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Meet The New Serfs, Same As The Old Serfs | TechCrunch

Meet The New Serfs, Same As The Old Serfs | TechCrunch | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it

Once upon a time there were things called jobs, and they were well understood. People went to work for companies, in offices or in factories. There were exceptions — artists, aristocrats, entrepeneurs — but they were rare.

 

Laws, regulations, and statistics were based on this assumption; but, increasingly, what people do today doesn’t fit neatly into that anachronistic 1950s rubric. I’ve had the pleasure of trying to explain to border officials that my “job” consisted of contracting in Country A for a client in Country B, while also writing books and selling apps. I don’t recommend it.

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#Sharing #Economy of #Servant Economy? 

 

We already know how software will eat manufacturing (robots and 3D printing) and transportation (self-driving vehicles.) This new servant economy shows us how software will eat much of the service sector; by turning many of its existing full-time jobs into a disconnected cloud of temporary gigs.

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Work has become more oppressive in many ways. The benefits go the monied elite and the worker has less time and is less able to do what they need to do for themselves.

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Building a more resilient economy with Bay Bucks - KALW

Building a more resilient economy with Bay Bucks - KALW | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it

Lub has tried all kinds of complementary and alternative currencies through the years. He’s an old hand at bartering – he once traded jewelry for an entire house. If you order from Lub’s website, there’s an option at checkout for wholesale, retail, or barter exchange.


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From the Knowledge Economy to the Human Economy

From the Knowledge Economy to the Human Economy | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
In an age of increasingly smart computers, what makes human workers valuable?

 

Over the course of the 20th century, the mature economies of the world evolved from being industrial economies toknowledge economies. Now we are at another watershed moment, transitioning tohuman economies—and the shift has profound implications for management.

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By Dov Seidman. Follow #Druckers vision. It's humans not knowledge. 

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Towards an Economy Without Jobs?

Towards an Economy Without Jobs? | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it

The two great forces shaping the future at this time are globalization and technology.

Globalization has its benefits: We are more aware than ever of our interconnectedness with other people, nations, and cultures. But it has its downside: corporations outsource jobs to places where people work for less and there are no unions There is a story that President Obama once asked Steve Jobs what it would take to bring Apple production back to the U.S., and Jobs replied, “Those jobs are never coming back.” Why should they? It is cheaper to produce the devices in China.

Technology also has its good and bad sides. It has put us in instant touch with everyone else, it has created new jobs, it has made possible new ways of living and working

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How Uber and the Sharing Economy Can Win Over Regulators

How Uber and the Sharing Economy Can Win Over Regulators | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it

Sharing economy firms are disrupting traditional industries across the globe. For proof, look no further than Airbnb which, at $10 billion, can boast a higher valuation than the Hyatt hotel chain. Uber is currently valued at $18.2 billion relative to Hertz at $12.5 billion and Avis at $5.2 billion. Beyond individual firms, there are now more than 1,000 cities across four continents where people can share cars. The global sharing economy market was valued at $26 billion in 2013 and some predict it will grow to become a $110 billion revenue market in the coming years, making it larger than the U.S. chain restaurant industry. The revenue flowing through the sharing economy directly into people’s wallets will surpass $3.5 billion this year, with growth exceeding 25%, according to Forbes. The business model – where peers can offer and purchase goods and services from each other through an online platform – continues to be applied to new industries from car sharing to peer-to-peer fashion, among many others.

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By Sarah Cannon and Lawrence Summers. #Sharing #Economy, #Uber and #Regulation.

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Linthicum: Cloud analytics apps need solid data architecture

Linthicum: Cloud analytics apps need solid data architecture | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
At the 2014 TDWI Executive Summit in Boston, consultant David Linthicum explained the importance of a well-planned cloud architecture for data analytics applications and offered tips on avoiding common cloud deployment mistakes.
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By Hannah Pullen-Blasnik. #BigData #Analytics and #Cloud

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Why and How Should We Build a Basic Income for Every Citizen?

Why and How Should We Build a Basic Income for Every Citizen? | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
What are our goals as a species? This, to me, is the most important question we can ask ourselves as human beings. Another way to say it: What is the meaning of our existence as a species? We never seem to directly ask ourselves these two questions in a collective way, which seems very odd to me. Because if we were discussing these questions openly, collectively and consistently, I believe we would live in a very different society.
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Marshall Brian explains why we need an unconditional #basisincome in the civilized world to maintain our #welfare.

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FBI warns driverless cars could be used as 'lethal weapons'

FBI warns driverless cars could be used as 'lethal weapons' | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
Internal report sees benefits for road safety, but warns that autonomy will create greater potential for criminal 'multitasking'. By Mark Harris
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It will happen: self-driving cars for bank robberies, for setting up roadblocks so the police cannot pass and a lot of other things we can't even think of right now.

