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Knowledge should be free

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By Katherine Maher, Chief Communications Officer, Wikimedia Foundation.
Knowledge should be free, open, and collaborative. This is the idea at the heart of Wikipedia.
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Economics for Humans - P2P Foundation

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All his life José Pereyra had been a waiter. For 20 years he served tables at Los Chanchitos (The Little Piggies), an old-style parrila (grill) at a strategic corner in Buenos Aires, on the borderline between two of the most densely populated middle-class neighbourhoods of the city.

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David Graeber’s Utopia of Rules tackles bureaucracy

David Graeber’s Utopia of Rules tackles bureaucracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It’s hard to imagine today, but in the 19th century the most admired and emulated entity in the world was a postal service: the German ­postal service.
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Review of David Graeber's 'The Utopia of Rules', plus some discussion of left politics in the UK

This is an extended summary and discussion of David Graeber's book 'The Utopia of Rules'. It also contains some comments on what the book might offer our analysis of the current failures of radical left politics in contemporary Britain.
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Collective Action After Networks - P2P Foundation

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Peter Waterman: "It runs to only some 50-60 pages on my ebook reader, costs 5 Euros, and is written in a language more or less comprehensible to me, even if I have to struggle to make it so."

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The Economic Realms: Globalized Inequality

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Francois Bourguignon’s The Globalization of Inequality is an interesting companion to Tony Atkinson’s Inequality, which I reviewed here recently. It’s a different kind of book, a relatively short argument about why and how to make the globalization process fairer, as contrasted with Atkinson’s longer and detailed description and analysis of inequality in the UK with a substantial list of policy recommendations. It’s useful to have the global picture alongside the national one, however, because the story globally is of much increased incomes in the middle of the distribution in a few countries – largely China – as well as gains among the richest groups.

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Green Transitions Scoreboard - April 2015 - Just in time for Earth Day!

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Earth Day 2015 marks $6.22 trillion invested in the global green transition since 2007. This meets our Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) goal of $10 trillion privately invested in the green econom...
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Evolutionary Theory of Commons Management - P2P Foundation

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The ability of humans to organize collective action on a scale much larger than would be predicted by theories of egocentric rationality can be perhaps best explained in an evolutionary context by the slow and uncertain process (not necessarily leading to a desired end) of group selection on cultural variation (distinct from group selection based only on genetic kinship), facilitated by humans' special skills at imitation and teaching.

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Reinventing Organizations - Frédéric Laloux

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The following are notes taken from Frédéric Laloux's excellent talk on his new book Reinventing Organizations - The emergence of a new management paradigm. It's basically a summary of the next way ...
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Changing the Way Money Works: The Steady State Economy and Sharing Law

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 "It also just reduces barriers to a wide variety of things that we think create more sustainable local economies, like solar energy projects, community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs, worker...
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Book of the Day: Government of the Precarious

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* Book: State of Insecurity: Government of the Precarious. by Isabell Lorey.
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Cultivating Reform and Revolution

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Mountains and rivers, skyscrapers and dams – the world is filled with objects and structures that appear sturdy. Glancing upwards at a skyscraper, or mountain, a person may know that these obelisks will not remain eternally unchanged, but in the moment of the glance we maintain a certain casual confidence that they are not about to crumble suddenly. Yet skyscrapers collapse, mountains erode, rivers run dry or change course, and dams crack under the pressure of the waters they hold. Even equipped with this knowledge it is still tempting to view such structures as enduringly solid. Perhaps the residents of Lisbon, in November of 1755, had a similar faith in the sturdiness of the city they had built, a faith that was shattered in an earthquake – and aftershocks – that demonstrated all too terribly the fragility at the core of all physical things.

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The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy

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The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy by Michael L...
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Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism - P2P Foundation

Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Occupy movement has emerged in a historical crisis of global capitalism. It struggles for the reappropriation of the commodified commons. Communications are part of the commons of society. Yet contemporary social media are ridden by an antagonism between private corporate control (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and self-managed, commons-based activist media. In this work, Christian Fuchs analyses the contradictory dialectic of social media in the Occupy movement. Drawing on a political economy framework and interpretation of the results of the OccupyMedia! Survey, in which more than 400 Occupy activists reported on their social media use, OccupyMedia! The Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism shows how activists confront the contradictions of capitalism and communication in the age of crisis and social media. The book discusses the contradiction between commercial and alternative social media and argues that the existence of a surveillance-industrial complex expressed in the PRISM system shows the urgent necessity to create social media beyond Facebook and Google.

