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8 institutional innovations that could update the economic system

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We live in an age of profound disruption. Global crises – financial, food, fuel, natural resources, poverty – challenge almost all societies. Yet over the coming decades these disruptions will also create, and are already creating, opportunities for profound personal, societal, and global renewal.
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Want to reboot civilization? What you’ll need - The Boston Globe

Want to reboot civilization? What you’ll need - The Boston Globe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When you’re looking down the barrel of a civilization-erasing event, you have to plan for a world where humanity has lost everything. Canned goods might be nice, but you’d better have brought along a can opener—or know how to make one. What information should we leave survivors? And how do we store it so they can actually make use of it? In recent years, these questions have jumped onto the research agendas of a range of thinkers, from physicists to philosophers to agricultural engineers to librarians, who are considering how to curate and preserve caches of the most useful and important information, tools, and biological samples from today’s world.
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The End of the World As We Know It? The rise of the post-carbon era

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In an exclusive new essay, political scientist Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed presents a dramatic picture of the world we're about to leave behind, and the new possibilities ahead. He argues that the age of Carbon is coming to a close, and only a concerted effort can prevent an impending crisis on a global scale.
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NASA-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? - The Guardian

NASA-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


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The study based on the HANDY model has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed Elsevier journal, Ecological Economics.

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The Metropolitan Revolution: Cities on the Rise out of Necessity

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In the face of “federal gridlock, economic stagnation and fiscal turmoil,” cities and metropolitan areas across the country are tackling the pressing problems that Washington won’t, says Jennifer Bradley, a fellow at the Brookings Institute Metropolitan Policy Program. Her new book The Metropolitan Revolution (with Brookings colleague Bruce Katz) is about cities that are instigating change from the ground up in partnership with nonprofits, foundations, and citizens.
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What Then Must We Do? Gar Alperovitz

Political economist, Gar Alperovitz believes that the storm of failure we’re witnessing on the economy creates pain but also possibility.
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This is more than an economic and political crisis: it’s a crisis of civilization

This is more than an economic and political crisis: it’s a crisis of civilization | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A large portion of European citizens hold the belief that our present consumerist society can (and must) “progress” into the future. Meanwhile, a majority of the inhabitants of the planet can only dream of attaining the same level of material comfort that we have. However, our level of production and consumption has been achieved at the cost of exhausting natural (including energy) resources and by disrupting the equilibrium of Earth’s ecosystems.

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Center for a Stateless Society » This is Not Your Ancestors’ Collapse Scenario

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A forthcoming “NASA study” that predicts medium-term collapse has gone viral on the Internet, based entirely on Nafeez Ahmed’s advance writeup for The Guardian (“NASA-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for ‘irreversible collapse’?,” March 14).

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This entry was posted on Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 12:24 am and is filed under Culture & IdeasOpen Hardware and DesignOriginal ContentP2P FoundationP2P InfrastructuresTechnology. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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'Collapse' Of Modern Civilization A Real Possibility: Study - CounterCurrents.org

'Collapse' Of Modern Civilization A Real Possibility: Study - CounterCurrents.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A new study sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.

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Capitalism Headed for Collapse? How the Sharing Economy Might Break the Fall. |

Capitalism Headed for Collapse? How the Sharing Economy Might Break the Fall. | | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In my last two posts, I painted a gloomy picture of our current state of affairs due to the over-commodification of everything and the devaluation of labor, with no benefit equation other than a numerical financial value going to increasingly fewer people. This trend can result in the collapse of the whole system, possibly after a period of unpleasant hegemony by the few and suffering of the rest. Extreme as that sounds, it’s not unrealistic. The bad news streaming by on my feeds far outnumbers the small gains in environmental laws upheld, minimum wage promoted, or a judge upholding civil liberties, property rights or voting rights somewhere.

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We'll All Be Having a Hacking New Year - Huffington Post

We'll All Be Having a Hacking New Year - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Even after two decades of successfully forecasting spot-on international trends for consumers and corporations, I didn't see coming what I refer to as the Year of the Everyday Trendspotter (aka 2013). It's so easy to do up-to-the-minute searches and publish in real time online that everybody from daddy bloggers to CEOs is broadcasting pronouncements about what's next in their area of expertise. Which might mean a change in my own "next," but for now, here's what I see coming for 2014.

 

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