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Can Self-Driving Cars Save Our Cities?

Can Self-Driving Cars Save Our Cities? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Can autonomous cars give us a do-over with our cities, fossil fuel dependence, affordable housing, and also workers? Robin Chase, author of Peers, Inc and co-founder of Zipcar says yes. Or at least they have the potential to.
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Michel Bauwens Explains the Great Value-Shift of Our Time

Michel Bauwens Explains the Great Value-Shift of Our Time | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Sebastiaan ter Burg via Foter.com / CC BY. Article cross-posted from Bollier.org.
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The job race: Machines versus humans | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal

The job race: Machines versus humans | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Concerns that new digital technologies, artificial intelligence, and robotics will create widespread technological non-employment are now widespread. Various recent labour market trends, ranging from declines in US labour force participation to increases in wage inequality and the share of capital in national income, are seen as harbingers of this new normal (e.g. Brynjolfsson and McAfee 2012, Akst 2014, Autor 2015, Karabarbounis and Neiman 2014, Oberfield and Raval 2014).
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Start Talks Now on Work Reduction! | Nowtopian

Start Talks Now on Work Reduction! | Nowtopian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
From a birthday hike on Tomales Point, elk watering at a pond with Bodega Bay and Sonoma county coast in distance across mouth of Tomales Bay. The title of
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Q&A with Felix Weth of Fairmondo, the Platform Co-op that's Taking on eBay

Q&A with Felix Weth of Fairmondo, the Platform Co-op that's Taking on eBay | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Felix Weth (second from right) with other Fairmondo members Felix Weth has taken on a big challenge: create a platform cooperative to compete with the likes of Ebay and help create a new, fair economy. The result of his efforts is Fairmondo, a member-owned digital cooperative that enables people to sell ethical products. Launched 2013 in Germany, Fairmondo is now going global.
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Making the Move from It to We: A Manifesto for Open Participatory Organizations

Making the Move from It to We: A Manifesto for Open Participatory Organizations | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How can organizations support our authentic and meaningful engagement in work we actually care about? How can we value openness, participation, reputation, legitimacy, connectivity, and abundance in the way we work together? How can we can organize in ways that liberate rather than stifle our creati
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Work and the games we play — Medium

Work and the games we play — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If the transaction costs of creating value go down radically, the form and logic of economic entities need to change. Th…
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Karl Marx on Alienation

Karl Marx believed that work, at its best, is what makes us human. It allows us to live, be creative and flourish. But under capitalism he saw workers aliena...
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5 Cities Building Wealth Through People Power - Shareable

5 Cities Building Wealth Through People Power - Shareable | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Community wealth building is a way of strengthening communities by supporting democratic ownership and control of local businesses. This means more opportunity, inclusion and prosperity for the many, not just the few. This is aligned with Shareable's vision for Sharing Cities and cooperative economies.

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Uber Tried to Suppress Its Chinese Drivers’ Political Activities. It Got Caught.

Uber Tried to Suppress Its Chinese Drivers’ Political Activities. It Got Caught. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Uber has landed in hot water before for tracking the movements of passengers without their permission. But what about tracking its own drivers? Obviously, the company needs to do that in order to know where drivers are in real time so that it can supply rides. According to the Wall Street Journal, though, this past weekend in Hangzhou, Uber found another use for that GPS data: scaring drivers into staying away from a protest over its service:


In two short messages sent to Uber drivers in Hangzhou and circulated online—verified with Uber in China by The Wall Street Journal—Uber urged its drivers not to go the scene and instructed those already there to leave immediately. Uber said it would use GPS to identify drivers that had refused to leave the location and cancel its contracts with them.
The messages said Uber’s actions were designed to “maintain social order.”

