Conversation with James Quilligan

Last month I had the pleasure of a dialog with James Quilligan on the subject of the commons, gift economies, crisis, and transition.

It felt like an especially significant conversation because James and I come from two different worlds. James is an internationally known policy consultant who engages with people in the highest echelons of government. I, on the other hand, am an uncredentialed social philosopher with no position in academia, government, or anywhere else really. Yet here we were, speaking with mutual respect and building on each other's ideas. It felt like we were bridging two worlds.

Such merging of worlds is bound to become more and more common, as the Ancien Régime falls apart and those within it become more open to new thinking. I think this is a really powerful video and I hope it spreads and has an impact.