What is "The Commons"?

If you have 3 minutes and 46 seconds to spare, I highly recommend that you click on this link:  http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090126/commons_video.  This short video gives a global perspective to one of the main reasons that folks believe in and devote time to implementing the Community Preservation Act - through CPA we can protect and enhance common resources, at least at the local level. 

Common has a multitude of meanings - common land, common rights, common people, common sense. (Peter Linebaugh) 

I found this video entertaining and thought-provoking.  What did you think of it?  Let me know by commenting on this post.