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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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New Work, New Culture | Context Institute

New Work, New Culture | Context Institute | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
Technology and the shrinking job market could liberate us from meaningless work and allow us to do things we care deeply about. An Interview With Frithjof Bergmann, by Sarah van Gelder One of the a...

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Multitude Project: How to play the open game in the present and future economy

Multitude Project: How to play the open game in the present and future economy | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

One of the problems we need to solve during this transition is to define a strategy to play the open game. How can we make sure that those who invest in open products get rewarded for their contribution? How can we make sure that one can feed his family from participating in the design, production and distribution of open products. We often hear: "if your product is successful you'll get copied"; "if you offer your recipe to everyone no one will buy your product, people will make it themselves"; etc.

 

Playing the open game is not just about releasing all the information and knowledge about the product.

Games require rules. A lot of efforts have been spent on drafting licenses for open products (see example from p2p foundation). But these licenses are, in some sense, as good as patents, i.e. as good as YOU can defend them.

 

http://p2pfoundation.net/Peer_Production_License


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Every Successful New Technology Has Created Panic From Those It Disrupts | Techdirt

Every Successful New Technology Has Created Panic From Those It Disrupts | Techdirt | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
Jeffrey Tucker has an all around fantastic essay on capitalists who fear change -- discussing how companies and industries in an otherwise capitalist/free market society freak out when they face competition from disruptive innovation.
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Wisdom of good old John Maynard Keynes, 1933:

Wisdom of good old John Maynard Keynes, 1933: | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

"I sympathize, therefore, with those who would minimize, rather than with those who would maximize, economic entanglement among nations.

 

Ideas, knowledge, science, hospitality, travel--these are the things which should of their nature be international. But let goods be homespun whenever it is reasonably and conveniently possible, and, above all, let finance be primarily national.

 

Yet, at the same time, those who seek to disembarrass a country of its entanglements should be very slow and wary. It should not be a matter of tearing up roots but of slowly training a plant to grow in a different direction."

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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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The 'sharing economy': The next big business trend - The Week Magazine

The 'sharing economy': The next big business trend - The Week Magazine | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

The 'sharing economy': The next big business trendThe Week MagazineOtherwise known as collaborative consumption or peer-to-peer marketplaces, the sharing economy is all about getting maximal use out of a product or asset, whether it's renting out...


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Yes, we can create greater wealth by sharing. This can create relationships, and we can meet our needs in unexpectedly satisfying ways! The internet provides so many opportunities for more efficient use of our resources through sharing.

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Web 2.0? Forget it. . . . Web 3.0? Obsolete. . . . Web 3D = tool for the future, P2P included: PANGAIA!

Web 2.0? Forget it. . . . Web 3.0? Obsolete. . . .   Web 3D = tool for the future, P2P included: PANGAIA! | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

Witness it, while in the making:

 

. . . the original internet was server and geo-centric due to its origins in academia and DARPA where computers were expensive and "always-on" networking was limited to large institutions.

 

This centrism created DNS addressing to anchor content to servers, so we use search engines as a crutch to bridge the gap between what we're looking for and the server where that content is located. That crutch has balkanized the internet. Facebook and blogs mediate most of our social interactions now, in what used to be such a diverse and serendipitous experience.

 

The solution obviously is a peer-to-peer system where every (personal) machine is an equal player. Not only that, but instead of anchoring content to servers you spread it to nodes where it is desired and can be organized in a larger context and narrative . . .

 

 

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A lot of truth in just one image

A lot of truth in just one image | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
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