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Sharing Economy: An alternative to ownership | Shift

Collaborative consumption is about sharing and swapping everyday objects such as books, toys and clothing. But music, homes and cars are being shared more and more often. Numerous online platforms offer differing forms of the sharing economy. 

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Share or Die: End Of Ownership And Rise of The Sharing Economy in 2014

Conceptions of ownership are changing rapidly, with a steady move towards increased collaboration and sharing.
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Dump Veolia Coalition: grassroots activism of the year

Dump Veolia Coalition: grassroots activism of the year | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Veolia, an international water company, was sought by Mayor Slay to do business in St. Louis. Slay, who at the time was running for is 4th term, was looking for a consulting firm to advise the city on how to improve the cities water system.


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Georgism: everyone owns what they create & everything found in nature belongs equally to all of humanity

Georgism: everyone owns what they create & everything found in nature belongs equally to all of humanity | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Georgism is a philosophy and economic ideology that holds that everyone owns what they create, but that everything found in nature, most importantly land, belongs equally to all of humanity. The Georgist philosophy is usually associated with the idea of a single tax on the value of land. Georgists argue that a tax on land value is efficient, fair andequitable, and will generate sufficient revenue so that other taxes, which are less fair and efficient, can be reduced or eliminated." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgism)

 
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The Sharing Economy Is Here to Stay - Madison Magazine - January 2014

The Sharing Economy Is Here to Stay - Madison Magazine - January 2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Once thought of as a craze for Millennials rejecting consumerism, the sharing economy is now a recognized movement that has seized the attention of the New York Times, the Economist and NPR, among others. The sharing economy refers to a new kind of economic model where underutilized products and assets—think cars, apartment or home space and even one’s time—are shared with others, valuing access to these goods over ownership. In Madison, early traces of the sharing economy can be seen in our long history of cooperatives.

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Are We Wired To Want Stuff? - Huffington Post

Are We Wired To Want Stuff? - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Finally, by creating meaningful traditions, we can teach our kids what truly will bring them lasting happiness during the holidays -- like starting a gratitude tradition or helping others. Those are the things that they really will remember.

 
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The Fateful Choice: The Pilgrims Assign Private Property Rights in Land | David Bollier

The Fateful Choice: The Pilgrims Assign Private Property Rights in Land | David Bollier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

On the eve of Thanksgiving here in the US, Andro Linklater, the author of a new book,Owning the Earth:  The Transforming History of Land Ownership (Bloomsbury), describes how the Pilgrims imposed their notions of private property on the land commons in the New World.  The consequences – while perhaps inevitable, whether from them or other settlers – were nonetheless pivotal in the future development of America.  Lanklater published an excerpt of his book recently on the Bloomberg News website. (Tragically, Linklater died a week before his book’s publication on November 12.)

 
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How To Design For The Sharing Economy

How To Design For The Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The definition of ownership is changing. We are becoming less interested in owning products and accumulating wealth through long-term purchases. Instead, we crave experiences, seeking out things without much of a financial or time investment, and have a newfound appreciation of bargains and second-hand possessions (a song about thrifting is leading the Billboard charts as I am writing this). We increasingly consume products and services through renting, sharing, and purchasing subscriptions. Being “socially connected” is no longer just about having a lot of people to share your news with; these days, it’s about having a lot of people to share your stuff with--either for free or at a fraction of the market fee. It’s about collaborative consumption.

 
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Summation: The coming decline in ownership

Summation: The coming decline in ownership | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The next few decades will witness a massive decline in ownership.  Renting, not owning, will become the primary way people in the first-world consume. 

 
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ANALYSIS: Circular and sharing, when two become one?

ANALYSIS: Circular and sharing, when two become one? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If there is one thing the sustainability movement appears to want ownership of, it is the word 'economy'.
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Ownership and the Sharing Economy • jaltman

Ownership and the Sharing Economy • jaltman | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Sharing can save a ton of money. We share apartments, cars, and office space with family, friends, and coworkers. We share roads, radio waves, and national defense with fellow citizens. In cases like these, sharing leads to huge economic gain.

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Can Employee-Owned Companies Reboot the Economy? - TIME

Can Employee-Owned Companies Reboot the Economy? - TIME | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The American worker is doing so well. The median wage earner’s pay hasn’t grown in years, while most economic growth is being captured only by the already wealthy. While these problems are well-documented, finding a solution for the average wage-earner’s plight has been more difficult.

 




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The Sharing Economy: A Shift Away From Ownership?

The Sharing Economy: A Shift Away From Ownership? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Our Internet-connected world makes it easy for anyone to become an entrepreneur by offering up an unused resource for sale or rent, be it an empty bedroom, a parked car, or a skill. How much of an impact is this culture having on our economy?
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Norm Miller's curator insight, November 12, 2013 10:20 AM

This is a great question.

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Ten Ways to Democratize Our Broken Economy - BillMoyers.com

Ten Ways to Democratize Our Broken Economy - BillMoyers.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The richest 400 Americans now own more wealth than the bottom 180 million taken together. The political system is in deadlock. Social and economic pain continue to grow. Environmental devastation and global warming present growing challenges. Is there any path toward a more democratic, equal and ecologically sustainable society? What can one person do?

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Peer Production License - P2P Foundation

Peer Production License - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The peer production license is an example of the Copyfarleft type of license, in which only other commoners, cooperatives and nonprofits can share and re-use the material, but not commercial entities intent on making profit through the commons without explicit reciprocity


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The Employee Ownership 100: America's Largest Majority Employee-Owned Companies

The Employee Ownership 100: America's Largest Majority Employee-Owned Companies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
An annotated list of the 100 largest U.S. companies 50% or more employee-owned through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) or other means. (What comes after capitalism?
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation