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Today’s societies harbour three flavours of utopia. For the current Western consumer capitalism I use the name ‘Privatopia’. This in turn promises a bright technological future - Cornucopia. For an alternative ecological future - I use Ecotopia.The book looks at the commons and considers three aspects - there’s common goods, there are acts of ‘commoning’ - the ‘gift economy’ - and there’s how we bring these two things together. Bringing the gift economy together with all that we might share in common leads to considerations of the economics of the commons and its governance systems.The book explores how all of the above aspects can be re-connected through story and proposes an alternative story for the future.