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Michel Bauwens: A peer-to-peer economy | The People Behind the Paper.lis

Michel Bauwens: A peer-to-peer economy | The People Behind the Paper.lis | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

As a media partner of the CulturaDigitial.br International Festival, Paper.li had the pleasure of interviewing Michel Bauwens, founder of P2P Foundation and one of leading P2P voices in advocacy. 

 

Peer-to-peer originated in technology… but can it help transform society?

 

Paper.li staff writer Liz Wilson interviews Michel and he explains that "yes, it can."  

 

P2P is at the heart of our digital culture. This is a fascinating interview, not to be missed. 


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Peer Productions

Peer Productions is a team of digital media producers of open source art. We work across many disciplines of media production, integrating diverse talents and approaches to digital storytelling.

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Book release:Towards Peer-production in Public Services: cases from Finland

Book release:Towards Peer-production in Public Services: cases from Finland | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

 

This publication is a collection of articles that deals broadly with the relationships between peer-to-peer dynamics, and the design, production and provision of public services. Most of the cases presented are illustrative of recent developments and discussions in Finnish society, however other broader international perspectives which give historical reflection and future-oriented speculation on what might be the outcomes are

included.

”There are many challenges and opportunities in designing, developing and maintaining services for participatory modes of governance, not to mention their co-creation and peer-to-peer aspects. We ask what can be learned from current research, and what is happening already beyond academia?"


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Free Knowledge and Commons Perspectives for Industrial Production

Free Knowledge and Commons Perspectives for Industrial Production | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

Wikipedia has won much “marketshare” (or: “mindshare”) while the Encyclopedia Britannica has stopped the presses. Their production model – so called “commons-based peer production” – is proving hegemonic at least in the area of encyclopedias. This logically draws resources from the market into the commons.

 

Something similar has happened in the domain of software. Over the last 3 decades, Free Software (a.k.a. Libre Software or Open Source) has shown the success of commons-based software projects. Studies have shown that Free Software has reduced the size of the software market by an average factor of 10. Of course people can earn a living working with Free Software, mainly by offering their services, but the Free Software commons tends to keep those market exchanges in balance and avoids monopoly formation or market domination.

 

Now what could the Commons mean in the domain of physical products? In particular for industrial products? That’s where many people have their jobs, where most of the population spends a large part of its money. I’d like to explore with you what impact commons-based models can have in this important domain.

Let us start by reviewing the main characteristics of the industrial production model and detect some of its shortcomings (Part I). Then we explore the commons, first of all the free knowledge commons, to see what perspectives this offers for alternative production models (Part II). In the last part we detect some of the obstacles and challenges that lie ahead to go from the current embryonic state of Free Hardware to transition to an industrial production model based in Free Knowledge and Commons-based organisation.

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Self-Learning: The New Master's Degree

Self-Learning: The New Master's Degree | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

The free wheeling heydays of paying 100s of thousands of dollars for an education while driving around with the top down screaming, “Money ain’t a thang,” times may soon be over.

 

People are getting tired of paying an exorbitant amount of money for a quality education — and not even the best in the world. Employers are starting to care less and less about your degree, or where you went to school; but, more about the actual skills you possess. Self-learning is becoming the new way to advance your education, learn new skills, and may become the master’s degree of the future.

 

Technology will play a key role in offering people around the world an opportunity to get an excellent education. All students will need to give, in exchange, is their hard work, and time spent learning the material. Professors from Stanford, MIT, and other magnificent schools are starting to put certain courses online for free. There are other online hubs, such as Udemy, which allow users to create a class, upload videos, and then give  the class away for free, or charge a small fee.

 

"The self-motivated learner will be on the web. And there will be far less place-based [college] things…college — except for the parties — needs to be less place-based.” — Bill Gates

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Book Review: Prosperity Without Growth - Economics for a Finite Planet

Book Review: Prosperity Without Growth - Economics for a Finite Planet | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

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A "must-read" on the topic.

 

It's the beginning of a new year (2009) and with so many economic and environmental challenges ahead we need all the inspiration we can get to help us get over our Copenhangovers! For all the myriad of reasons that the Copenhagen Climate Summit failed surely the tensions over economic and industrial development are near the top of the list.

 

As Alex Pasternak said in his excellent Cop 15 summary "The world treated COP15 like a trade treaty, not a peace treaty." So where to now? Tim Jackson's book Prosperity With out Growth - Economics for a Finite Planet might be a good place to start.Following on from The New Economics.


This excellent book on the question unlimited of economic growth was published towards of last year and arrived hot on the heels of another monetary tome The New Economics by Andrew Simms and David Boyle of The New Economics Foundation.

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Against the crisis: P2P Industrial Revolution!

Against the crisis: P2P Industrial Revolution! | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
Creating real change from the current situation, the building of an economic foundation for social cohesion — these are not things we can expect from macroeconomic government policies. That’s not what the peninsular States, and a good part of the European States, are there for any more. Rather, they are debating the rent captures that public debts represent, and the pressure from a few Big Businesses made more powerful (and irresponsible) by the crisis, in a general framework of job destruction.

