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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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Fast-tracking development: A Ugandan village’s experience - BBC News

Fast-tracking development: A Ugandan village’s experience - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As the deadline for the UN's anti-poverty targets known as Millennium Development Goals expires, the BBC's Mike Wooldridge visits a "Millennium Village" in Uganda to see whether a new approach to aid makes any difference on the ground.
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IMF: austerity measures would still leave Greece with unsustainable debt

IMF: austerity measures would still leave Greece with unsustainable debt | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Secret documents show creditors’ baseline estimate puts debt at 118% of GDP in 2030, even if it signs up to all tax and spending reforms demanded by troika
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Essay of the Day: In Search of Democratic Academic Publishing Strategies | P2P Foundation

Essay of the Day: In Search of Democratic Academic Publishing Strategies | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
* Essay: The Power of Free: In search of democratic academic publishing strategies. Jan Blommaert. Summary of the thesis: “In this polemical essay, I intend to engage with the current system of academic publishing, in light of the debates about possible Open Access publishing strategies. I write my remarks from my own position in the …
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Greece and the passing of the nation state

Greece and the passing of the nation state | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In Athen's Syntagma Square, back-to-back demonstrations this week calling for a "Yes" or "No" vote in Sunday's era-defining Greek referendum featured a noticeableclass split: poorer, less-educated monolinguals largely supported Syriza's rejection of the EU austerity deal, while a more cosmopolitan, better-dressed crowd passionately demanded their right to remain in the euro, nevermind what consequences austerity is having on their less financially insulated compatriots.

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The "Sharing Economy" is the Problem | Grassroots Economic Organizing

The "Sharing Economy" is the Problem | Grassroots Economic Organizing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Through Uber, the sharing economy’s poster-child, thousands of drivers have turned their personal cars into money-making vehicles. Homeowners internationally have earned extra cash by using another popular sharing service, AirBnB. These companies’ ads are filled with smiling people, caring about each other and just wanting to do good. The idea of the sharing economy also comes at the perfect time. Since the Great Recession, more and more people have been looking for economic alternatives, ones that build off of mutual aid, rather than greed and the “it’s everyone for themselves” philosophy. Likewise, the recession pushed significantly more segments of the American workforce into positions where they must string together part-time gigs and find alternative ways to bring in revenue. So a sharing economy, where people can use what they already have to help others, while making some bonus money for themselves, sounds like a perfect solution.

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Trust me, I’m a doctor: could more open science change how much we trust scientists?

Trust me, I’m a doctor: could more open science change how much we trust scientists? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Trust has grown, but the question of whether the public should be offered greater insight into the mechanics science is a complicated one
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Chris Anderson: Makers – The New Industrial Revolution

Chris Anderson: Makers – The New Industrial Revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
CHRIS ANDERSON is the most forward-looking and articulate speaker about the effect of new technolo...
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In support of the “No” in the Greek Referendum: 5) James Galbraith | P2P Foundation

In support of the “No” in the Greek Referendum: 5) James Galbraith | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
only the “No” can save Greece – and by saving Greece, save Europe. A “No” means that the Greek people will not bend, that their government will not fall, and that the creditors need, finally, to come to terms with the failures of European policy so far. Negotiations can then resume – or more correctly, …
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Screencast: An Overview of the Transformative Proposals of the P2P Foundation | P2P Foundation

Screencast: An Overview of the Transformative Proposals of the P2P Foundation | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Thanks to Irma Wilson of FutureSharp, South Africa, for her assistance in producing this screencast, presenting the different proposals of the P2P Foundation on one overview slide, which is explained here: “The three key responses we see from the world in crisis can be grouped as the movements around Sustainability, Openness and Solidarity, gives the …
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How Expertise Is Changing The Way We Work And Lead

How Expertise Is Changing The Way We Work And Lead | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Leadership in the future depends less on knowing facts others don't know, and more on seeing new relationships among facts available to us.
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'Neglected Prophet' of Economics Got It Right

'Neglected Prophet' of Economics Got It Right | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In some parts of Europe, negative interest rates are creating absurd situations. In France, some corporate bonds pay interest to the issuer because they were linked to a benchmark rate that has dropped below zero. In Sweden, Denmark and Switzerland, banks are turning depositors away with threats of negative interest rates. If this goes on much longer, we'll be living in the world of "free money" imagined by the economic dreamer and adventurer Silvio Gesell in the 19th century.

