kind of rice grown in India for centuries. Other businesses now claim ownership of mathematical algorithms embedded in software, valuable public lands acquired for five dollars an acre, and icebergs that they plan to transport and sell as fresh water. In Silent Theft, David Bollier argues that a great untold story of our time is the staggering privatization and abuse of our common wealth. Corporations are engaged in a relentless plunder of dozens of resources that we collectively own-publicly funded medical breakthroughs, software innovation, the airwaves, the public domain of creative works, and even the DNA of plants, animals and humans. Too often, however, our government turns a blind eye-or sometimes helps give away our assets. Amazingly, the silent theft of our shared wealth has gone largely unnoticed because we have lost ourability to see the commons. Spooling out one outrageous story after another, Bollier skillfully weaves together debates about the Internet, the environment, biotechnology, and the communications revolution. His fresh and compelling critique illuminates a rarely explored landscape in our political and cultural life. Crisp and revelatory, Silent Theft is a bold attempt to develop a new language of the commons and, in the face of a market order that knows no bounds, to outline an ambitious new project for reclaiming our common wealth
Label
Silent theft : the private plunder of our common wealth, David Bollier, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-250) and indexes
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001103724
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 260 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780415932646
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001103724
Label
Silent theft : the private plunder of our common wealth, David Bollier, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-250) and indexes
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001103724
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 260 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780415932646
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001103724

Library Locations

    • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
Processing Feedback ...