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Eurozine - Future money - James Robertson A conversation with James Robertson

Eurozine - Future money - James Robertson A conversation with James Robertson | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Understanding the need to combine economics and ethics amounts to a "Copernican revolution", says James Robertson, co-founder of the New Economics Foundation. The survival of our species depends on our making the money system work in ways that will "enable and conserve".

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Internet currency: Local company hopes to utilize payment process

Internet currency: Local company hopes to utilize payment process | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Imagine a world where everything is purchased electronically and none of it is paid for with government-backed currency.
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Ecuador Bans Bitcoin, Plans State Cryptocurrency - CoinDesk

Ecuador Bans Bitcoin, Plans State Cryptocurrency - CoinDesk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The National Assembly of Ecuador has effectively banned bitcoin and decentralized digital currencies while establishing guidelines for the creation of a new, state-run currency.

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trip4real

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Trip4real is global community marketplace that connects travelers seeking authentic, quality experiences with local experts who offer unique activites to do.
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How the sharing economy is growing

How the sharing economy is growing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Given the recession's ripple effect, more consumers have turned to collaborative consumption as way to test the entrepreneurship waters.
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Ryan Vinyard OSCON 2014 Keynote: "Open Manufacturing..." - YouTube

From OSCON 2014: Ryan Vinyard's keynote talk, "Open manufacturing: Bringing Open Hardware Beyond 3D Printing." Open source design has been a recent trend in hardware, but it tends to be limited to open libraries of 3D-printable parts. These are geared at makers, artists, hobbyists, and whoever else really wants to print their own figurines, not necessarily the engineering community.

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I don't understand today's feminists -- because they can't write - Los Angeles Times

I don't understand today's feminists -- because they can't write - Los Angeles Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Not today’s feminists, though, but the feminists of yore -- of what’s called “the Second Wave,” the radical women’s movement of the 1960s and early 1970s. It’s not that I agreed with what those Second Wave feminists advocated: It mostly consisted of throwing away your makeup, ditching your husband, and going to live in an all-women, macrobiotic-diet “collective.”

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Chief Executive of Nesta on the Future of Government Innovation - Thomson Reuters Foundation

Chief Executive of Nesta on the Future of Government Innovation - Thomson Reuters Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Tapping the collective intelligence of innovators and entrepreneurs is going to be increasingly important.

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Businesses for the Commons Project - P2P Foundation

Businesses for the Commons Project - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The «businesses for the commons» project is based on a logic of social inclusion, reached by an institutional strategy focused on the creation of a network of partnerships between administrators, citizens and businesses. An innovative paradigm which finds its reference in the Italian constitution where, at the fourth comma of article 118, horizontal subsidiarity is expressed; according to such possibility citizens have available precious means to care about overall interest through improving and defending commons. In this framework the culture, a fundamental equally material and immaterial common, is considered as the core for the establishment of a social partnership which make the cultural heritage a driving force in the development, both economic and social, of the Italian city of Mantua. The final objective is to revitalize the cultural heritage of the territory of Mantua by improving social innovation and creativity, and establishing a governance lab which aims to sustain experimentations of shared ideas for the renovation of cultural commons. Through the “businesses for the commons” Lab, will be tested in practice the activities of shared care of the cultural heritage. Project activities require testing of living lab and fab lab, creation of an incubator for cultural enterprises and cooperative placemaking’s experimentation." (http://www.labgov.it/projects/mantovalab/)

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Essay of the Day: A Critique of Posthumanism and Transhumanism

“Seven basic distinctions seem to me key to grasping futurology as both a discursive and a sub-cultural phenomenon:

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Professor William I. Robinson: Global Capitalism Is in the Midst of Its Most Severe Crisis

Professor William I. Robinson: Global Capitalism Is in the Midst of Its Most Severe Crisis | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
US intervention abroad in the 20th century - the forging of a US empire - claimed tens of millions of victims, inflicted untold suffering, and set back the aspirations of freedom and democracy in dozens of countries.
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Coworking, Ride-sharing, and Airbnb: The New Sharing Economy - Get Smart WorkSpaces

Coworking, Ride-sharing, and Airbnb: The New Sharing Economy - Get Smart WorkSpaces | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sharing with strangers? The rise of coworking, ride-sharing, and sites like Airbnb, is taking sharing public. America, meet the Sharing Economy.
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The Sharing Economy & SMB’s…What Is It, And Why Is It Important?

