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#14N : European Strike !

#14N : European Strike ! | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

This is a message to everyone who wants to be a part in the 14th November European Mobilisation.

 

Portugal will go to the general strike next November 14 for the measures that there is approving his(her,your) Government, which more cuts of the already applied(hardworking) ones suppose, without the above mentioned have initiated the way of the recovery for...


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Stiffed: Occupy

Stiffed: Occupy | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
It is harder to organise a political movement to help young people than old people. Young people are less susceptible to being organised and they lack the patience for the hard graft of a long political campaign. They are more likely to be seduced by the weak ties of social networking and the false promise of slogans like ‘We are the 99 per cent.’ Nonetheless, these are the victims who need the most help and who lack the clout or visibility to be heard among the more pressing demands being made by the more militant elderly. They are the 5 per cent and we should do something for them.

 

London Review of Books has an excellent critical analysis by David Runciman of the Occupy movement and the 99% versus 1% narrative.


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Worker-Owned Cooperatives Offer A Vision Of A Different Kind Of Capitalism

Worker-Owned Cooperatives Offer A Vision Of A Different Kind Of Capitalism | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
In an era when income disparities and anger with financial institutions in the U.S. are generating powerful social movements, it’s not surprising that people are starting to look towards alternative business models.

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Proposal for a Conference on Commons-Oriented Economics - P2P Foundation

Proposal for a Conference on Commons-Oriented Economics - P2P Foundation | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

Proposal for an International (Un-)Conference on Commons-Oriented Economics.


Draft proposal submitted by Commons Strategies Group;

See the Overview of the Economics of the Commons Conference


See also: a draft list of Commons-Oriented_Economists


Information on the regional workshops: Asia Commons Deep Dive

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Dick Smith: Unending growth like cancer - Business - NZ Herald News

Dick Smith: Unending growth like cancer - Business - NZ Herald News | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
Chasing never-ending business growth is like a form of cancer, says Dick Smith.
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Leadership 2020 - the Naked Truth.

A Presentation by Bruno Rouffaer during the ADM foyer on 17 September 2012.

 

Hebben we een nieuw type leiders nodig? in functie van de nieuwe generaties? met het oog op duurzame economie? om de P2P-ontwikkelingen te integreren?

 

For more info go to:

 

http://adm.be/news/bruno-rouffaer-jolts-the-conscience-of-the-adm-audience

 

 

Bruno Rouffaer explains. You can follow him: @BROUFFAER

 

ADM = where business and ICT meet.

ADM is the place where people come together to share knowledge, network and collaborate on all aspects of ICT and its applications in business. www.adm.be

 

(English version of video will be posted as soon as available.)

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Synthetic Overview of the Collaborative Economy - P2P Foundation

Synthetic Overview of the Collaborative Economy - P2P Foundation | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

There is no longer any excuse to remain ignorant of the vast peer-to-peer landscape that is slowly but surely replacing the obsolete, monopolistic, and competitive institutions of yesterday. This authoritative survey of the emerging collaborative economy may shock businesspeople and scare bankers, but it sure encourages me.

 

- Dr. Douglas Rushkoff - author, Life Inc and Program or Be Programmed.

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Sept 19 Genk, Belgium: The Machine meets The Future in the Making

Sept 19 Genk, Belgium:                                           The Machine meets The Future in the Making | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

Lecture

 

The Machine meets

The Future in the Making   

 

On Wednesday, 19th September 2012,

The Machine has an encounter with Joseph Grima, editor in chief of Domus magazine.

 

During Milan Design Week he presented the exhibition "The Future in the Making" that examines the revolution that is radically changing the face of design, opening up new perspectives with fresh ideas and a new generation of designers.   

 

On the occasion of the lecture Jan Boelen, the curator of The Machine, and Joseph Grima hosts a series of guests at the MAD Faculty in Genk.   

 

Jesse Howard will talk about his collaboration on the OpenStructures idea, Dik Scheepers and Luc Damen will present how they made a spot welder out of a microwave, designer Agata Niemkiewicz will refer on her experience of crowd sourcing, Israeli designer Itay Ohaly idea of releasing control in design.

 

Finally Danny Leen and Katrien Dreessen (FabLab Genk) will speak about their experience of the Hack A Thing workshop they initiated in context of The Machine.   

 

Kick-off is with a free guided tour at 1 pm by Jan Boelen.

The lecture starts at 2.30 pm.   

Sign in at info@the-machine.be

Places are limited. Make sure to be there on time.  The whole event is hold in English. 

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All in Common: A New/Old Slogan for Labour Internationally - UnionBook

All in Common: A New/Old Slogan for Labour Internationally - UnionBook | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

Omnia Sint Communia

(All in Common)

 

Egalitarianism (called, under Communist regimes, ‘petit-bourgeois egalitarianism’) also needs a re-specification. It could draw on radical-democratic labour and popular tradition (see the first quotes above), and should look forward beyond capitalist globalisation, beyond capitalism (as implied in some of the later quotes above).  I suggest re-interpreting equality in terms of the old/new principle of the commons. This is an old space of sharing, subsistence and rights, a new space for popular encroachment on 1) a capitalism gone cancerous and of 2) inter/state regimes that are complicit with this and/or ineffective (Branford and Rocha 2002).

