Publication date: 4/1/2013
Point Reyes Books - Jon's favorite bookstore
IndieBound (local bookseller)
Barnes & Noble
- Jan 01, 2008
- The Parallel Economy of the Commons
It is an article of faith among economists that a resource without a private property regime is destined for overuse. Yet on Bali, an island in the Indonesian archipelago, that [...]
- Sep 04, 2007
- Good Bye Night Sky
There was a time, a few days ago in human history, really, when people spent a lot of time looking at the sky at night. To read Greek mythology, and [...]
- Apr 30, 2002
- Our Neglected Wealth
For a preview of the next big turn of the political wheel, we might consider a drama that is unfolding in the realm of computers and the World Wide Web. [...]
- Dec 01, 2009
- Looking Backward: Economics and the Cult of Yesterday
GDP and productivity don’t measure what’s really going on in the economy—or in people’s lives. Jonathan Rowe on measuring what matters.
- Mar 12, 2008
- The Gross Domestic Product
Testimony of Jonathan Rowe Co-director of the West Marin Commons Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Interstate Commerce, Trade and Tourism March 12, 2008 [...]
- Oct 11, 1995
- If the GDP Is Up, Why Is America Down?
Why we need new measures of progress, why we do not have them, and how they would change the social and political landscape
- Oct 24, 2010
- The Missing Sector
Enlarging Our Sense of “the Economy”
- Feb 25, 2009
- Why Economists Are So Often Wrong
What is called “economics” is really psychology on steroids. It starts with a model of human nature and extrapolates an entire scenario for how the world works from that. The [...]
- Feb 08, 2009
- The Tragedy of Economics: Market Theory Vs. Human Nature
When Jimmy Wales, a refugee from options trading, set out to create an encyclopedia online, he thought first of the Britanica model, except with volunteers. He assigned articles to professional [...]
Jonathan Rowe was a writer who wrote about the commons, diseconomy, economics, economic indicators, corporations, and many other subjects.
Jonathan was an editor at the Washington Monthly magazine and a staff writer at the Christian Science Monitor. He contributed to Harper's, the Atlantic Monthly, Reader's Digest, Washington Post, Columbia Journalism Review, American Prospect, Adbusters, and a host of other publications.
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