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roads,
bridges,
sidewalks,
traffic lights,
water lines,
sewer lines,
electric lines?

education,
weather stations,
fire stations,
emt's,
police force,
highways,
train lines?


NPR,
CPR,
R&R,
Minimum Wage,
Maximum Work Week,
Workman's Comp,
Unemployment Insurance?

Social Safety Net,
Social Internet,
Social Fabric,
Sense of self,
Sense of place,
Sense of security,
Opportunity to make a difference?


What do these things have in common?


They are all part of "the commons";

They are all part of our common society;  they are the fabric of our public space.

They are all things we take for granted, yet still things that we must pay for.


Without them, even the boundless "success" of the super rich would be cast into doubt.

For without our common society, our common humanity, our common economy,

"success" is but a daydream, without a public stage ...


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