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The Blue Commons: Rescuing the Economy of the Sea with Guy Standing

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Who owns the sea? In the past half century, the sea has been subject to the greatest enclosure in history, generating such economic activity that were it a country it would already be the world’s sixth largest economy. Join economist and Professorial Research Associate at SOAS University of London, Guy Standing, for the launch of his book The Blue Commons, and explore a progressive strategy that would revive the blue commons, reverse environmental decay and reduce inequalities. ‘’This is a powerful, visionary book essential reading for all who yearn for a better world” Jason Hickel.

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