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Cycles of Exchange

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This post was inspired by eGaia, a book by Dr Gary Alexander about the big picture of how we got where we are and where we could be headed. The theme of chapter 8 of eGaia is our inherently coopera...
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On the Commodification of Human Discovery | P2P Foundation

On the Commodification of Human Discovery | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Over the past fifteen or twenty years, the monoculture narrative of IP has been attacked by a variety of cultures and users of digital technologies.
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This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 12:00 pm and is filed under CommonsCommons TransitionCopyright/IPFeatured BookOriginal ContentP2P BooksSharing. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackbackfrom your own site.

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An important book on the Energy Transition to Renewable Electricity

An important book on the Energy Transition to Renewable Electricity | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
100% renewable electricity is not just a dream anymore
* Book: Crossing Over: Making the Energy Transition from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Electricity. Roberto Verzola.
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The Zero Marginal Cost Society by Jeremy Rifkin

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The Zero Marginal Cost Society (2014) lays out a strong case for the self-destructive nature of capitalism, demonstrating how it is sowing the seeds of its own destruction.
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The Economic Realms: Lies, damned lies, statistics, and GDP

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On the train to Manchester this morning I finished a terrific book I should really have read long ago. I’m very glad I finally have. It’s Morten Jerven’s Poor Numbers: how we are misled by African development statistics and what to do about it. The title made me think it was only relevant to African statistics, when in fact anybody interested in GDP and national accounts should read it.


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To Save the World… Preface by Bernard Stiegler for Michel Bauwens’ new book | P2P Foundation

To Save the World… Preface by Bernard Stiegler for Michel Bauwens’ new book | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Michel Bauwens has a new book out, in French, entitled Saving the World: Towards a post-capitialist society with peer-to-peer.
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The Economic Realms: The Social Credit proposals explained in 10 Lessons

The Economic Realms: The Social Credit proposals explained in 10 Lessons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Social Credit is a doctrine, a series of principles expressed for the first time by Major and engineer C. H. Douglas in 1918. The implementation of these principles would make the social and economic organism effectively reach its proper end, which is the service of human needs. Social Credit would neither create the goods nor the needs, but it would eliminate any artificial obstacle between the two of them, between production and consumption, between the wheat in elevators and the bread on the table. The obstacle today — at least in the developed countries — is purely of financial order, a money obstacle. Now, the financial system neither proceeds from God nor nature. Established by men, it can be adjusted to serve men and no more to cause them problems.

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The Economic Realms: Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy

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The aim of this book is not to provide yet another critique of capitalism but rather to contribute to the ongoing dialogue for post-capitalist construction, and to discuss how another world could be possible. We build on the idea that peer-to-peer infrastructures are gradually becoming the general conditions of work, economy, and society, considering peer production as a social advancement within capitalism but with various post-capitalistic aspects in need of protection, enforcement, stimulation and connection with progressive social movements. Using a four-scenario approach, we attempt to simplify possible outcomes and to explore relevant trajectories of the current techno-economic paradigm within and beyond capitalism. The first part of the book begins with an introduction (chapters 1 and 2) of the techno-economic paradigm shifts theory, which sees capitalism as a creative destruction process. Such a dynamic, innovation-based understanding of economic and societal development arguably allows for an integral bird's-eye-view of future scenarios (chapter 3) within and beyond the dominant system. Sharing the conviction that the globalized economy is at a critical turning point, we describe the four future scenarios; namely, netarchical capitalism, distributed capitalism, resilient communities and global Commons. Netarchical and distributed capitalism (chapters 4 and 5) are parts of the wider value mode of cognitive capitalism and form, what we call “the mixed model of neo-feudal cognitive capitalism” (chapter 6). On the other hand, the resilient communities (chapter 7) and the global Commons (chapter 8) reside in the hypothetical model of mature peer production under civic dominance. We postulate that the mature peer production communities pose a sustainable alternative to capital accumulation, that of the circulation of the Commons. Hence, we make some tentative transition proposals towards a Commons-based economy and society for the state, the market and the civic domain (chapter 9). Finally, we conclude with remarks and suggestions for future actions. 


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Book of the Day: 21st Century Re­Alignments in Art and Politics

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* Book (in preparation): A STATE OF PRE­: 21st Century Re­Alignments in Art and Politics. An anthology of art and theory. from the Re­Aligned Project. Ed. by Ivor Stodolsky and Marita Muukkonen. Sternberg Press, 2016.


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The Power of Collective Wisdom Free download

The Power of Collective Wisdom Free download | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Power of Collective Wisdom Free Textbook Ebook download pdf 9781576754450.
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The Internet vs. Democracy

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a review of Robert W. McChesney, Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy  (The New Press, 2014) by Richard Hill ~ Many of us have noticed that much of the news ...
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