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Value and Currency in Peer Production » Journal of Peer Production

Value and Currency in Peer Production » Journal of Peer Production | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

Peer production has often been described as a ‘third mode of production’, irreducible to State or market imperatives. The creation and organisation of peer projects takes place without ‘managerial commands or price signals’, without recourse to bureaucratic apparatuses or the logic of competitive markets. Instead, and mimicking the technical architectures upon which many peer projects are based, production is described as non-hierarchical and decentralised. Group dynamics are equally flattened out — and such flattening is captured, of course, in the very notion of the ‘peer’. This issue of the Journal of Peer Production (JoPP) seeks to scrutinise and advance these earlier understandings of peer production through the exploration of value and currency.

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[ Charles Eisenstein // Living Without Economic Growth ]

Charles Eisenstein

 

frames an adaptive approach to lower rates of economic growth across the planet. As economic growth stalled in 2012, will 2013 be the year we learn to live without economic growth? We'll be releasing a second video with Charles in 2013 where he talks about other aspects of redefining prosperity, our educational system and the system reset we need.

Check out our other videos to learn more about the end of economic growth.

 

For more: 

 

https://www.facebook.com/extraenvironmentalist

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http://www.extraenvironmentalist.com

 

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Green Books - Future Money

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Future Money 


     explains in plain language and convincing detail how our money system is propelling us toward the self-destruction of our species – and what we should do about it. Our present money system frustrates the well-meaning efforts of active citizens, NGOs and governments to deal with our present ills and problems – including worldwide poverty, environmental destruction, social injustice, economic inefficiency and political unrest and violence within and between nations. Failure to reform the world’s money system urgently and radically – that is, from its roots up – could bring disaster for human civilisation before the end of this century. 



Future Money 


     shows clearly how our money system operates and how it could be reformed so that it acts for the benefit of people and society rather than the opposite, and describes the obstacles that currently prevent that reform.

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Downsides of Growth

Downsides of Growth | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

 

There Is a Conflict between Economic Growth and:

 

(1) Environmental Protection
A growing economy consumes natural resources and produces wastes. It results in biodiversity loss, air and water pollution, climate destabilization, and other major environmental threats.

 

(2) Economic Sustainability
A healthy environment is the foundation of a healthy economy. We need healthy soils for agriculture, healthy forests for timber, and healthy oceans for fisheries. Along with clean air for breathing and clean water for drinking, these are the building blocks of a prosperous economy and a good life.

 

(3) National Security and International Stability
When economic growth threatens the environment and economic sustainability, social unrest is the result, and national security is compromised. Economic growth was once used for building military power, but in an overgrown global economy, economic sustainability is more conducive to diplomacy and stability among nations.

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Can 3D printing make the world a better place?

Can 3D printing make the world a better place? | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

"William Hoyle, founder of techfortrade.org and director of the 3D4D challenge talks about the potential of 3D printing technology to change the way we produce goods and overcome infrastructure difficulties in Africa."

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TEDxFlanders - Bernard Lietaer - design and implementation of currency systems

"Bernard Lietaer is an monetary architect, author and international expert in the design and implementation of currency systems. He was one of the designers of the Euro. He has studied and worked in the field of money for more than 30 years in an unusually broad array of capacities ranging from Central Banker, fund manager and university professor to consultant.
Why listen to him?
Throughout his life, Bernard Lietaer has been looking for the ultimate leverage to improve all systems in life. He discovered that money holds the answer. It is a key acupuncture point when it comes to addressing most things we human beings care about, such as having access to good quality health care, nutrition, housing, education and participating meaningfully in the life of our communities through work we enjoy.
As an experienced and internationally renowned consultant in monetary aspects, ranging from multinational corporations to developing countries, Bernard enlightens the structural issues of the ongoing economic crisis and offers some clear solutions.

Bernard Lietaer is currently a Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Resources at the University of California in Berkeley, and is co-founder of ACCESS Foundation, an educational non-profit whose objective it is to communicate best practices in the domain of complementary currencies."


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Call for a Revolution in Financial Regulation

Call for a Revolution in Financial Regulation | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
Philip Booth 9 November 2012

Earlier this week, a group of leading academics called for a revolution in financial regulation. This call came after the publication of a group of papers examining regulation across every field of financial services. A revolution - in the proper sense of the word - takes you back to where you should be. This is what should happen with regard to financial regulation.

