Columnist George Monbiot has summed up the virtues of the commons nicely: “A commons … gives community life a clear focus. It depends on democracy in its truest form. It destroys inequality. It provides an incentive to protect the living world. It creates, in sum, a politics of belonging.”
1 Epistemic status
- Gut feeling
I don't fully know what a politics of belonging is. But I can see how commons fosters belonging.