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A Rebellious World or a New Dark Age?

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Published on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 by TomDispatch.com

 

A Rebellious World or a New Dark Age?
 

On the History of the US Economy in Decline

 

 

by

 

Noam

 

Chomsky


The Occupy movement has been an extremely exciting development. Unprecedented, in fact. There’s never been anything like it that I can think of. If the bonds and associations it has established can be sustained through a long, dark period ahead -- because victory won’t come quickly -- it could prove a significant moment in American history.



The fact that the Occupy movement is unprecedented is quite appropriate. After all, it’s an unprecedented era and has been so since the 1970s, which marked a major turning point in American history. For centuries, since the country began, it had been a developing society, and not always in very pretty ways. That’s another story, but the general progress was toward wealth, industrialization, development, and hope. There was a pretty constant expectation that it was going to go on like this. That was true even in very dark times.

I’m just old enough to remember the Great Depression. After the first few years, by the mid-1930s -- although the situation was objectively much harsher than it is today -- nevertheless, the spirit was quite different. There was a sense that “we’re gonna get out of it,” even among unemployed people, including a lot of my relatives, a sense that “it will get better.”

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EU in Crisis – It is time to build Another Europe Now!

EU in Crisis – It is time to build Another Europe Now! | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
May 8, 2012 – 18:00 A new Pan-European network to fight against the EU’s austerity policies and support a fairer, greener, more democratic Europe has been launched in Brussels, followin...

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Open Source Ecology

Open Source Ecology | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS)

is a modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform

that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines

that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts.

<<Your project is amazing. Thrilling, actually...It's people like you who really give me hope for the future.>>

– Chris Anderson, TED Curator

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The New Paradigm Conference

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Around the globe, we are all searching for ways to empower citizens and communities, build new forms of enterprise and association, and develop new models of public governance.


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Noam Chomsky comments on (his book about) the Occupy movement

A MUST SEE & MUST READ?

Laura Flanders sat down with professor and author Noam Chomsky, to discuss his latest publication, OCCUPY, OWS, anarchism, racism, corporate power and cooperative potential. Recorded 4/24/12 at MIT for Free Speech TV.

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. Politics is at the Root of the Problem .

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by Joseph Stiglitz


Austerity policies are driving us towards a double-dip recession, warns US economist Joseph Stiglitz. He sat down with Martin Eiermann to discuss new economic thinking and the influence of money in politics.


The European: Four years after the beginning of the financial crisis, are you encouraged by the ways in which economists have tried to make sense of it, and by the ways in which those insights have been taken up by policy makers?


Stiglitz: Let me break this down in a slightly different way. Academic economists played a big role in causing the crisis. Their models were overly simplified, distorted, and left out the most important aspects. Those faulty models then encouraged policy-makers to believe that the markets would solve all the problems. Before the crisis, if I had been a narrow-minded economist, I would have been very pleased to see that academics had a big impact on policy. But unfortunately that was bad for the world. After the crisis, you would have hoped that the academic profession had changed and that policy-making had changed with it and would become more skeptical and cautious. You would have expected that after all the wrong predictions of the past, politics would have demanded from academics a rethinking of their theories. I am broadly disappointed on all accounts. ...

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Digital Culture and Sustainability ----- | ----- UN-Conference: Culture and Sustainability in the Rio+20

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Michel Bauwens:

 

The Rio+20 mandate recognizes three pillars of sustainable development – the economic, the social and the environmental. However, the process does not challenge the fundamental toxicity of the current operating system, and ignores that such a ‘faulty’ DNA has strong culture roots.

 

What do we mean? The following is not based on the stated ideals of Rio+20 but rather on the actual practice of the really existing economic system.

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BASIC INCOME EARTH NETWORK: a natural partner for the commons?

BASIC INCOME EARTH NETWORK: a natural partner for the commons? | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

A Basic Income is an income unconditionally granted to all on an individual basis, without means test or work requirement. Basic Income News provides information and news on this topic. You are welcome to participate!

 

About BI News
A basic income is an income unconditionally granted to all on an individual basis, without means test or work requirement. For more information about Basic Income see USBIG and the Basic Income Earth Network.

 

Basic Income News is the online incarnation of the BIEN NewsFlash and affiliated publications, such as the USBIG Newsletter. The BIEN NewsFlash and its predecessor, the BIEN Newsletter, have been in publication since 1988. They are the creation of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), an international organization promoting discussion of Basic Income around the world. For information about BIEN:  http://www.basicincome.org/ ;

 

The USBIG Newsletter has been going since the year 2000. It is the creation of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network (the USBIG Network), BIEN’s affiliate in the United States. For more information about the USBIG Network, http://www.usbig.net/

 

Basic Income News began in the spring of 2011, when Joerg Drescher approached the editors of the BIEN and USBIG Newsletters about creating an online version of the basic income newsletters, in hopes that it would be more up-to-the minute and interactive. This site will have frequently updated news stories about Basic Income around the world, provided initially by BIEN and USBIG. We hope soon that many more of BIEN’s affiliates will contribute as well.