The Sharing Economy & SMB’s…What Is It, And Why Is It Important? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy is a socio-economic system focused on the concept of asset sharing.
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Bauwens: Use a Peer Production License to Foster “Open Cooperativism” | David Bollier

Bauwens: Use a Peer Production License to Foster “Open Cooperativism” | David Bollier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Michel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation recently published a short essay noting that the economic fruits of peer production in today’s world tend to be captured by capitalists – whereas what we really need is a system to enable capital accumulation for and by commoners themselves.  To that end, Bauwens embraces the idea of a Peer Production License, as designed and proposed by Dmitri Kleiner.  


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Open Source and the Challenge of Making Money

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“It’s a production model, not a business model,” says one executive. And a tough one too. The latest case in point is a move by Big Switch Networks to change the way it hopes to demolish Cisco.
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21 Google searches that will forever change how you think about the internet - Econsultancy (blog)

21 Google searches that will forever change how you think about the internet - Econsultancy (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Maybe it's a “wisdom of the crowds” thing, or a “wikinomics” thing. Or maybe just a lazy way to make sense of this crazy online world in which we live.

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RovAir Mobile Broadband for The Sharing Economy

RovAir Mobile Broadband for The Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Collaborative Consumption platform to allow users to share a mobile broadband account.
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Millennials: Big in numbers -- and joblessness - Columbus CEO

ATLANTA -- Millions of them still live with their parents. Those who live on their own aren't buying homes. Many have postponed becoming parents themselves. They now make up the largest share of the workforce -- and an even bigger share of the nation's unemployed.

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Festival shows the promises and perils of open data - New Scientist

Festival shows the promises and perils of open data - New Scientist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


This was the main theme of this year's Open Knowledge Festival, which ran from 15 to 17 July at Berlin's Kulturbrauerei cultural centre in Germany.

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Bored With Hollywood Blockbusters? Blame Digital Piracy. - The New Republic

Bored With Hollywood Blockbusters? Blame Digital Piracy. - The New Republic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Driving down civilization road, it takes effort to grapple with the ramifications of our choices along the way.

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Hope in Common (David Graeber) | The Anarchist Library

Hope in Common (David Graeber) | The Anarchist Library | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
  1. We seem to have reached an impasse. Capitalism as we know it appears to be coming apart. But as financial institutions stagger and crumble, there is no obvious alternative. Organized resistance appears scattered and incoherent; the global justice movement a shadow of its former self. There is good reason to believe that, in a generation or so, capitalism will no longer exist: for the simple reason that it’s impossible to maintain an engine of perpetual growth forever on a finite planet. Faced with the prospect, the knee-jerk reaction — even of “progressives” — is, often, fear, to cling to capitalism because they simply can’t imagine an alternative that wouldn’t be even worse.

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16-Year-Old Creates App to Expose Corrupt Politicians

16-Year-Old Creates App to Expose Corrupt Politicians | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
High schooler Nick Rubin has made tracking political sell-outs a whole lot easier.
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Britain stands on the verge of an entrepreneurial revolution that ...

Britain stands on the verge of an entrepreneurial revolution that ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Advances in technology, the professionalisation of the skills base, the economic shake-up that was precipitated by the recession, the desires of many to work in a way that suits them: all of these factors have caused the numbers of self-employed and owner-managers to soar in recent years. Government figures show most of the new companies created in the last decade are micro-businesses.

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The micropreneurial revolution will reshape the economy of cities, and that will change the shape of cities. Targets: CBDs, traffic, political influence.

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Re-Imagining Government By "the People": Woman's Suffrage - Center for Effective Government

Re-Imagining Government By "the People": Woman's Suffrage - Center for Effective Government | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

One hundred and sixty-six years ago, 300 women and a few men gathered in the small, upstate New York town of Seneca Falls at the first convention to discuss and advocate for women’s’ rights. At the close of the two-day event, 100 of those gathered signed a “Declaration of Sentiments” that included a resolution supporting women’s right to vote.

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7 Tips for Launching An Audio Company in A World That Doesn't Buy Music

7 Tips for Launching An Audio Company in A World That Doesn't Buy Music | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The music industry has seen more upheaval than most industries in the last 20 years, from pirating to iTunes. Yet, another player has entered the game and changed everything: music streaming.

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Peer Production License Explained in Plain English - TLDRLegal

The Peer Production License summarized/explained in plain English.
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