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From start-up to sellout: An inside look at MakerBot’s downfall | P2P Foundation

Isaac Anderson, a former MakerBot employee, tells a cautionary tale about the perils of venture capital inserting itself in the Open Source community
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The dark side of digital finance: On financial machines, financial robots & financial AI | P2P Foundation

If the future of finance is going to be digital, we want it to be populated with those who value the deeper tenets of open source philosophy
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Most people don’t know what Capitalism is. | P2P Foundation

In Capitalism what matters is not whether fictional entities or human beings are making money, but whether decision makers are making money.

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Scrapping Trident and transitioning to a nuclear-free world | P2P Foundation

Rather than wasting these vast sums on the inhumane machinery of warfare, we could provide emergency assistance to desperate refugees and asylum seekers.

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Hydraulic Fracturing Drives U.S. Energy Revolution

Hydraulic Fracturing Drives U.S. Energy Revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

America’s status as the world’s leading producer of oil and natural gas is delivering major benefits to U.S. families and businesses.

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A last stand for the Davos ‘gods’? | P2P Foundation

A last stand for the Davos ‘gods’? | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Davos elite are increasingly deluded about the role they can play in creating a sustainable future.

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Nothing Times Nothing: Are We Really Nearing the End of Capitalism? | P2P Foundation

Nothing Times Nothing: Are We Really Nearing the End of Capitalism? | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Okay. As in all good blues songs, this story starts with ‘woke up this mornin’…’ and goes on to bemoan conditions of the storyteller’s life. We then go on to tie in an excellent critique by Stephanie McMillan of Paul Mason’s views on Post-Capitalism and why she thinks he is wrong to claim that it …
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Protecting Solar Citizens in South Australia  | P2P Foundation

Protecting Solar Citizens in South Australia  | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Although Solar Citizens are reducing greenhouse emissions, SA Power Networks wants to implement a residential solar tariff.
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UN Special Rapporteur: "Copyright might run counter to human rights" | P2P Foundation

UN Special Rapporteur: "Copyright might run counter to human rights" | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Patents give patent-holders the power to deny access to others, thereby limiting or denying the public’s right of participation to science and culture.
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Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Their Own Life Stories

Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Their Own Life Stories | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A lawsuit filed in Nevada federal court claims that Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio effectively don't own the rights to their own life stories as told in the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Volkswagen Scandal Confirms the Dangers of Proprietary Code | P2P Foundation

Volkswagen Scandal Confirms the Dangers of Proprietary Code | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Few commentators have mentioned that the Volkswagen scandal would not have happened if the software for the pollution-control equipment had been open source
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The anti-democratic and anti-social design foundations of the Euro | P2P Foundation

The anti-democratic and anti-social design foundations of the Euro | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“This was not a mistake; this was not something that they tried to avoid. It is what they wanted to happen, a crisis that would cause a realignment of political power and the end of the European welfare state.” 

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Small Loans, Big Problems: The False Promise of Microfinance | P2P Foundation

Small Loans, Big Problems: The False Promise of Microfinance | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ever since Bill Clinton and the World Bank enthusiastically embraced the microfinance concept in the 1990s, we at Local Futures have been skeptical of its benefits.
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How Australia produces $30 billion worth of 'grey literature' that we can't read

How Australia produces $30 billion worth of 'grey literature' that we can't read | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Grey literature - produced by government departments, academic institutions, private companies - are hidden away from the public.
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The Sharing Economy’s Dirty Laundry | P2P Foundation

Sharing economy companies like Uber and Airbnb aren’t helping local economies — they’re just helping themselves.
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When are Crimes Against Humanity “Arcane References”? | P2P Foundation

When are crimes against humanity “arcane references”? When the United States government commits them.
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You can't tell me what to do with my land! | P2P Foundation

Individualism, at first, only saps the virtues of public life; but in the long run it attacks and destroys all others to be absorbed in selfishness

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Trade Secret Trolls - #StopTradeSecrets | P2P Foundation

The approval of the current Trade Secrets directive would lead to very serious threats for citizens who undercover corporate abuses
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How to put an end to the urban commons and “sharing” once and for all

How to put an end to the urban commons and “sharing” once and for all | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The widespread and improper use of
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Syriza did not support the commons! | P2P Foundation

Syriza did not support the commons! | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Despite its stated poliical intentions, which we reported about in this blog, every time push came to shove, Syriza did not support commons solutions, shows Theodoros Karyotis in ROAR magazine (which is now a print publication as well), highlighting different case studies: “Let us look into some examples where the SYRIZA government, instead of ratifying …
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Chris Hedges on the need for civil disobedience | P2P Foundation

Chris Hedges on the need for civil disobedience | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Hard hitting commentary from Chris Hedges on the futility of appealing to corporate-bought regulatory agencies and bodies.
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What is TTIP? | War On Want

What is TTIP? | War On Want | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a comprehensive free trade and investment treaty currently being negotiated – in secret – between the European Union and the USA.
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The Sustainable Development Goals: A Siren and Lullaby for Our Times | P2P Foundation

The Sustainable Development Goals: A Siren and Lullaby for Our Times | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Most people haven’t heard about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). And if you have, there’s probably a rosy halo emanating from the deep recesses of your subconscious.
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How to hack the mainstream discourse on ending poverty | P2P Foundation

How to hack the mainstream discourse on ending poverty | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A campaign which highlights the true reality of poverty while pointing the way towards real solutions for a fair and sustainable world.
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Video of the day: Dmytri Kleiner on Germany's treason scandal | P2P Foundation

Video of the day: Dmytri Kleiner on Germany's treason scandal | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Activist and software developer Dmytri Kleiner gives his perspective on Germany's treason scandal to RT International.
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