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TaskRabbit takes on another $13 million in funding as investors bet big on peer-to-peer marketplaces

TaskRabbit takes on another $13 million in funding as investors bet big on peer-to-peer marketplaces | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A growing number of investors and entrepreneurs are betting that a new breed of Craigslist 2.0 startups will create a massive new market for people to buy and sell labor, skills, and time amongst themselves. No time to pick up your laundry? Need help hosting a holiday party? Need a "huge ampersand statue"? Jump online and place a bid, and you could have an eager stranger instantly in your employ.
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Bernie Sanders asked about Jeremy Corbyn - YouTube

Bernie Sanders asked if he was aware of Jeremy Corbyn. Thanks to Buzzfeed UK for the question. #JeremyCorbyn #BernieSanders
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Weaving a home.. how one woman can help millions of people globally | 1 Million Women

Weaving a home.. how one woman can help millions of people globally | 1 Million Women | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Winner of the 2013 Lexus Design Award, Abeer Seilkay has designed a sustainable tent that collects rainwater, folds up for easy transport and stores solar energy
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The findings that make a nonsense of claims of a 'pause' in global warming

The findings that make a nonsense of claims of a 'pause' in global warming | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Climate scientists are predicting that 2015 will be the hottest year on record “by a mile”, with the increase in worldwide average temperatures dramatically undermining the idea that global warming has stopped – as some climate-change sceptics claim.
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The Evidence Keeps Pouring In: Capitalism Just Isn't Working

The Evidence Keeps Pouring In: Capitalism Just Isn't Working | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

To followers of Ayn Rand and Ronald Reagan, and to all the business people who despise government, 'community' is a form of 'communism.' Even taking the train is too communal for them. Americans have been led to believe that only individuals matter, that every person should fend for him/herself, that "winner-take-all" is the ultimate goal, and that the winners have no responsibility to others.

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How will crowdsourcing and the sharing economy develop in the next five years? - Econsultancy (blog)

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How will crowdsourcing and the sharing economy develop in the next five years?
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WSN : Netzpolitik shows importance of free press

WSN : Netzpolitik shows importance of free press | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A functioning, unthreatened free press is a cornerstone of a functioning democracy and a non-negotiable right of its citizens. Reporting on those in power is an essential function of good journalism, and its importance is codified in the German and U.S. constitutions. Charging individual reporters with treason anywhere has an undeniably chilling effect on reporters everywhere.


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“Don’t Owe. Won’t Pay.” Everything You’ve Been Told About Debt Is Wrong | P2P Foundation

“Don’t Owe. Won’t Pay.” Everything You’ve Been Told About Debt Is Wrong | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The legitimacy of a given social order rests on the legitimacy of its debts. Even in ancient times this was so.
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Anonymous is building a site to kill facebook

Anonymous is building a site to kill facebook | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A new social network, backed by Anonymous, hopes to take on Facebook and the other social media giants with a commitment to privacy, security and transparency about how posts are promoted. The site, Minds.com, has the same basic options as any other social network: users send updates to their followers, who can comment or promote …
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Trencher by Open Source Ecology

Visit our WIKI : http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Trencher Take a minute to subscribe to our email newsletter (updates, workshops, etc): http://bit.ly/1LtcM44.
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Why Smaller Companies Will Dominate The Future Of Work - Forbes

Why Smaller Companies Will Dominate The Future Of Work - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
VideoOftentimes when I (and many others) talk about the future of work it's in reference to larger companies. That's not intentional, it's just where most of the conversations tend to gravitate towards.
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Drawing on a lifetime of travel in search of real-world alternatives that work, I describe how communities the world over are creating a replacement, leave-things-better economy from the ground up.

