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Licensed Larceny
Infrastructure, Financial Extraction and the global South

"Inequality is not just a problem of poverty and the poor: it is as much a problem of wealth and the rich. Licensed larceny is a proxy for how effectively elites have constructed institutions that extract value from the rest of society.
The provision of public services is one area which is increasingly being reconfigured to extract wealth upward to the 1%, notably through so-called Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).
The push for PPPs is not about building infrastructure for the benefit of society but about constructing new subsidies that benefit the already wealthy. It is less about financing development than developing finance.
Understanding and exposing these processes is essential if inequality is to be challenged. But equally important is the need for critical reflection on how the wealthy are getting away with it. What does the wealth gap suggest about the need for new forms of organizing by those who would resist elite power?"

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Creating a successful European Digital Single Market requires open science, open innovation, open scholarship and open infrastructures. Press Release

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Imagining The City Landscape As A Creative Canvas [Future of Cities] - PSFK

Imagining The City Landscape As A Creative Canvas [Future of Cities] - PSFK | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

There is a movement taking place in cities around the world which is remaining urban space not only as a place, but as a platform to grow and share ideas. In our Future Of Cities report, PSFK Labs investigated the key trends and pressing issues that will play a role in shaping the evolution of urban environments over the next decade.

 

 

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Procomuns statement and policies for Commons Collaborative Economies at European level - Commons Transition Wiki

Procomuns statement and policies for Commons Collaborative Economies at European level - Commons Transition Wiki | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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New Center Aims for Infrastructure Paradigm Shift — Climate Solutions

New Center Aims for Infrastructure Paradigm Shift — Climate Solutions | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The US needs to invest trillions just to keep our nation’s basic infrastructure--energy, transportation, water, and waste systems--in working order. Will we lock in inefficient, carbon-polluting systems for decades to come?
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