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Europe has tried to financially carpet-bomb Greece into submission. Yet it offers no vision of a better future | Paul Mason

Europe has tried to financially carpet-bomb Greece into submission. Yet it offers no vision of a better future | Paul Mason | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Paul Mason: Sunday’s referendum is taking place against the background of a kind of financial warfare. If the idea is to terrorise the population, it has only half worked
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Firms paying poor wages are the real benefit cheats

Firms paying poor wages are the real benefit cheats | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We pay billions in tax credits to subsidise the low pay of people working at many of our biggest retail chains. Why don’t they raise wages?
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Greece -- The One Biggest Lie You Are Being Told By The Media

Greece -- The One Biggest Lie You Are Being Told By The Media | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Every single mainstream media has the following narrative for the economic crisis in Greece: the government spent too much money and went broke; the generous banks gave them money, but Greece still...
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Syriza can’t just cave in. Europe’s elites want regime change in Greece | Seumas Milne

Syriza can’t just cave in. Europe’s elites want regime change in Greece | Seumas Milne | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Greece’s confrontation with the euro overlords will shape resistance to austerity – and the future of the whole European Union
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Abundance is the end of divisions in production | P2P Foundation

Abundance is the end of divisions in production | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A society of abundance is a society in which productivity is not separate from research, conversation and knowledge.
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A summary of the arguments for making the socialized internet into a sustainability engine | P2P Foundation

A summary of the arguments for making the socialized internet into a sustainability engine | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We see the internet not as a given or a ‘essentialized technology’, but as a locus of struggle between different values and usages, determined by the design of the systems, ‘by whom and for whom’. Right now the internet is the result of a mix of influences, the original military research and public funding, the mentalities of the scientists who worked on it, the influence of private investors and designers, and the influence of the choices of the public and user communities. The internet we would want would be significantly more ‘socialized’, made sustainable, and used for a fundamental transition of the mode of production, i.e. creating and distributing value.

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A history of abundance

A history of abundance | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Few ideas have been as powerful and subversive as abundance. For thousands of years, we humans have projected our desires onto it, we’ve been inspired by it to transform our forms of organizing, and we’ve raised it as the banner of a better future. Free food, the end of labor forced by need, and the end of conflicts and violence due to scarcity have been the image of the world that humans deserve to inhabit for hundreds of generations.

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Iceland repeals blasphemy ban after Pirate party campaign - The Guardian

Iceland repeals blasphemy ban after Pirate party campaign - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Move to overturn the 75-year-old law, which was started following the Charlie Hebdo attacks, had faced opposition from church groups
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Property Rights, Inequality and Commons | P2P Foundation

Property Rights, Inequality and Commons | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A transcript of David Bollier's talk on how the commons might be a force for reducing inequality.
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Introduction to P2P Class Theory ( 3) : Are Developers Part of the Working Class ? | P2P Foundation

Introduction to P2P Class Theory ( 3) : Are Developers Part of the Working Class ? | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Excerpted from David Judd and Zakiya Khabir: “Software developers are much better compensated than the average worker in the tech industry. Last year in the U.S., the median worker earned a paltry $35,540 compared to $91,320 for software developers and programmers. And this doesn’t include the comprehensive benefits packages that are the industry norm. Even …
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CO2 emissions threaten ocean crisis - BBC News

CO2 emissions threaten ocean crisis - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A major report warns that life in the seas will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.
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Economic terrorism

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We've made hope return to Europe. -- Yanis Varoufakis Sunday’s referendum will take place under a kind of financial warfare not seen in the history of modern states. -- Paul Mason Greece is being s...
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