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Project Noah's Arc - a DAC/DAO of arcologies can resolve global poverty once and for all. — Steemit

Project Noah's Arc - a DAC/DAO of arcologies can resolve global poverty once and for all. — Steemit | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Would building a decentralized autonomous arcology network be a long term solution to reduce poverty, reduce the cost of living, and house the homeless? One of the problems mentioned in several posts on basic income is that you can't pay enough of an
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Taking Lessons from Silicon Valley to End Extreme Poverty

Taking Lessons from Silicon Valley to End Extreme Poverty | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Over the past 20 years, the number of people around the world living in extreme poverty has been cut in half. This past September, 193 of the world's leaders came together to adopt the
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Deric's MindBlog: The neuroscience of poverty.

Deric's MindBlog: The neuroscience of poverty. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This open source review article by Alla Katsnelson is sobering, and worth a read. The major foci in the brain that appear to show disparities in poor children are the hippocampus and frontal lobe. I pass on this graphic illustrating the decline in total brain gray matter (nerve cell) volume in young children of middle and low socioeconomic status individuals. 

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Building Power & Connectivity: Medea Benjamin on System Change - YouTube

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, discusses her personal journey in systemic thought; how corporate and militarist forces converge to keep the U.S. in a state of perpetual war; and how social movements build deeper interconnectivity to develop a genuine alternative.
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The big questions about poverty - /The Rules

The big questions about poverty - /The Rules | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We need to start asking the BIG QUESTIONS about poverty, if we can expose its root causes we can get real answers about how to end it and change the rules
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Pirate Party Platform Spotlight (Part 2): Mincome

Pirate Party Platform Spotlight (Part 2): Mincome | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Poverty is an ongoing and tragic failure of Canadian governance. It has been an issue for so long that it is suspected the major parties no longer believe they can truly solve the issue. The Pirate...
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Africa wasn’t always about poverty–so why do so many believe that’s the case?

Africa wasn’t always about poverty–so why do so many believe that’s the case? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As Africa’s economies are rising, so too is our understanding of its economic past.
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Baltimore ‘looting’ tweets show importance of quick and easy image checks — Medium

Baltimore ‘looting’ tweets show importance of quick and easy image checks — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Anyone who has ever asked me for tips on content verification and debunking of fakes knows one of the first things I always mention is reverse image search. It’s one of the simplest and most powerful tools at your disposal. This week provided another good example of how overlooked it is.

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Why This Internet Pioneer Believes Bitcoin Has the Power to Break the Cycle of Poverty

Why This Internet Pioneer Believes Bitcoin Has the Power to Break the Cycle of Poverty | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
At 20, Wences Casares launched Argentina's first Internet service provider. Now 40, and with several successful startups under his belt, the serial entrepreneur is on a mission to bring financial security to underserved communities through Bitcoin.
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4 Things You Probably Know About Poverty That Bill and Melinda Gates Don’t

4 Things You Probably Know About Poverty That Bill and Melinda Gates Don’t | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Bill and Melinda Gates just released their annual letter, "Our Big Bet for the Future," with their thoughts on the current state of global poverty and the suite of projects they are funding to tackle it. While their hopeful tone and a good deal of what they are proposing is excellent, the story they tell about poverty obscures far more than it reveals. These are not "big bets," but rather small technical fixes that can’t solve the real, underlying problems.

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Decentralization is key in scaling up to fight poverty

The brand of whole-systems design we call “zero-based design” describes how to establish and manage a large-scale enterprise — from scratch — that will reduce the incidence of poverty in many nations. Among the principles of this field is that the whole, multinational social enterprise must be envisioned at the outset and business-model decisions made that will facilitate rapid scaling up.
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Juan Llanos Explains How DIgital Currency Can End Poverty — DailyWarren

Juan Llanos Explains How DIgital Currency Can End Poverty — DailyWarren | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Juan is EVP of Strategic Partnerships and Chief Transparency Officer at Bitreserve.org, a cloud-based payment network that allows members to remove bitcoin’s volatility and merchants to receive payments at zero cost.

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Q & A with Gar Alperovitz: The new economy movement is crystallising | NewStart

Q & A with Gar Alperovitz: The new economy movement is crystallising | NewStart | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Gar Alperovitz is an economist and historian at the forefront of the movement for a new economy. Join the discussion today.
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The problem for poor, white kids is that a part of their culture has been destroyed | Paul Mason

The problem for poor, white kids is that a part of their culture has been destroyed | Paul Mason | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Thatcherism didn’t just crush the unions, it crushed a story – as the report that says working-class white children go backwards at school proves
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San Francisco tech worker: 'I don't want to see homeless riff-raff'

San Francisco tech worker: 'I don't want to see homeless riff-raff' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In an open letter to the city’s mayor Ed Lee, entrepreneur Justin Keller said he is ‘outraged’ that wealthy workers have to see people in pain and despair
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Welcome to Austeria – a nation robbing its poor to pay for the next big crash | Aditya Chakrabortty

Welcome to Austeria – a nation robbing its poor to pay for the next big crash | Aditya Chakrabortty | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It’s clear George Osborne intends to make austerity permanent. Those at the top will benefit, but hard times beckon for everyone else
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Find Out How This Canadian City Has Eliminated Homelessness

Find Out How This Canadian City Has Eliminated Homelessness | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
No one goes homeless for more than 10 days in Medicine Hat, Alberta – the city puts people in housing first–then addresses how they became homeless.
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Exposing the great 'poverty reduction' lie

Exposing the great 'poverty reduction' lie | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The UN claims that its Millennium Development Campaign has reduced poverty globally, an assertion th
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"Microfinance usually ends up making poverty worse." - /The Rules

"Microfinance usually ends up making poverty worse." - /The Rules | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Microfinance is seen as the one idea that can save the world. The truth is, microfinance doesn't work when it comes to ending poverty.
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3 Ways Humans Create Poverty | P2P Foundation

3 Ways Humans Create Poverty | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“It is impossible to solve an entrenched problem like mass poverty without understanding how it came into being. There’s every reason to believe we can overcome poverty, if we take the time to understand and learn the lessons from how it is created.”


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How The Sharing Economy Could Help The Poorest Among Us

How The Sharing Economy Could Help The Poorest Among Us | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, tech-savvy hipsters aren't the ones who benefit most from ridesharing.
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Ferguson, Alienation, and City Budgets: Fleece the Poor, or Democratize Finance?

Ferguson, Alienation, and City Budgets: Fleece the Poor, or Democratize Finance? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The elephant in the room is almost always an economic elephant.
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This City Eliminated Poverty, And Nearly Everyone Forgot About It

This City Eliminated Poverty, And Nearly Everyone Forgot About It | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
n a December afternoon, Frances Amy Richardson took a break from her quilting class to reflect on a groundbreaking experiment she took part in 40 years earlier.
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Brussels on strike: Rich city, poor citizens

Brussels on strike: Rich city, poor citizens | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS - Brussels is the second richest region in Europe. It has been in the top three for decades now. But right now 34 percent of its population is living in poverty. The unemployment figure is around 20 percent, 30 percent for youth and even up to 50 percent in some areas.
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'Change through sharing': STWR interviewed by WeltenWandel.tv | Share The World's Resources (STWR)

'Change through sharing': STWR interviewed by WeltenWandel.tv | Share The World's Resources (STWR) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As part of a series of filmed conversations on the theme of ‘Change through Sharing’, STWR’s director Rajesh Makwana was interviewed earlier this year about the political implications of global economic sharing for a world in crisis.
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