 

Appropriately, today, the commons are understood as simultaneously local, national, regional, global and extra-terrestrial. The sky here is not the limit. The tension between the capitalist political-economy (the state-capital, hierarchy-competition, power-exploitation syndrome) and the commons clearly now includes, alongside the oceans and the sea-bed, the electro-magnetic spectrum and cyberspace (CivSoc/CPSR website; Barbrook 2002). These provide an infinite terrain for disputation and, whilst capital and state have the economic, technical, institutional, legal and administrative means for their domination, the political and ethical principles of the hegemons are being increasingly exposed as both rigid and threadbare.

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Bitcoin, The Revolution - BTC WALLET

Bitcoin, The Revolution - BTC WALLET | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
Bitcoin is exciting in many ways: It is revolutionary in the field of currency,it is a technological masterpiece,it’s free,open, it’s everyone and no one,it’s solves dozens of small and real problems here and now, it’s moves forward in to the future.
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Could peer-to-peer lending challenge our banks? - The Conversation

Could peer-to-peer lending challenge our banks? - The Conversation | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
In a recent speech, Bank of England executive director Andy Haldane has said that peer-to-peer (P2P) lending through online sites has the potential to eventually replace old-fashioned banking. It was followed by a recent announcement by the British government that it would channel 100 million pounds to small business through alternative banking channels such as P2P.

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Highlights: Diverse approaches to “culture and sustainability”: selected resources - LabforCulture

Highlights: Diverse approaches to “culture and sustainability”: selected resources - LabforCulture | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

The global economic crisis is a serious threat to sustainable development initiatives - a growing number of experts concerned that a slowdown could damage vital projects. A research, presented in November 2008 (with the support of The Independent), suggests that “ a lack of government leadership remains the most serious threat to achieving sustainable development goals”:
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20081110/ai_n30994560

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"Save the Euro!" - who for? | openDemocracy

"Save the Euro!" - who for? | openDemocracy | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

The strongest force holding the Euro together is the political force of creditors. Were the currency to collapse, much of the debt would collapse with it. So the question is, who are we saving the Euro for?

 

 

Once again, George Soros exhorts European leaders to save the Euro.  But what does this curious phrase ‘Save the Euro’ actually mean?

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Towards a Resilient Global Economy

Towards a Resilient Global Economy | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

It is this profound vulnerability that I would like to address in calling for a new metric to characterize the health and stability of our economic system — that of Global Resilience.

 

Resilience is the capacity for a system to absorb disruptions without losing key functionality. The human body, as one example, is resilient against parasitic viruses like influenza when it bolsters a strong immune response and preserves the vital functions of circulation, digestion, mobility, and consciousness. By contrast, it is not resilient against a physical blow to the brain stem that quickly produces a vegetative state or death. Resilience is the dynamic repose of the system that enables it to mitigate disruptions or adapt to them in a timely manner.


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Naar een (rood-?)groenere toekomst met peer-to-peer ? — Milieudefensie

Naar een (rood-?)groenere toekomst met peer-to-peer ? — Milieudefensie | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

Volgens Michel Bauwens nadert het op groei gerichte kapitalisme haar einde. Wat komt er voor in de plaats, een nieuwe vorm van hyperuitbuiting, of een peer-to-peer economie? Hij pleit voor het laatste. 

 

“De huidige, op privaat eigendom gebaseerde, ondernemingen hebben er een materieel belang bij om producten te creëren voor schaarste. Men maakt producten die snel kapot gaan en niet hersteld kunnen worden, zoals de iPhone, die slechts vierhonderd keer geladen kan worden. Ontwerpgemeenschappen hebben daarentegen als enige motivatie om het best mogelijke, en zuinigste, product te creëren. Alle open source autoprojecten hebben bijvoorbeeld een ecologisch aspect, terwijl dat voor industriële auto's alleen gebeurt onder de druk van regulatie en wetgeving.

 

Wikispeed gebruikt recycleerbaar materiaal met een productie die modulair is opgevat, een beetje zoals lego. Er wordt samengewerkt aan zowel het ontwikkelen van de auto, als aan de machines die de auto moeten produceren. Zonder extra kosten voor intellectuele eigendsomrechten kan er dus ook zeer goedkoop geproduceerd worden, en alleen maar op bestelling. Wikispeed ontwikkelt zo in drie maanden tijd een auto die vijf keer zuiniger en gebruiksvriendelijker is dan die van de grote autobedrijven, die beweren dat het onmogelijk is.”