 

If you have news about Basic Income that you think should be published in Basic Income News, please contact the editors at <desk@binews.org>. Make sure that the information you send is complete, reliable, and in accordance with copyright rules.

 

Editors:
Yannick Vanderborght, BIEN Newsflash (bien@basicincome.org)
Karl Widerquist, USBIG Newsletter (Karl@Widerquist.com)

 

Managing Editor:
Joerg Drescher

 

Research:
Paul Nollen
Sandro Gobetti (Basic Income Network Italy)
Gwang Eun Choi (Basic Income Korean Network)

 

Webmaster:
Joerg Drescher (joerg.drescher@iovialis.org)

 

Additional contributions:
The BIEN Executive Committee
The USBIG Committee
Citizen’s Income Trust

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MANUFACTURING IN MOTION: first survey on 3D printing community

MANUFACTURING IN MOTION: first survey on 3D printing community | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

Written by nuvatsia.

Posted in Longitudinal results, Survey Result

by Jarkko Moilanen & Tere Vadén 

 

ANOTHER INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION?

Economists and theorists of innovation such as Jeremy Rifkin, Yochai Benkler, Michel Bauwens, and several others have concluded that the Third Industrial Revolution is at hand [3, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15]. Often the discussion around this topic refers to emerging new technologies such as clever software, novel materials, nanotechnology, more dexterous robots and new processes such as three-dimensional printing or the new wave of rapid manufacturing developed by the open source/hardware community, and the associated distributed ways of organising design and production.

 

 

 

 

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Vive la CO-révolution | Facebook

Vive la CO-révolution | Facebook | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it
Comment faire pour évoluer vers une société collaborative et faire jouer au mieux l'alchimie du 1+1=3 (ou plus) !? Description L’avenir du monde ne peut plus attendre. Pour appréhender la société autrement, nous devons changer de « logiciel de pensée », abandonner les rapports de force et travailler en bonne intelligence pour construire le monde durable de demain. Parmi les modes d’action nécessaires à cette évolution se trouve la collaboration : de plus en plus adoptée par les convaincus de l’urgence, elle renouvelle nos façons de penser et d’agir à tous les niveaux de la société.

Au moment où l’émergence du web participatif facilite la mise en réseau et encourage la transparence des échanges, cette logique imprègne peu à peu notre façon de penser, d’agir, de consommer (mouvement de « consommation collaborative » qui nous incite à covoiturer, cotravailler, « louer citoyen », couchsurfer - prêter son canapé - etc.), mais aussi d’entreprendre (dépasser la logique de compétition), de militer et de manager (recours à l’intelligence collective et au management participatif).

La corévolution préfigure-t-elle d’un nouveau modèle de société ? Nous le pensons : en déplaçant les logiques du « moi » au « nous », la corévolution donne un autre espace de déploiement concret au développement durable.
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Richard Heinberg |  The End of Growth

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The End of Growth proposes a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental turning point in our economic history. The expansionary trajectory of industrial civilization is colliding with non-negotiable natural limits.

 

Richard Heinberg’s latest landmark work goes to the heart of the ongoing financial crisis, explaining how and why it occurred, and what we must do to avert the worst potential outcomes. Written in an engaging, highly readable style, it shows why growth is being blocked by three factors:

 

Resource depletion,
Environmental impacts, and
Crushing levels of debt.

 

These converging limits will force us to re-evaluate cherished economic theories and to reinvent money and commerce.


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The Peer to Peer Manifesto: The Emergence of P2P Civilization and Political Economy

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Michel Bauwens Our current political economy is based on a fundamental mistake. It is based on the assumption that natural resources are unlimited, and that it is an endless sink. This false assu...

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An impressive mindmap signed Michel Bauwens: Everything Open and Free

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Just zoom in and discover.

Numerous links to open. 

You can combine with this Prezi 

and even listen here to Michel Bauwens at TEDxBrussels during your queest.



Let's change the order of our learning

in order to learn

how to change the world.



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The indignados make change contagious

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Katharine Ainger: One year on, the Spanish indignados are offering practical ways to survive the economic crisis...

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Audiovisual and Media Policies - Media Literacy | Europa

Audiovisual and Media Policies - Media Literacy | Europa | P2P search for New Politics & Economics | Scoop.it

Media literacy represents the competence to:

- Access the media

- Understand and to have critical approach towards different aspects of media contents

- Create communications in a variety of contexts.

 

Media literacy relates to all media, including television and film, radio and recorded music, print media, the Internet and all other digital communication technologies. It is a fundamental competence not only for the young generation but also for adults and elderly people, for parents, teachers and media professionals. The Commission considers media literacy as an important factor for active citizenship in today's information society.


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An Open Message to the 99% (Occupy Wall Street)

Revolutions are dangerous and unpredictable beasts, and for a population to enter into one without fully understanding what is at stake is much like handing ...
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Europe will be smashed by #12MTsunami next saturday:

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Everywhere. Join us. Rise up!

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