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Peter Barnes

Peter Barnes

Peter Barnes—an entrepreneur who co-founded Working Assets and a solar energy company—is co-founder of On the Commons. He is the author of "Capitalism 3.0: A Guide to Reclaiming the Commons" (2006) and "Climate Solutions: A Citizens Guide" (2008). His 2001 book "Who Owns the Sky?: Our Common Assets and the Future of Capitalism" presented the cap-and-dividend solution for climate change.

Articles by this author

 

Alaska Bolstered Its Economy and Curbed Inequality—By Paying Everyone Thousands in Oil Dividends Every Year

After 30 years, the practice of paying every resident—including children—at least $1,000 has made Alaska one of the least unequal states in America. Here's what the rest of us can learn.

Peter Barnes ·


How to Restore the Middle Class

Let everyone earn dividends from our common wealth-- the commons

Peter Barnes ·


A Brief History of Commons Destruction

And how people, from Thomas Paine to Bob Dole, have stood up for what’s ours

Peter Barnes ·


Clear Act: A Climate Bill That Can Pass

How the cap-and-cash-back bill can clear a deadlocked Senate–and make most Americans better off.

Peter Barnes ·


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