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Social and political movements related to the P2P (participatory), open (open access to knowledge), and ‘commons’ paradigms | P2P Foundation

Social and political movements related to the P2P (participatory), open (open access to knowledge), and ‘commons’ paradigms | P2P Foundation | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
A directory of social and political movements related to the P2P (participatory), open (open access to knowledge), and 'commons' paradigms.

 

Please read: http://p2pfoundation.net/Mapping_a_Coalition_for_the_Commons

By Philippe Aigrain.

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Does economic growth make you happy? | TLS

Does economic growth make you happy? | TLS | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

Adair Turner is the jewel in the crown of British public servants.


He is one of a tiny minority in public life today capable of thinking and acting at the highest level. Economics after the Crisis, based on three lectures he delivered at the London School of Economics in 2010, is a thinking person’s delight, not least for the clear and lucid way in which Turner sets out his arguments.


His book challenges the three main planks of what he calls the “instrumental conventional wisdom”. The first is that the object of policy should be to maximize Gross Domestic Product per head; the second, that the primary means of doing this is to create freer markets; the third, that increased inequality is acceptable as long as it delivers superior growth.


The attack is devastating, leaving little of the policy edifice of the past thirty years standing.

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Julian Assange to UN: 'US trying to erect national secrecy regime' (Full version)

We, Friends of Wikileaks, support WikiLeaks, its people, its principles and its goals.

We are committed to these broad ideals:

The right to communicate, including the right to speak, and the right to listen, the freedom of thought, the right to communicate privately, and the right to communicate anonymously.
The inviolability of history.
Privacy for the weak.
Transparency for the powerful.
The pursuit of truth, as the primary prerequisite for a more just civilization.
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Climate change is already damaging global economy, report finds

Climate change is already damaging global economy, report finds | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
Economic impact of global warming is costing the world more than $1.2 trillion a year, wiping 1.6% annually from global GDP...

 

By 2030, the researchers estimate, the cost of climate change and air pollution combined will rise to 3.2% of global GDP, with the world's least developed countries forecast to bear the brunt, suffering losses of up to 11% of their GDP.


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Tim Jackson's economic reality check

Growth is not the answer, growth is the problem. Tell it to Barroso and the like...

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G1000 Citizens' Summit | An experiment in deliberative democracy

G1000 Citizens' Summit | An experiment in deliberative democracy | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

On November 11th 2011, one thousand randomly chosen citizens discussed the topics we really care about.

 

meer info NL: http://www.g1000.org/nl/

plus d'info FR: http://www.g1000.org/fr/

 

 

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Occupy movement is welcome at Germany's Documenta art show

Occupy movement is welcome at Germany's Documenta art show | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
The Occupy movement has targeted a number of art institutions around the world through its "Occupy museums" spinoff.

 

The Occupy movement has targeted a number of art institutions around the world through its "Occupy museums" spinoff. Although some institutions have regarded the movement as an unwanted presence, the prominent German festival Documenta has laid out a virtual welcome mat for protesters.

 

In the last few weeks, groups of Occupy activists have hunkered down in Berlin, where they were invited to take part in this summer's Berlin Biennale as part of a living exhibition. But protesters ended up turning on their host, demanding an abandonment of its hierarchical management structure.

 

Documenta, one of the most important art festivals in the world, is taking place in the city of Kassel, where the Occupy movement has spread. Over the weekend, Documenta's artistic director issued a statement in which she threw her support behind the protesters.

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Europe declares independence from Hollywood with ACTA vote

Europe declares independence from Hollywood with ACTA vote | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
Decisive rejection by European Parliament means the treaty is effectively dead...

 

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to reject the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. The vote blocks the treaty from taking effect in EU member states, and is likely to make the treaty a dead letter around the world.

 

European and American officials have long insisted that ratifying ACTA would not require any substantive changes to European or US laws. Indeed, when President Obama signed ACTA in October, he argued that, because ACTA does not change US law, he could call it an "executive agreement" rather than a treaty, thereby bypassing the Senate ratification process.

 

So why did he sign a treaty if it does nothing more than maintain the status quo? The point seems to have been to establish US- and EU-style copyright laws as a global standard, and then use that to pressure less-developed nations to beef up their copyright laws.

 

The European Parliament's rejection of ACTA, by a vote of 478 to 39, leaves that strategy in shambles. It will be hard for the United States to argue that ACTA represents an international standard after the treaty was defeated so decisively across the pond.

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Peer-to-peer lending hits £250m

Peer-to-peer lending hits £250m | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
Peer-to-peer lending via three websites that link savers with borrowers - bypassing the banking system - has topped £250m.

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Internet of Things Propels the Networked Society | Ericsson Labs

Internet of Things Propels the Networked Society | Ericsson Labs | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
The Networked Society embraces all stakeholders: people, businesses and society in general. Different stakeholders have different interests and drivers for adopting ICT solutions. For people, it is more about lifestyle, fun and "wants" rather than "needs." Enterprises are exposed to an ever-increasing competitive business environment requiring cost reduction, branding and differentiation. From a society perspective, saving energy, sustainability, efficiency and safety are important drivers.

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