Did you ever run across a meme that tied together disparate pieces of your life? This is the first one I've ever found that works for me. What this says to me is: There are commons in our societies. Their value has been sorely underestimated. But because they are commons, the rules governing them have to maximize liberty, without sacrificing accountability. It's everything David Brin said in The Transparent Society in 1998 -- and then some.