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Making Sense of the Emerging Economy with Yochai Benkler | P2P Foundation

Unless technologies are explicitly designed to reduce inequality, they wind up exacerbating it. Reflections on Yochai Benkler's closing remarks at Ouishare.
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Difference between revisions of "Interfacing Open Peer Production Organizations with Classical Institutions" - P2P Foundation

Difference between revisions of "Interfacing Open Peer Production Organizations with Classical Institutions" - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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The remarkable keynote of Yochai Benkler on the state of the commons/sharing movements and the tensions within | P2P Foundation

It's indeed a remarkable synthesis of where the P2P movement is at, and how it is both grappling with the tensions in the world and within the movements.
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Towards a Society of the Commons | P2P Foundation

A recent article on a Society of the Commons co-authored by Michel Bauwens, Vasilis Kostakis, Alex Pazaitis.
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Transition Proposals Towards a Commons-Oriented Economy and Society | P2P Foundation

Transition Proposals Towards a Commons-Oriented Economy and Society | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the context of the Ecuadorian transition project towards a open commons-based knowledge society, see Floksociety.org, and to complement the prior analysis of three competing economic models in the age of peer production, I have formulated some transition proposals, on how to get from Phase 2, emerging peer production in the context of the dominance... Continue reading →
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Using Blockchain Technology To Build A Social and Solidarity Economy | P2P Foundation

A primer on the basics of the Blockchain and its potential to facilitate remittances, financial inclusion, cooperative structures and microinsurance systems

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FairMarket Is Here | P2P Foundation

The FairCoop team is pleased to announce that the FairMarket has now officially entered its beta phase, which means that it is fully functional as a market, and we invite interested individuals and organisations to come and test it out, either as...

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Agency in the Age of Peer Production

Agency in the Age of Peer Production | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In this age of peer production, new technologies allow students, teachers, and writing program administrators to talk to and write with one another and assess writing in transformative ways. Teaching and learning are changing, as learning transcends the classroom walls, facilitating new networks, connections, and collaborations.

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Present Technological Revolution and the Emergence of Postcapitalist Social Relations - P2P... - Linkis.com

Present Technological Revolution and the Emergence of Postcapitalist Social Relations - P2P... - Linkis.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The industrial revolution concept first appears mainly in Arnold Toynbee and Engels. It is primarily used to describe the upheavals of the late eighteenth and nineteenth century. It is the affirmation of capitalism, the industrialization of Great-Britain, of Europe and the United States. But beyond this specific reality, today it's a more general concept, which is frequently used. Basically we can say that it means a major upheaval of the techniques and means of production, but with the specificity that these changes have an impact on almost all aspects of economic and social life. There are constantly technological changes in capitalism and some of them disrupt important specific aspects, but in reality we can only speak of a technological or industrial revolution when the upheavals caused concern most aspects of economic and social life in general. In this sense we can say that there have been so far two major technological revolutions in capitalism. The first began in the late eighteenth century with the steam engine, railways, etc. The second is electricity, which appeared straddling the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Transitioning from Extractive Capital Models to Generative Capital Models | P2P Foundation

Transitioning from Extractive Capital Models to Generative Capital Models | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“We believe that a new economy cannot be built in vacuum. We see this as a process of metamorphosis. The ethical and aware classical players will join first to transfer their classical store value and production assets into new assets. This is in essence a transfer of resources from the old economy into the new. …
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Economic Calculation (4): How Current Supply Chains Can Serve Broader Mutual Coordination | P2P Foundation

Economic Calculation (4): How Current Supply Chains Can Serve Broader Mutual Coordination | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A thought module proposed by Bob Haugen, via email: “Most such discussions (about Economic Calculation) miss what I talked about here: The short version is that the people who are still talking about the calculation problem do not seem to understand how planning and replanning is done now in capitalist supply chains (as well as …
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How a p2p-driven mutual coordination economy may solve the economic calculation problem (2) | P2P Foundation

How a p2p-driven mutual coordination economy may solve the economic calculation problem (2) | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Two days ago, we presented the article by Seth Ackerman in which he presented the ‘economic calculation problem’ and various solutions to it, ending his argument with a call for a form of socialized finance which would respect the autonomy of the firm. For a more in-depth understanding, see how I have processed his arguments …
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Ten Commandments of Peer Production and Commons Economics | David Bollier

Ten Commandments of Peer Production and Commons Economics | David Bollier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

For the Uncommons conference in Berlin on October 23, Michel Bauwens recently distilled his years of thinking about digital collaboration into a short text, “Ten Commandments of Peer Production and Commons Economics.”  The document describes the key pillars of “a mode of production and value creation that is free, fair and sustainable.”  I am reproducing his entire text here because I think it is so succinct and seminal.