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The Real Revolution Is Openness, Clay Shirky Tells Tech Leadersl

The Real Revolution Is Openness, Clay Shirky Tells Tech Leadersl | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

Mr. Shirky took that message to a group of higher-education-technology leaders who have been buffeted by a rapidly evolving ed-tech landscape. Mr. Shirky, in a keynote speech kicking off this year’s Educause conference, explored how technology was changing everything, from research to publishing to studying.


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Dibyendu De's comment, December 7, 2012 12:39 AM
I feel that the real revolution lies in the openness to transform oneself. Dan, thanks, For you I am slowly getting a handle on Scoop it.
Jason Brunson's curator insight, December 22, 2012 4:37 PM

How we educate everyone, from kids to adults, is going to change.  I think Mr. Shirky nailed it that openess is the revolutionary part of that change.

Kevindoylejones's curator insight, November 4, 2013 10:36 PM

lowering friction reduces costs, creates more opportunity. apply this to social good as a horizontal methodology, applied to the sharing economy. creates resilience, abundance of flexible resources in reserve for transitions and shocks.

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"The Future of Growth - Economic Values and the Media", Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2013, 17-19 June 2013, Bonn, Germany - Peace and Collaborative Development Network

"The Future of Growth - Economic Values and the Media", Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2013, 17-19 June 2013, Bonn, Germany - Peace and Collaborative Development Network | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
Initial information is available online at www.dw-gmf.de.

 

Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2013

 

• Organizers have begun setting the stage for the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2013.

• Next year's conference will feature a ceremony celebrating Deutsche Welle's 60th anniversary.

• The successful 2012 Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in review.

 

The next Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum will take place from June 17-19, 2013, in Bonn, Germany. The conference will focus on "The Future of Growth - Economic Values and the Media".

 

Following on the success of this year's Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, the three-day international congress slated for June will once again feature more than 50 workshops and podium discussions. In light of the huge challenges facing the world economy, concepts such as an energy turnaround, green economies, social justice and environmental responsibility are driving the debate about the economic future.

 

The media play a significant role within that context. On the one hand they are to deliver information and knowledge to broadly educate and sensitize the general public. On the other hand, they are expected to be watchdogs, spotlighting problems and holding those responsible accountable for their actions.

 

By bringing together experts from politics, business, finance, culture, academia, civil society and the media, the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum provides a unique, interdisciplinary platform for dialogue.

 

The 2013 conference will kick-off with a special ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of Germany's international broadcaster. Deutsche Welle first went on air on May 3, 1953.

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Fueling Long Term G-Local Innovation

Fueling Long Term G-Local Innovation | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
On Tuesday the 23rd of October, I had the honor and pleasure to speak on the subject of gLocality and innovation at the Udine’s DITEDI (District of Digital Technologies). During my speech, I first ...
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Yes, the collaborative economy is destroying jobs. So what's next?

Yes, the collaborative economy is destroying jobs. So what's next? | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

Let’s not be blind: yes, the collaborative economy is destroying a massive number of jobs.


Is that a disaster though?


It is, if we don’t redefine what ‘job’ and ‘work’ means, and how they relate to income. However, if we seriously consider the radical alternatives, this could be a great step for society.

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Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy

Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

Discover the Steady State Economy True Sustainability

 

Economic growth, with all of its downsides, is clearly unsustainable in the 21st century.  Long-term recession is no panacea either.  A steady state economy is the sustainable alternative to perpetual economic growth.

 

Economic growth was never a magic bullet; it is simply an increase in the production and consumption of goods and services — it can’t possibly lead to a sustainable outcome.  In contrast the steady state economy provides the means for present and future generations to achieve a high quality of life. 

 

For more detailed information, read our report Enough is Enough:

http://steadystate.org/enough-is-enough/

 

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The rise of the sharing economy | openDemocracy

The rise of the sharing economy | openDemocracy | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

The networked world allows an unprecedented degree of collaboration within communities. This could enable a new kind of economy - in Britain and elsewhere.

 

About the author

Tess Riley is a freelance journalist and social justice campaigner. Tess also works part-time at collaborative consumption organisation Streetbank - http://www.streetbank.com

 

Find her on twitter: @tess_riley

 

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An economy that serves people and nature, not the other way around

An economy that serves people and nature, not the other way around | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

Snippets from Christine Milne's speech at the National Press Club in Canberra.

26 Sep 2012

 

"The economy is a tool; a tool we humans invented - like democracy and politics - to help govern our relationships between each other, and between ourselves and the world we live in. If our economic tools are not getting the outcomes we want, making us happy, safe, healthy, better educated and fulfilled and protecting and preparing our country for an increasingly uncertain future in a world on track to be 4 degrees warming, then it is time our economic tools changed."

 

"Most of the battles of political philosophy over the last two centuries have been about competing views of how to run an economy. Where the old economic right, broadly speaking, has sought to create a 'strong' economy and the old left sought to create a 'fair' economy, neither has grappled with how an economy can be strong or fair when ecological limits are being reached: 'without environment there is no economy'."

 

"What is not excusable is that the old parties continue to do so. They have failed to keep up over recent decades when the huge ecological challenges of the 21st century - from accelerating global warming to food and water shortages, from air and water pollution to energy crises and resource depletion in a world headed to 9 billion people - have become overwhelming. How can we say we are working towards a strong or fair economy when we aren't addressing these challenges? Just as we hit the limits, the big old parties are moving closer to each other and further out of touch with what people and the real world need."

 

"To set us on our new path, a path to an economy which serves the needs of people and nature, both for today and for tomorrow:

We will need new economic tools; We will need to learn to do more with less; We will need to reprioritise our investments; and We will need sensible management of taxation and revenue to fund these investments. It is a case of rethink, reduce, reuse and recycle"    

"What will be different is that we will have replaced the idea that Australia's wealth is dependent on digging-it-up, cutting-it-down and shipping-it-overseas with the knowledge that our prosperity depends at a personal and collective level on our brains, on our health, on our creativity and on a healthy environment."

 

"But are the Greens actually anti-growth? That depends on what you are growing and how it is measured. I am for growing natural, human, social, manufactured and financial capital and I am against growing global warming, species extinction, poverty, poor health, inequality, conflict and corruption."

 

"The Greens want to see everyone given the opportunity to "practise the Art of Living", we want to see people lifted out of poverty, and we know that unless this is done while protecting the environment which sustains us it can only last a very short time. That is what growth is supposed to achieve. The problem is, we measure it with the wrong tools; tools which tell us we're growing when in fact we're not.

If economic growth as it is currently measured isn't actually making us happier, healthier, cleverer or safer then it isn't real growth. If we are growing our economy in defiance of physical limits, that isn't real growth: it's a confidence trick."


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Understanding Money - Prof Mary Mellor (Videos)

Understanding Money - Prof Mary Mellor (Videos) | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

'Mary Mellor’s understanding makes an essential contribution to anyone wanting to know more about how the money system works and what its future could and should be.

 

She takes the view that money is a public resource that should be used to provision human societies on the basis of social justice, wellbeing and environmental responsibility. A steady state economy would be possible if the money system was not driven by the demands of debt-based money, financial accumulation and profit-driven growth. Money should be reclaimed and democratised for the benefit of the whole of society and the natural world.

 

I support that view wholeheartedly, and warmly recommend these films to anyone who wants to learn more and think what we should do about it.’

 

James Robertson, author of Future Money: Breakdown or Breakthrough.

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The End of Money and the Future of Civilization

The End of Money and the Future of Civilization | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
The End of Money and the Future of Civilization considers the money problem within the broad historical and political context that has made the control of money and banking the primary mechanism fo...
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Internet and Society – Social Theory in the Information Age

Internet and Society – Social Theory in the Information Age | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

The  task  is  the analysis of  these relationships and  the contribution  to  the design of society and  ICTs so  that a participatory knowledge society can emerge. 


ICT&S  research deals with opportunities  and  risks  of  the knowledge society  and  the  shaping  of  technology  and  social systems. 


ICT&S research is a double process, consisting of

(1) a process in which human actors design ICTs and in which it is analyzed how society shapes ICTs, and

(2) of a process in which it is assessed how the usage of ICTs transforms society.


That ICTs are shown at another level than society here doesn’t mean that they exist outside of it. Rather, ICTs are an immanent part of society.

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JOINING FORCES FOR COMMON EUROPE Our Democracy instead of Their Austerity | FIRENZE 10+10

JOINING FORCES FOR COMMON EUROPE  Our Democracy instead of Their Austerity | FIRENZE 10+10 | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
More than 4 thousand participants, 300 networks and organisations from 28 countries from all over Europe and beyond, met at Fortezza da Basso in Florence from November 8th to 11th, to debate and strategize together for another Europe.
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Elisabet Sahtouris

From the roots of the word Economy as the 'Rules of the household' into a whole fluent explanation of how we should look at nature's zero waste economy to design our economic system. She says -We never really had a science of economics-

 

She ends with speaking about a gift currency of how money is issued to make the transaction happens but disappears afterwards. Highest evolution is a gifted currency.


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Wow, this is great. Her analogies are perfect. The Northern Industrial Organs!
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Resilience.org

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About Resilience.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resilience.org is both an information clearinghouse and a network of action-oriented groups. Our focus is on building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges: the decline of cheap energy, the depletion of critical resources like water, complex environmental crises like climate change and biodiversity loss, and the social and economic issues which are linked to these. We like to think of the site as a community library with space to read and think, but also as a vibrant café in which to meet people, discuss ideas and projects, and pick up and share tips on how to build the resilience of your community, your household, or yourself.

 

 

What is Resilience?

 

Resilience is a rich and complex concept. It has roots in systems theory, and it has a variety of interpretations and applications including for ecosystems management, disaster preparedness, and even community planning. Our interpretation is based on the work of the Resilience Alliance, the leading scholarly body working on the resilience of social-ecological systems. In that field, resilience is commonly defined as the capacity of a system to absorb disturbance and re-organize while undergoing change so as to still retain essentially the same function, structure, identity, and feedbacks.

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Every part of our society depends on energy. Yet we don't have a plan

Every part of our society depends on energy. Yet we don't have a plan | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
Andrew Simms: Cutting household costs is vital, but that can only be part of a much wider approach to how we keep the nation going...

 

Then there is the climate question. The UK and the EU are committed to a course of action that will prevent temperatures rising by more than 2°C. And the latest science tells us that to meet that we can only afford to burn around one-fifth of the available, and economically recoverable, fossil fuel reserves between today and 2050.

 

There must be a strong sense of deja-vu in households bewildered by how their energy costs float up against a backdrop of rising international fuel prices but don't seem to float down when they reduce. Several factors explain why. The market is over-concentrated, with too few, too large self-interested energy companies that regulators either cannot or won't regulate in the public interest. Second, it is precisely because Britain has failed aggressively to diversify its energy supply, so that it remains highly vulnerable to changes in the prices of fossil fuels. Equally, the economic opportunity to invest at scale in energy efficiency and the insulation of Britain's old, draughty building stock would more than pay for itself bringing jobs, lower fuel bills, warmer homes in winter and boost the overall economy.

 

As it is, we suffer an uncompetitive market, with too little diversity of supply and a clean, renewables sector crying out for the investment conditions to expand, which is further hampered by a government too hidebound by economic doctrine to see the one policy – a green new deal – that could solve all these problems. So here is that rare political thing – a win-win situation. It's the sort of thing that great legacies are made of. With so many other problems around, wouldn't any politician want to grab it with both hands?

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Can the EU-Commission contribute to Collective Awareness for social innovation?

Can the EU-Commission contribute to Collective Awareness for social innovation? | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

The Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS) are ICT systems leveraging the emerging "network effect" by combining open online social media, distributed knowledge creation and data from real environments (Internet of Things), in order to create new forms of social innovation. 


They are expected to support environmentally aware, grassroots processes and practices to share knowledge, to achieve changes in lifestyle, production and consumption patterns, and to set up more participatory democratic processes.

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Beyond Money

Beyond Money | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

Devoted to the liberation of money and credit, and the restoration of the commons...

 

It is essential that we join together in solidarity to assure that everyone’s basic needs are taken care of. We must cooperate in building new structures that enable us to satisfy our basic needs together in our own communities. Most important amongst these new structures are trading networks that enable us to exchange our goods and services without borrowing from banks and without the use of political money. This is the pathway toward economic democracy, without which political democracy remains an elusive dream.–t.h.g.

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Guest Post: Narcissism, Consumerism And The End Of Growth ...

Guest Post: Narcissism, Consumerism And The End Of Growth ... | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

Today I'm going to tie together the major themes I have been discussing in the context of Japan being the bellwether of economic stagnation and social recession. The basic idea is that Japan offers a limited but still insightful experiment in what happens to advanced consumer-driven economies as definancialization hollows out the economy.


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