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Nashville Social Enterprise Alliance: How to Find Social ...

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Social entrepreneurship refers to the process of employing market-based methods to solve social problems (e.g. poverty, environmental degradation, health care and education access, sanitation, unemployment). To date much has been written about how social entrepreneurship is revolutionizing the social sector by encouraging both greater innovation and financial sustainability. The ubiquity of social problems is undeniable, and the promise of social entrepreneurship is inspiring, but taken together these facts raise an important question for aspiring social entrepreneurs. If social problems are obvious and plentiful and social entrepreneurship provides a fruitful way to address such problems, why do we not see a greater degree of social entrepreneurial activity in our societies?
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Buen Vivir: South America's rethinking of the future we want

Buen Vivir: South America's rethinking of the future we want | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Buen Vivir is a concept and practice influencing politics and communities across South America. It involves a radically different way of thinking about collective wellbeing and sustainable living.
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▶ This Changes Everything – Naomi Klein | Guardian Docs - YouTube

Naomi Klein didn't think climate change was her issue but when she realised the close link between environmental destruction and inequality, everything chang...
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What Do The Greek People Really Want? » Social Europe

What Do The Greek People Really Want? » Social Europe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Whether the crushing of Syriza in Greece for daring to challenge the dominant narrative of the crisis would help or hinder the emergence of a movement for the long awaited political reform of Europe remains to be seen. The only ‘contradiction’ that remains in the eurozone is the utopian expectation that a monetary union will work under German hegemony without political union. ‘Muddling-through’ is no substitute for rational policymaking in the second largest economy in the world.

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‪[NIS Hacking Scandal] NIS Agent's Suicide Note, "My Excessive Desire to Do the Work Well..."

‪[NIS Hacking Scandal] NIS Agent's Suicide Note, "My Excessive Desire to Do the Work Well..." | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A senior agent in his forties who had overseen the cyber security field at the National Intelligence Service (NIS) for a long time took his own life. He left behind a suicide note mentioning the use of the controversial hacking program which the intelligence service had purchased.

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Book of the Day: Scaling Up the Convergence of Social Economy and Sustainability | P2P Foundation

Book of the Day: Scaling Up the Convergence of Social Economy and Sustainability | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
* Book: Scaling Up: The Convergence of Social Economy and Sustainability. Co-edited by Mike Gismondi, Mary Beckie et al. BALTA, 2015 The P2P Foundation has been working on the convergence of the solidarity economy / cooperative model with the open/commons model, and with the convergence of the sustainability model with open/commons approaches. But here is …
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Book of the Day: Conflicts in the Knowledge Society | P2P Foundation

Book of the Day: Conflicts in the Knowledge Society | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
* Book: Con?icts in the Knowledge Society: The Contentious Politics of Intellectual Property. Sebastian Haunss.Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013 Excerpted from a review by Eden Medina: “In Conflicts in the Knowledge Society, Sebastian Haunss studies the most visible movements that have challenged international intellectual property (IP) regimes. He positions the growing politicization of IP …
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Trebor Scholz et al on Cooperative Alternatives to the Sharing Economy | P2P Foundation

Trebor Scholz et al on Cooperative Alternatives to the Sharing Economy | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This is really good panel on the necessary cooperative forms for the sharing economy: ““Given the mounting attention to the unethical labor practices in the so-called “collaborative sharing economy” with labor brokerages like Handy and Uber, what are the alternatives? Imagine for one moment that the algorithmic heart of any of these citadels of anti-unionism …
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▶ Steve Keen on most important economic lessons. - YouTube

WATCH Steve Keen, head of the School of Economics, History, and Politics at Kingston University, tells Erin the two most important lessons he hopes his stude...
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How Zappos determines salaries in Holacracy - Business Insider - Business Insider

How Zappos determines salaries in Holacracy - Business Insider - Business Insider | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Under Zappos' new Holacracy system, employees earn badges representing their roles and skills.
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Frederic Laloux's RSA talk: Reinveinting Organizations (cartoons)

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Once in a while I come across a book that I start advertising to everybody (apologies to those who have been affected by this). My latest addition to my recommended reads list...
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The Tao of open science for ecology

The Tao of open science for ecology | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Stephanie E. Hampton, Sean S. Anderson, Sarah C. Bagby, Corinna Gries, Xueying Han, Edmund M. Hart, Matthew B. Jones, W. Christopher Lenhardt, Andrew MacDonald, William K. Michener, Joe Mudge, Afshin Pourmokhtarian, Mark P.
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Green light for the Belgian federal Open Data strategy | Open Knowledge Belgium - Linkis.com

Green light for the Belgian federal Open Data strategy | Open Knowledge Belgium - Linkis.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When we first read the results of the 2014 Open Data Index, we said we had big expectations for 2015. We couldn’t be more right: today, the federal ministerial council has, by recommendation of Minister De Croo and Secretary of State Francken, approved an ambitious federal open data strategy. Open by default: an important step to embed Belgium into the digital global ecosystem. The highlights of what has been decided:

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Journal of Peer Production | Issue #7 | Regulat...