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Difference between revisions of "Interfacing Open Peer Production Organizations with Classical Institutions" - P2P Foundation

Difference between revisions of "Interfacing Open Peer Production Organizations with Classical Institutions" - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Why the P2P and Commons Movement Must Act Trans-Locally and Trans-Nationally | P2P Foundation

Michel Bauwens (Madison, Wisconsin), June 12, 2016: Part One – Analyzing the global situation One of the best books I have read in the last ten years is undoubtedly, The Structure of World History, by Kojin Karatini.
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The history of modes of exchange points towards the emergence of a P2P mode of exchange | P2P Foundation

COMMONS TRANSITION CULTURE & IDEAS ECONOMY AND BUSINESS INTEGRAL THEORY P2P BOOKS P2P HIERARCHY THEORY P2P SUBJECTIVITY P2P THEORY PEER PRODUCTION PEER PROPERTY

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Brokerage, Boundary Spanning, and Leadership in Open Innovation Communities - P2P Foundation

Brokerage, Boundary Spanning, and Leadership in Open Innovation Communities - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Both brokering and boundary-spanning roles greatly increase the likelihood of leadership points to the importance of social positions that can unite open innovation communities. We argued that trust does not come easily to community members who fear cooptation by commercial interests or forking over technical disagreements. Because brokers by definition contrive less cohesive and less trusting contexts, the probability that they will assume leadership roles remains highly contingent on building trust with community members. We argue that aspiring leaders can build trust through physical attendance and, consistent with this argument, find a positive interaction with physical attendance. Also consistent with our emphasis on trust in open innovation communities, brokerage and boundary spanning demonstrated a negative interaction, indicating that brokers who span boundaries remain at a disadvantage. While brokerage alone demonstrates positive influence on becoming a leader, boundary spanning demonstrates a much stronger effect. Finally, we did not observe a contingent relationship between boundary spanning and attendance. Our results emphasize the importance of intermediary and integrating roles—for brokers within technological boundaries, and for boundary spanners across cohesive technological boundaries."

 

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Why we need cooperative accumulation | P2P Foundation

Why we need cooperative accumulation | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A bit of context: * today we have immaterial commons accumulation in the sphere of common knowledge, code, and design, through the contributions of volunteers, paid labor, and commons-supportive-for-profit-companies * however, it is impossible to socially reproduce oneself (read: ‘survive’) by contributing to the commons outside of the sphere of capital accumulation (read: you have... Continue reading →
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Techno-Utopianism, Counterfeit and Real 5: Michel Bauwens — Other Non-Capitalist Techno-Utopianisms | P2P Foundation

One of the most useful non-Marxist schools is the post-capitalist model of commons-based peer production exposed by Michel Bauwens, from the P2P Foundation.

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The cryptoeconomy is just like other economies, except probably with more peer production | P2P Foundation

On the convergence of the blockchain and the commons, with the blockchain as the new institutional technology that makes the commons scale.

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Transitioning from Extractive Capital Models to Generative Capital Models | P2P Foundation

Transitioning from Extractive Capital Models to Generative Capital Models | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“We believe that a new economy cannot be built in vacuum. We see this as a process of metamorphosis. The ethical and aware classical players will join first to transfer their classical store value and production assets into new assets. This is in essence a transfer of resources from the old economy into the new.... Continue reading →
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Why Employee Owned Source Code is a Problematic Solution - P2P Foundation

Why Employee Owned Source Code is a Problematic Solution - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Open sourcing software leads therefore to competitive outcomes, and thus income, to vast reductions in infrastructural investments, which can be used in other productive ways by participating entrepreneurial entities. Finally, while the open source software is often free (as is a lot of proprietary software), it also generates substantial incomes for developers, which are actually a ‘aristocracy of labor’. Fair use pools not only generate 1/6th of U.S. GDP (according to a 2011 study) and employ 17 million workers, but developers are generally well paid for their work on software. Labor for open source is only ‘free’ if the motivation of the workers is to develop such software either for their own use, or to contribute to common projects they believe in.

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If networked communication and cybernetic technologies are so potentially liberating, why are they so authoritarian in the forms they currently take? | P2P Foundation

If networked communication and cybernetic technologies are so potentially liberating, why are they so authoritarian in the forms they currently take? | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The profit-driven business model of the tech industry treats products primarily as a source of revenue  rather than an end in themselves.
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Video: Felix Stadler on Public vs Commons Resources in the context of changing knowledge orders | P2P Foundation

Video: Felix Stadler on Public vs Commons Resources in the context of changing knowledge orders | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Felix Stadler explains that: “In this lecture, I try to untangle the differences between resources that managed as “public” and are thus connected to notions of the state and citizens and those that are managed as “free” and are thus based on notions of the commons and community. The differences are subtle, but in their …
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True Accelerationism (4): The LM3D, the first system of sustainable distributed manufacturing may be ready by 2017 | P2P Foundation

True Accelerationism (4): The LM3D, the first system of sustainable distributed manufacturing may be ready by 2017 | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A series on true accelerationist technologies that will be instrumental against biospheric destruction. “With sustainability at the core of the design, parts can be manufactured directly from digital files at ‘Microfactories’, reducing the costs and carbon footprint associated with molding, casting and machine use. Users could recycle parts indefinitely, replacing damaged bodywork or upgrading as …
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