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How to Make the Sharing Economy Work for Governments

How to Make the Sharing Economy Work for Governments | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Gabe Klein discusses some of the merits and challenges of forging private-public partnerships between disruptive companies and government entities.
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How Cooperation Jackson is Transforming the Poorest State in the U.S.

How Cooperation Jackson is Transforming the Poorest State in the U.S. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With a median household income of just over $37,000, Mississippi is the poorest state in the United States. A powerhouse organization promoting economic justice, Cooperation Jackson was born of a need to transform the state, in particular its capital and largest city, Jackson.
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Poverty Is Not Inevitable: What We Can Do Now to Turn Things Around

Poverty Is Not Inevitable: What We Can Do Now to Turn Things Around | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Inequality and poverty are suddenly hot topics, not only in the United States but also across the globe. Since the early 1980s, there has been a growing underclass in America. At the same time a much smaller class, now called the superrich, built its wealth to levels of opulence not seen since France’s Louis XVI. Despite this, the resulting inequality went mostly unnoticed. When the Great Recession of 2008 hit, and the division between the very wealthy and the rest of us came starkly into focus, various people and groups, including the Occupy movement, began insisting more publicly that we tax wealth. But still, helping the poor has been mostly a discussion on the fringes. At last, the terms of public debate have changed, because inequality and poverty now are debated regularly in the mainstream media and across the political spectrum, not solely by labor, by the left, and by others imagining a new economy.

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From Spain’s 15-M Movement: The Charter for Democracy

From Spain’s 15-M Movement: The Charter for Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Stacco Troncoso and his colleagues at Guerrilla Translation in Madrid have completed an English translation of an important statement from Spain, “The Charter for Democracy,” which should be of great interest to small-d democrats throughout the world. He explains that “the group behind the piece, “Movimiento por la Democracia” (Movement for Democracy), is undoubtedly one of the most important evolutions of Spain’s 15-M movement. It clearly targets the political arena without desiring to become a political party itself. Their ‘Charter for Democracy’ is an inspiring, thorough text on what politics should be. It proposes a politics for the people: squarely grounded in environmental realities and social justice, based on the Commons, defended from corporate interests and neoliberal dictates.”

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Chief Executive of Nesta on the Future of Government Innovation - Thomson Reuters Foundation

Chief Executive of Nesta on the Future of Government Innovation - Thomson Reuters Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Tapping the collective intelligence of innovators and entrepreneurs is going to be increasingly important.

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The rise of data and the death of politics

The rise of data and the death of politics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tech pioneers in the US are advocating a new data-based approach to governance – 'algorithmic regulation'. But where does this leave governments, asks Evgeny Morozov
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Citizen Science: A Pathway for Citizen Engagement and Innovation

Citizen Science: A Pathway for Citizen Engagement and Innovation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Citizen science is an increasingly popular way for ordinary citizens to engage with science across a variety of subject areas and mediums. A combined, cross-sector approach is necessary and the results can be more citizens engaged in the critical science policies that impact our society.
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Why So Many Are Losing Faith in Overgrown Government - PanAm Post

Why So Many Are Losing Faith in Overgrown Government - PanAm Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Our shared belief in equality should ineludibly lead us to a politics of individual, not collective, rights, since as individuals we do not accept on faith the superior wisdom of others.

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Planning a commons-based, peer production future for Ecuador | openDemocracy

Planning a commons-based, peer production future for Ecuador | openDemocracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

FLOK stands for “Free, Libre, Open Knowledge,” and the FLOK Society is a government-sponsored project to imagine how Ecuador might make a strategic transition to a workable post-capitalist knowledge economy.

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Think Different About Hacking? | Gov 2.0: The Power of Platforms

Think Different About Hacking? | Gov 2.0: The Power of Platforms | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The words “hacker” and activity of “hacking” have been receiving a great deal of attention over the past few years, in the wake of data breaches, Wikileaks, the Anonymous and LulzSec groups, and now the “Shady Rat” cyberespionage revelations. Given that it’s being reported as the biggest hacking attack ever, the attention is merited.

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2014 Robert Steele Open Letter to Vice President of the United States of America Joe Biden, The White House

2014 Robert Steele Open Letter to Vice President of the United States of America Joe Biden, The White House | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

For a quarter century a handful of governance reformers have been advocating the creation of an Open Source Agency (OSA). Originally intended to focus on providing decision-support to the entire government while raising global access to open sources of information in all languages for academia, civil society, and commerce, this initiative finally made it on to pages 23 and 413 of the 9/11 Commission Report. This initiative has also been approved twice by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), provided that you, the President, or a Cabinet Secretary ask for it.

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Should the government protect 'sharing economy' companies like Uber and ... - The Times-Picayune

Should the government protect 'sharing economy' companies like Uber and ... - The Times-Picayune | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Whether the home rental website Airbnb is helping or hurting the American economy has come under increasing scrutiny of late, online magazine Slate reported on Friday. 