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Survey Finds that Most On-demand Workers Don't Want to Be Employees

Survey Finds that Most On-demand Workers Don't Want to Be Employees | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There’s been a lot of talk lately about whether the big on-demand companies, such as TaskRabbit, Lyft and Uber, should classify their workers as employees instead of 1099 contractors, providing the benefits and protections that come with employee status. It makes sense. Freelance and on-demand workers are on their own when it comes to health insurance, retirement, disability insurance, expenses, emergency time off, and vacation pay. 
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Experience Institute Ditches Classrooms in Favor of Hands-On Learning

Experience Institute Ditches Classrooms in Favor of Hands-On Learning | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In 2012, Victor Saad decided to get an MBA. He quickly learned, however, that doing so came with a hefty price tag, inflexibility, and limited options. So instead of going to school, he spent a year creating a self-made Masters program based on 12 different apprenticeships in design, business, and social change. He called it the Leap Year Project and invited others to join him by creating projects of their own.
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Boston Coworking Collective Prioritizes Community Over Profit

Boston Coworking Collective Prioritizes Community Over Profit | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Make Shift Boston hosts a variety of community events such as this Feast Mass, part of the Sunday Soup community arts funding movement.
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Shareable’s Top 21 New Books for Summer

Shareable’s Top 21 New Books for Summer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A few times a year, we round up the top new books about cities, sharing, collaboration, social tech, movement trends and more. Here are 21 books worth checking out for Shareable summer reading.
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Recap of the #FutureOfCoworking Twitter Chat

Recap of the #FutureOfCoworking Twitter Chat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Last week, Shareable hosted the #FutureOfCoworking Twitter chat. Inspired by the depth and quality of conversation in the comments of my article, Look Out Coworking, Here Comes Big Money, the chat was a way to share ideas and experience, and continue learning from each other.
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Against meaninglessness and precarity: the crisis of work

Against meaninglessness and precarity: the crisis of work | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
An exclusive excerpt from David Frayne’s contribution to ROAR Issue #2, ‘The Future of Work’, scheduled for release in June/July.
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Monthly Review • Essays by Ursula Huws

Monthly Review • Essays by Ursula Huws | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We have now entered a period…when new waves of commodification set in motion in earlier periods are reaching maturity. The new commodities have been generated by drawing into the market even more aspects of life that were previously outside the money economy, or at least that part of it that generates a profit for capitalists. Several such fields of accumulation have now emerged, each with a different method of commodity genesis, forming the basis of new economic sectors and exerting distinctive impacts on daily life, including labor and consumption. They include biology, art and culture, public services, and sociality.… | more…

 

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Sharing Cities Book Project Seeks International Case Studies

Sharing Cities Book Project Seeks International Case Studies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
One of Shareable’s core projects this year is to produce a new book and digital database comprised of case studies and model policies to support the growth of Sharing Cities.
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Love Shareable? Join Our Team

Love Shareable? Join Our Team | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We're excited to announce three open positions at Shareable! We're looking for an operations manager, a campaign organizer, and a development manager to join our small but mighty (and fun) team.
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The Top 10 Sharing Economy Predictions for 2016, by the Experts

The Top 10 Sharing Economy Predictions for 2016, by the Experts | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The sharing movement is evolving quickly and in many directions. The growth of platform and worker co-ops, increased awareness of the commons, the evolution of coworking, an explosion of tech-enabled sharing services, and more are opening up promising if not challenging frontiers.

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Shareable’s Top 22 New Books for Winter

Shareable’s Top 22 New Books for Winter | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
***Share with Shareable! Give generously today to support our coverage of the real sharing economy and keep this article commercial free.***
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New Report: Sharing Economy Must be Shaped by City Governments to Deliver Public Benefits

New Report: Sharing Economy Must be Shaped by City Governments to Deliver Public Benefits | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As the sharing economy explodes in growth, with new startups emerging regularly, many city officials are left scratching their heads wondering how to deal with this industry. From Uber and Airbnb, which have become what Shareable co-founder Neal Gorenflo describes as “death star platforms," to local sharing projects, much of the sharing economy remains in grey areas.
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The Purpose-Driven Workforce Is 42 Million Strong

The Purpose-Driven Workforce Is 42 Million Strong | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Employees motivated by a desire to make a difference do better work. Do they exist in your field?
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Despite Slow Adoption, Seoul Doubles Down On Sharing City Project

Despite Slow Adoption, Seoul Doubles Down On Sharing City Project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In 2012, the city of Seoul launched Sharing City Seoul to create a local, government-sanctioned sharing culture – establishing the city of 10 million as a frontrunner in the sharing cities movement. City officials committed to cultivating a vibrant local sharing economy, and Seoul was quickly praised as a global sharing leader. But results on the ground have been mixed, and the initiative remains a work in progress. Sharing City Seoul hasn't taken off as hoped, and awareness of the sharing econo
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