Entrusted Natural and Private Property

One of the tenants of Cooperativism is that the earth belongs to all the things on it and must be shared by all. Natural property can only be used but never owned. Instead of owning property of the natural environment, the people and their institutions would instead hold any property of the natural environment entrust. This entrusted property could be bought and sold like any other commodity.

Cooperativism is ecologically based, which means that it sees all private property as being ecological property that has been leased to the public for private utilization and must provide a positive result for society and not adversely affect the natural environment in order to achieve it.

Within Cooperativism private land property, because it would exist as natural territory, would be seen to be natural property in the long run which would essentially make it a part of the natural resources state trust and ecological state, and be under its ultimate stewardship. Therefore, private property, while privately owned would be seen to be ultimately an extension of the natural world of which all natural resources would in the end be a part of.

All entrusted property would be given an expiration date when the entrustment would have to be reissued. Entrusted property could have stipulations placed upon it that would specify its use. The property entrusted to a civil or personal trust would be the entrusted resources that would be made available to the members of the trust for exploitation and development.

Art as Commodity

Because of the nature of the art industry, art has become a commodity. And like a commodity, it is in constant search for something new and different to offer the public. Today because of our market orientated society one of the problems is that we tend to see everything as a commodity and art is no exception.