Journal of Peer Production | Issue #7 | Regulat... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Thierry Belleguic's insight: A spectre is haunting the world – the spectre of the Commons. Without a doubt, the world system is in a crisis of such magnitude that the existing state of affairs cannot possibly be maintained for much longer.
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Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak

Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
by Rob Wallace The notion of a neoliberal Ebola is so beyond the pale as to send leading lights in ecology and health into apoplectic fits. Here’s one of
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The Sharing Economy's Increasingly Exposed Liabilities And Hidden Assets

The Sharing Economy's Increasingly Exposed Liabilities And Hidden Assets | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There is road full of hazards ahead for the newly chic sharing economy. There is no signal in sight that employee and regulatory assaults on the foundations of this business model, also called the “gig economy” and “collaborative consumption”, will abate.
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Why I’ve Changed My Mind About Grexit

Why I’ve Changed My Mind About Grexit | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Look, I’ve always been against Grexit – like Varoufakis. But now, as a result of the bailout agreement, Greece is a situation where the costs of staying in the euro have gone up so much that it’s possible to establish that there is a trade-off between going out – and facing all of the short-term costs of leaving the euro – versus staying in a circumstance where you are forced to renounce your sovereignty without getting any economic relief in exchange. I think that Tsipras has made up his mind on this issue and has concluded that the best thing for Greece is to stay in the euro, regardless of the costs. And it’s a respectable decision. But once you start assessing the economic logic and everything that has happened, you can’t but conclude that Greece has no future in the euro.

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Investors could lose $4.2tn because of climate change, report warns

Investors could lose $4.2tn because of climate change, report warns | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Investments in fossil fuel companies face serious risk from global warming, research by the Economist Intelligence Unit shows
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The future of work in a digital world - Minneapolis Star Tribune

The future of work in a digital world - Minneapolis Star Tribune | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
High tech can do a lot, but can it do so with meaning? It’s good to be engaged in an act of labor — to have a purpose, a future. Even the machines might (one day) think so.
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Bitcoin Shows the Way for Creating a Sustainable Local Economy - NEWSBTC - newsBTC

Bitcoin Shows the Way for Creating a Sustainable Local Economy - NEWSBTC - newsBTC | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Small cities and provinces have started creating their own cryptocoins inspired by the succcess of bitcoin to create self sustainable microeconomies
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The Technology Behind Bitcoin Could Replace Lawyers, Too | HP

The Technology Behind Bitcoin Could Replace Lawyers, Too | HP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Smart contracts promise to relieve businesses of the costs and lag-time of corporate legal work. This software-based change could affect services firms everywhere.
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Rob Duke's curator insight, July 26, 11:58 AM

Technology continues to flatten the legal system and provide room in the shadow of the law for people to discover more efficient ad hoc methods of managing resources.  See the work of Elinor Ostrom and common pool resources for the theory base of why this works.

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A German pirate just saved our right to take public selfies (Wired UK)

A German pirate just saved our right to take public selfies (Wired UK) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The European Parliament has rejected proposals to place copyright restrictions on photos of public places.
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United Launch Alliance to open manufacturing, testing center in Pueblo

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United Launch Alliance will open a testing and manufacturing operation for rocket propulsion systems in Pueblo.

The Centennial-based rocket launching business -- a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp.
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What All Publishers Can Learn from Clay Shirky

What All Publishers Can Learn from Clay Shirky | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Clay Shirky's arguments are uncomfortable, and they don't sit well inside companies that sell millions of dollars of books every year.
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Wikileaks Party deregistered due to lack of members - Delimiter - Delimiter

Wikileaks Party deregistered due to lack of members - Delimiter - Delimiter | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The short-lived political party formed around Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been deregistered by the Australian Electoral Commission after it fell short of the requirement to have 500 registered members.
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