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Giftival Celebrates the Heart of the Global Gift Economy

Giftival Celebrates the Heart of the Global Gift Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
After days of fragrant, sun-filled skies, the weather did an about-face and turned stormy on my fourth morning walk through Trastevere in Rome. The black marble square tiles that make up the street paving in this ancient section of the city became slippery with the rain. I wrapped myself in my wool shawl and made a break for the door, trying to avoid slipping and being soaked through and through.
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Pedestrians Will Take Over Paris For 'A Day Without Car'

Pedestrians Will Take Over Paris For 'A Day Without Car' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What would a car-free Paris look like? This September, we'll get to find out, as this French city hosts its
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Why NASA’s so worried that Greenland’s melting could speed up

Why NASA’s so worried that Greenland’s melting could speed up | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The agency is flexing its muscles to study Greenland -- the melting that is occurring on top of the ice sheet, and the retreat of its outlying, oceanfront glaciers.
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Why I Support Corbyn For UK Labour Leade

There was a time when most educated people knew that the Earth was the center of the universe. There was a sophisticated “Geocentric” model, known as the “Ptolemaic system”, that predicted to very high accuracy the observed movement of all the objects in the Heavens, as they purportedly orbited the Earth on perfect crystalline spheres. 500 years ago, anyone who proposed an alternative model—in which the Sun was the center and the Earth was just another planet orbiting it—was derided as a heretic and a madman.

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Sybille Saint Girons - P2P Foundation

Sybille Saint Girons - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Former Information System Consultant, she is designing and engineering cooperation tools for 25 years. She proposes an empowering Organic System to unleash our potentials, individually and collectively. She calls it “ontogogy” meaning “to lead the Being" from ὤν (ôn, ontos) : being and άγω (gogie) : lead, train, guide. It integrates flow optimisation, business management , human potential development, ancient wisdom24, spiritual teachings , arts and humour to create wealth in all forms. Her wish is to contribute to create favourable conditions so we can build a fair, beautiful and joyful world!

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A brief guide to America's sharing economy - The Week Magazine

A brief guide to America's sharing economy - The Week Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Millions of people are getting paid to share cars, homes, and services with people who need them. Is that all good?
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Book of the Day: The Utopia of Rules | P2P Foundation

Book of the Day: The Utopia of Rules | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
* Book: The Utopia of Rules. David Graeber. 2015. As usual, a landmark book, this time the authors tackles the history of bureaucracy and the state-corporate nexus. Excerpted from David Graeber: “At least since the 19th century, the idea that a market economy is opposed to and independent of government was used to justify laissez-faire …
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German couple starts website to match asylum seekers with potential housemates

German couple starts website to match asylum seekers with potential housemates | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A German couple have started a website to match refugees with roommates in Germany and Austria to create a “more human culture of welcoming refugees”.
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Reclaiming the Economic Surplus by Liberating the Economic Commons - P2P Foundation

Reclaiming the Economic Surplus by Liberating the Economic Commons - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Money is a social relationship based on the monetisation of mutual credit rights and obligations. Monetised credit is an emergent property that arises in the context of a community of producer-consumers (prosumers). In other words, money is a common good rooted in the Economic Commons. As such, it is a universal cultural phenomenon. Monetary instruments, such as currency, cheques and bills of exchange represent social technologies devised to facilitate the proof of, transfer and discharge of monetised credit rights and obligations (money).

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The role of the 'on demand economy' in post-welfare capitalism | P2P Foundation

The role of the 'on demand economy' in post-welfare capitalism | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If an higher education equivalent of Amazon or Google along the lines sketched above did come into being, it would disrupt the public university still further – only this time by means of an innovative, profit-driven, ‘sharing economy’ business operating according to a post-welfare capitalist model, just as Airbnb is currently disrupting the state regulated …
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I Don’t Own, I Uber — What’s The Future of Work?

I Don't Own, I Uber - What's The Future of Work? - Medium
A year after selling my car and going full Uber, I crunched the numbers. Guess what I found.
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The Future of Work: Who Will Thrive, and Who Will Not - Pacific Standard

The Future of Work: Who Will Thrive, and Who Will Not Pacific Standard For the Future of Work, a special project from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, business and labor leaders, social scientists,...
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Cotivation Helps Freelancers Succeed Through Mutual Accountability

Cotivation Helps Freelancers Succeed Through Mutual Accountability | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
New Cotivation group at Halton Hive in Burlington, Ontario
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