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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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Meeting Planning in a Shared Economy | Cvent

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Instead of fearing the shared economy, meeting and event planners should embrace the amazing engagement opportunities that come with it.
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Big Economic Theory Underpinning Libertarian Economics Is Total Baloney

Big Economic Theory Underpinning Libertarian Economics Is Total Baloney | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Friedrich Hayek argued that centralized economic planning would lead to totalitarianism, but that's totally wrong.
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Cybersyn - P2P Foundation

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"Project Cybersyn was a Chilean attempt at real-time computer-controlled planned economy in the years 1970–1973 (during the government of president Salvador Allende). It was essentially a network of telex machines that linked factories with a single computer centre in Santiago, which controlled them using principles of cybernetics. The principal architect of the system was British operations research scientist Stafford Beer." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Cybersyn)

 
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Red plenty: lessons from the Soviet dream

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It started with the launch of Sputnik and ended with the Cuban missile crisis, but for a moment – so brief it has almost been forgotten – it looked as if the Russian dream of unrivalled prosperity would be realised. Francis Spufford on the lessons to be learned from the Soviet experiment
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The Socialist Origins of Big Data

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In June, 1972, Ángel Parra, Chile’s leading folksinger, wrote a song titled “Litany for a Computer and a Baby About to Be Born.” Computers are like children, he sang, and Chilean bureaucrats must not abandon them. The song was prompted by a visit to Santiago from a British consultant who, with his ample beard and burly physique, reminded Parra of Santa Claus—a Santa bearing a “hidden gift, cybernetics.”
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