We call it #progress...

 

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Singularity 1 on 1: Jeremy Rifkin on the Zero Marginal Cost Society and the Decline of Capitalism

Singularity 1 on 1: Jeremy Rifkin on the Zero Marginal Cost Society and the Decline of Capitalism | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
A one-of-a-kind conversation with Jeremy Rifkin discussing “The Zero Marginal Cost Society” and the decline of capitalism.

 

Jeremy Rifkin is a social activist, economist, futurist and best-selling author of twenty books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. His books have been translated into more than thirty five languages and are being used in hundreds of universities, corporations and government agencies around the world.

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Nikola Danaylov on #Singularity weblog.
Global Collaborative Commons and the eclipse of #capitalism. 

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The Sharing Economy Boom Is About to Bust

The Sharing Economy Boom Is About to Bust | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
Startups like Airbnb and Uber are already experiencing a backlash from traditional hotel and taxi industries, all because local governments didn't anticipate the regulatory questions posed by this new economic model.
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Joe Matthews explains why the #sharing #economy is here to stay.

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Review of “The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies.”

Review of “The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies.” | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it

Book review by Karl Widerquist

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The #UBI: Unconditional Basic Income. Every develop country should be seriously think about it.

Book review by Karl Widerquist

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The Collaborative Economy is for Business to Business | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business

The Collaborative Economy is for Business to Business | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it

The Collaborative Economy, which includes the sharing economy, maker movement, crowd funding, and crowd lending, is perceived mainly as a peer-to-peer movement. Yet, it’s not limited to individuals helping each other alone. Companies, both large and small are replicating the same strategies and tactics to improve their own business. Companies themselves are becoming like peers – collectively tapping into this collaborative space.

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Jeremiah Owyang explains why the #collaborative #economy is very suited for #B2B

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Could This 20-Year-Old Kid Make Bitcoin Obsolete?

Could This 20-Year-Old Kid Make Bitcoin Obsolete? | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it

Toronto programmer Vitalik Buterin was just 17 when he first became active in the world of Bitcoin. Now, at 20, he's one of the creators of a new currency called Ethereum, which its founders hope will be the next generation of cryptocurrency.

 

Just as Bitcoin made it possible to send and receive money outside of the traditional banking system, Ethereum could make it possible to set up binding contracts outside of the legal system. In addition to a virtual currency called Ether, Ethereum includes a full-fledged programming language that makes it possible to encode binding agreements embedded in the same transaction record that tracks the flow of Ether.

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#Ethereum or #Bitcoins

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Has Your Leadership Lost Its Mojo?

Has Your Leadership Lost Its Mojo? | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it

There comes a time in every leader’s life that they must step back and evaluate their leadership.  Maybe you have noticed that you are losing your mojo and others are starting to wonder if you ever had it to begin with.

As leaders, we lead ourselves first – that’s the cold hard truth. If we aren’t leading ourselves – no one is ever going to follow us into battle. The leader is a person everyone looks to for confidence and the vision, the plan to carry forward.

If a leader is showing cracks, then it’s time to take a look where we need to shore up our foundation.

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Jennifer Olney on +SteamFeed. 
#Micromanaging others 

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Verandering begint met delen: het is gewoon een kwestie van doen

Verandering begint met delen: het is gewoon een kwestie van doen | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
Mooie creaties en dromen waarmaken kan alleen maar door te DOEN - een blog over het ontstaan van het bijzondere boek Het Kantelingsalfabet door Richard van der Lee van Coöperatie InVerbinding en De Alfabetboeken
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Kantelingsdenken. Een boek over kantelen. Het "Kantelalfabet". Mooi weergegeven door Richard van der Lee. Veranderen begint met doen en ik doe mee.

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What They Haven't Told Us About the European Financial Crisis

What They Haven't Told Us About the European Financial Crisis | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
Economist Ha-Joon Chang discusses the ongoing financial crisis in Europe, and the new economic bubble, which he argues is about to burst.
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23 myths about #capitalism.
1ste: free markets are natural

2nd: development is caused by free-market and free trade

3rd: making rich people richer makes all of us richer.

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Rajiv Joshi on Reimagining Capitalism

Rajiv Joshi on Reimagining Capitalism | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it

Soaring economic inequality has led economists and executives to reconsider capitalism in its current form. Rajiv Joshi, managing director of the B Team, a nonprofit group of business and government leaders, says his organization envisions a future in which companies do more than respect human rights and follow environmentally sustainable practices. They become agents of change.

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By Rajiv Joshi

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Delen is weggeven zonder voorbehoud of verwachting

Delen is weggeven zonder voorbehoud of verwachting | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
Een inspirerende blog van Hugo Meijers van Contraview over het ontstaan van het boek \'Aerodynamisch veranderen\' en delen zonder voorbehoud
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#Serendipity. Delen zonder voorbehoud. Dat is wat Hugo Meijers uiteindelijk bedacht als beste manier om kennis te verspreiden.

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Has Capitalism Reached A Turning Point?

Has Capitalism Reached A Turning Point? | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
Pro-business thought leaders are calling for a Reformation of capitalism: will they be able to agree on a common cause at the Drucker Forum in November 2014?
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By Steve Denning. A #reformation of #capitalism

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With P2P Towards a Post-Capitalist Society - P2P Foundation

With P2P Towards a Post-Capitalist Society - P2P Foundation | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it

* De Wereld Redden. Met P2P naar een post-kapitalische samenleving. Michel Bauwens en Jean Lievens. Houtekiet / Oikos, 2013

Status: this book achieved its third printing in a very short time in the Flanders ; we're looking for an english and other language publishers. French translation is already secured.

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#P2P and a #PostCapitalist Society

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Kleine bedrijven grijpen de macht

Kleine bedrijven grijpen de macht | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
Sommige innovaties zetten een bestaande markt op z'n kop. Gratis taxi-app Uber doet dat in de taxibranche. De revolutie lijkt onomkeerbaar.
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#innovatie vooral door kleine bedrijven omzat zij #radicaal kunnen veranderen. Door Marijn Duintjer Tebbens

Via Henk Stuurman

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Microsoft rumored to be planning to replace 'Surface' branding with 'Lumia' | ZDNet

Microsoft rumored to be planning to replace 'Surface' branding with 'Lumia' | ZDNet | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
Would it help or hurt Microsoft more if the company consolidated its mobile branding using the 'Nokia' and 'Lumia' brands instead of using the current 'Surface' branding?
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#Surface or #Lumia: would it matter?

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What Apple Should Learn From Tesla's Patents

What Apple Should Learn From Tesla's Patents | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
Apple is a brilliant innovator. Too bad Cupertino hasn't learned to share.

 

Every once in a while a company comes along that completely changes the world. Google is one such company, making the Internet accessible and meaningful to billions of people. So is Facebook, which increasingly connects those billions of people. And then there's Apple, which has set the standard for what is possible with mobile devices.

Still, it's too bad Apple can't be more like Tesla, the electric car company founded by Elon Musk. Because Tesla, unlike Apple, is determined to share its innovations.

 
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Matt Asy on @Readwrite about #patents and why sharing them is good for the economy.

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The Case Against Sharing

The Case Against Sharing | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
On access, scarcity, and trust

 

With the rise of the “sharing economy,” many have asked the same question, though perhaps not with the same excitement. But this wasShare, a conference meant to “catalyze the sharing economy,” organized by sharing economy lobbying group Peers and capitalism-for-good boostersSOCAP, sponsored by Airbnb, Lyft, eBay, and attended by about 500 investors, entrepreneurs, and advocates.

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Great illustrated article on the #sharing #economy. By Susie Cagle

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This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge | TechCrunch

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge | TechCrunch | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this..
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#Algea #baterries. Much more enviroment friendly and much more power

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The Cooperative Economy | Orion Magazine

The Cooperative Economy | Orion Magazine | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
The exploitative economy has gotten us into trouble, but there is a logical—and hopeful—alternative.

 

IN THE MID-1960s, when author, historian, and political economist Gar Alperovitz was working as legislative director for Senator Gaylord Nelson, change was in the air. Ink had dried on an early version of the Clean Air Act, the civil rights movement had won major victories, and the first Earth Day was in the works. The U.S. still faced plenty of serious challenges, but many Americans felt their country was capable of dealing with them successfully.

Today, things feel very different. “From climate change to a medieval level of wealth disparity, what we face in this country is no longer a regulatory crisis,” says Alperovitz. “We face a systemic crisis. And if you begin there, you begin to wonder: Is capitalism itself in profound trouble?”

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Scoot Gast interviews Gar Alperovitz about his ideas of a new #cooperative #economy

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Framework: Collaborative Economy Honeycomb

Framework: Collaborative Economy Honeycomb | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it

The Collaborative Economy enables people to efficiently get what they need from each other. They use powerful technologies that enable Crowdfunding, Peer-to-Peer lending, the Maker Movement, and the Sharing Economy. If you look closely, the crowd is becoming like a company: self funding, designing, producing, and sharing what they already have.

 
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The #Collaborative #Economy structure #framework. By Jeremiah Owyang

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