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Heather Marsh: government as mass collaboration

Heather Marsh: government as mass collaboration | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Heather Marsh is a human rights and internet activist, programmer, political theorist, and former Editor in Chief at Wikileaks Central, and the author of Binding Chaos, a compelling blueprint for 21st century governance. An excerpt:

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“They have no use for someone who looks and dresses like me”

“They have no use for someone who looks and dresses like me” | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There are many valuable lessons to glean from Code Red_, Steven Brill’s Time Magazine cover story on the rescue of healthcare.gov. For those calling out Silicon Valley for its apparent narcissism,
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The myth of the keyboard warrior: public participation and 38 Degrees | openDemocracy

The myth of the keyboard warrior: public participation and 38 Degrees | openDemocracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A cursory glance at the comment section of the UK's leading newspapers suggests that democratic engagement is at an all time low; we are generation apathetic. In their annual health check, the Audit of Political Engagement, the Hansard Society paint a bleak picture of participation trends in Britain. Only 41% of those surveyed are committed to voting in the next General Election. Moreover, less than 1% of the population is a member of a political party. However, 38 Degrees, the political activist movement, bucks these downward trends. In the four years since their foundation in 2009, 38 Degrees have amassed a membership of 1.8 million individuals—more than three times the entire combined memberships of all of Britain’s political parties.

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How France’s Open Data Team Is Modernizing The French Government Through Data | TechCrunch

How France’s Open Data Team Is Modernizing The French Government Through Data | TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A small team of 10 people called Etalab recently released a brand new version of Data.gouv.fr, France’s open data platform. Etalab essentially acted like a startup within the French government, utilizing its open data initiative to surreptitiously modernize the state itself.

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Introducing Teatro Valle – searching for a European commons | openDemocracy

Introducing Teatro Valle – searching for a European commons | openDemocracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

‘European citizenship’ is a ‘constituent’ process that emerges, develops and is constantly elaborated within social practices. How does the practice of the commons effect it? This week’s guest feature reports back on an experiment conducted last September in Teatro Valle. 

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What is government?

What is government? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As I define it, government is nothing more than a consensus system which allows individuals to express their collective will and address concerns that cannot be solved merely on the basis of individual preference.


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The Role of Government in the Transition to a Sustainable Economy - Huffington Post

The Role of Government in the Transition to a Sustainable Economy - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It's a great paradox that the moment the United States needs government the most, we don't seem to have one anymore. As a student of public administration, like many of my generation, I was motivated by John F. Kennedy's call to public service. I "asked not what my country could do for me" and, despite my concerns about the direction of our foreign policy in the 1960s and 1970s, I went to work for the Environmental Protection Agency in the late 1970s asking, "what can I do for my country?" Six months into Ronald Reagan's term, after he defined government as a problem rather than a calling, I was gone. I was not alone; many left and many who were needed never arrived. State and local governments continued to attract the best and brightest of our young people, but fewer and fewer seemed interested in working in our nation's capital. Most headed for private nonprofits and for-profits. In Washington, public service went out of fashion, replaced by the ambition-fueled revolving door.

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Ministry of Digital Infrastructure NL Established

Ministry of Digital Infrastructure NL Established | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In line with the expressed wish of our King, his highness Willem Alexander, to improve  ‘verbondenheid’: cooperation and connectivity between people, I have established ‘het Ministerie van Digitale Infrastuctuur‘ (ministry of digital infrastructure NL #MinDigInfra) ‘van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden’. Such ministry must provide leadership and policy on the continuity and improvement of the digital infrastructural facilities that enable our interwoven communities, society and business ventures to flourish and create wealth in a trans-local and transnational context.

 

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European austerity seeds governance alternatives | openDemocracy

European austerity seeds governance alternatives | openDemocracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

‘If representative democracy is only to choose every four, or five, or six years the person who’s going to do everything they want without taking popular will into account... we are in a sort of trap and I think that’s certainly the case today for Europe and elsewhere.’

  
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Congress Just Started Caring About the Sharing Economy - The Atlantic Cities

Congress Just Started Caring About the Sharing Economy - The Atlantic Cities | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If the so-called "sharing economy" grows into some significant piece of the U.S. economy at large – as many of its advocates predict – Wednesday will mark the day when Congress first began to inquire about just what it all means.

 
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Discovering A Legal Tool To Curb Climate Change - CounterCurrents.org

Discovering A Legal Tool To Curb Climate Change - CounterCurrents.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Corporations are created by state-issued charters. Where corporations are violating their duty to the public trust — for example by pouring climate-destroying greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere — governments have an obligation, to stop them from doing so or to revoke their charters.

 
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Noam Chomsky, the Salon interview: Governments are power systems, trying to sustain power

Noam Chomsky, the Salon interview: Governments are power systems, trying to sustain power | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
So for instance, if you read technology journals you learn that in robotics labs for some years there have been efforts to develop small drones, what they call “fly-sized drones,” which can intrude into a person’s home and be almost invisible and carry out constant surveillance. 
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Prediction: The Government Will Put The NSA In Check - TechCrunch

Prediction: The Government Will Put The NSA In Check - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


To that end, he'll likely release the gag order on tech companies who wish to post the number of users being spied on through their platforms.

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation