Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sliding Home

Who Owns the Sky: Our Common Assets and the Future of Capitalism

By Peter Barnes

Wouldn’t it be great if every child born was guaranteed some financial security regardless of their socio-economic status?  Modeling his Sky Trust on the same principle as the Alaskan Oil Trust, Barnes sets up a logical plan for ownership of the air by the common man (or woman).  Instead of companies being allowed to pollute as much as they’d like, he suggests requiring them to buy those rights from the Sky Trust, the proceeds of which would go to the people.  While this may seem far-fetched at first, give it a read and you may well find yourself a believer. And when your done, you can check out his website and buy your own share of the Sky Trust.

Available at Amazon.com and your local library.

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