How a Nobel Laureate Accidentally Figured Out Silicon Valley

On Tuesday, the world lost one of its quiet revolutionaries in Elinor Ostrom.  She was hardly well-known. When she won a Nobel Prize for Economics in 2009, mainstream economists were stunned, since she was not one of them.  Rather, coming from the field of political economy, she was a radical that challenged some of the basic assumptions of neoclassical economics.  Despite her lowkey manner, Ostrom’s ideas were anything but. Read it here.