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From the Shareable Economy, the Tools to Rebuild

From the Shareable Economy, the Tools to Rebuild | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The shareable economy is home to some of the economy’s most inspiring practices and promising tools. But the shareable economy’s share of the total economy is still very small—greatly below its vast potential. The 99 percent can help to scale and popularize “shareable economy” tools to drive sustainable and collaborative consumption. Hundreds of thousands of 99 Percenters could work together to facilitate innovation, entrepreneurship, and build distribution systems to tackle their economic and financial problems together. They could be encouraged to act together in their own economic self-interest, such as driving Zipcar, shopping at farmers’ markets, living in cohousing, buying goods from Etsy, and sharing tools instead of purchasing them.

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A short video on Commons Based Reciprocity Licenses | P2P Foundation

A short video on Commons Based Reciprocity Licenses | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Work on developing Commons Based Reciprocity Licenses (or CBRLs, for short) continues apace here at the P2P Foundation. When speaking of the types of licenses, we often find it hard to explain how they fill a niche in the alt. license spectrum, falling somewhere between the straight up copyleft and the popular Creative Commons Non-Commercial License.

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Scottish independence: an imperial implosion? - China.org.cn

Scottish independence: an imperial implosion? - China.org.cn | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The referendum on Scottish independence on Sept. 18 has thrown the British political elite into utter panic. A few months ago it appeared that this referendum would produce a close victory for the campaign to keep the United Kingdom (UK) together. But now colossal concealed tensions have been unleashed. They strike at the heart of historical knots that bind together the modern world. A vote for independence will have a profound impact far beyond this "Sceptered Isle."
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8 striking parallels between the U.S. and the Roman Empire

8 striking parallels between the U.S. and the Roman Empire | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Lawrence Lessig’s Republic Lost documents the corrosive effect of money on our political process. Lessig persuasively makes the case that we are witnessing the loss of our republican form of government, as politicians increasingly represent those who fund their campaigns, rather than our citizens.
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Airbnb aims to reshape travel industry - Telegraph

Airbnb aims to reshape travel industry  - Telegraph | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The US online room rental service is booming, as the sharing economy makes a comeback.
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Nathan Blecharczyk on Airbnb and the Sharing Economy | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty

Nathan Blecharczyk on Airbnb and the Sharing Economy | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Nathan Blecharczyk, co-founder and chief technology officer of Airbnb, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Airbnb, one of the earliest companies to use technology to allow individuals to share underused resources, and in the case of Airbnb, housing. Blecharczyk and Roberts discuss how a design conference and the Democratic National Convention got Airbnb started, how the company aligns incentives to overcome the trust problem of house-sharing, and the rise of technology and online social networks to make a new business model possible. Along the way, Blecharczyk gives his take on the role of luck vs. skill in entrepreneurial success and how Airbnb plans to expand its product offerings in the future.

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Michel Bauwens on the FLOK Project as a Techno-Social Change Project

Michel Bauwens on the FLOK Project as a Techno-Social Change Project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

At the Degrowth Conference Leipzig 2014. Presenting the Commons Transition plan developed as part of the FLOK project in the context of four socio-technological choices.

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Michel Bauwens on the FLOK Project as a Techno-Social Change Project | P2P Foundation

At the Degrowth Conference Leipzig 2014. Presenting the Commons Transition plan developed as part of the FLOK project in the context of four socio-technological choices.
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Steve Jobs was a low-tech parent - Santa Fe New Mexican.com

Steve Jobs was a low-tech parent - Santa Fe New Mexican.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


When Steve Jobs was running Apple, he was known to call journalists to either pat them on the back for a recent article or, more often than not, explain how they got it wrong.

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Collaborative Commerce: 7 Ways to Play in the Sharing Economy

Collaborative Commerce: 7 Ways to Play in the Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Amazon’s not the only threat to online retail and brands selling direct to consumer – the shift towards the “collaborative economy” has the potential to disrupt virtually any vertical, with ripple effects to other industries.
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Sharing as the new common sense in a post-growth world | Share The World's Resources (STWR)

Sharing as the new common sense in a post-growth world | Share The World's Resources (STWR) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We need to talk a lot more about sharing as a way to radically reframe the post-growth debate, argues a recent report from the Green House. If growthism is the substitute for a more just and equal society, then it's time that we all start saying so - and embrace a new common sense for sharing.
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Mobilising a counter-hegemonic climate movement | Share The World's Resources (STWR)

Mobilising a counter-hegemonic climate movement | Share The World's Resources (STWR) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As concerned citizens mobilise for climate change demonstrations across the world, never has it been more important to embrace a collective demand for ‘system change’ as the surest way to limit global warming and ensure environmental sustainability.
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CfP: Win a copy of Christian Fuchs’ new book “OccupyMedia! The Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism”

CfP: Win a copy of Christian Fuchs’ new book “OccupyMedia! The Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism” | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
OccupyMedia! The Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism
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It’s time for a post-Piketty vision of shared wealth | Share The World's Resources (STWR)

It’s time for a post-Piketty vision of shared wealth | Share The World's Resources (STWR) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The latest bestseller in economics has done a great deal of service to progressives in highlighting the imperative of shared wealth. But given the social and ecological limits to economic growth, this emerging conversation on global sharing has to get a lot more radical. 
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Personal Gardening and Farming Are Becoming Illegal

Personal Gardening and Farming Are Becoming Illegal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There once was a time when vegetable gardening and backyard farming were not endangered; these activities were a way of life. However, with booming big agriculture business comes the need for monetary and job security, which means that threatening the productivity of big agriculture will not be tolerated. With Michigan’s recent ban on backyard farming, along with many states regulating the amount of garden space individuals may have in their yard, the ability for Americans to grow their own food and feed themselves is becoming a thing of the past. The future of personal gardening and farming is in danger and may become illegal altogether.
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Human Ecosystems in São Paulo: the Real Time Museum of the City | P2P Foundation

Human Ecosystems in São Paulo: the Real Time Museum of the City | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
From September 23rd to 28th, as a parallel program of the International Meeting on Culture and New Technologies, the SESC Vila Mariana will hosts the Human Ecosystems project, by the Italian artists Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico (Art is Open Source).
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IASC Commons Releases Six Short Animated Videos | P2P Foundation

IASC Commons Releases Six Short Animated Videos | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The IASC Commons (International Association for the Study of Commons) has released a series of six short, artfully produced videos, “Commons in Action,” that amount to short advertisements for important commons projects.
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Building a movement for freelancers in Europe | P2P Foundation

Building a movement for freelancers in Europe | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The text below is taken from the European Freelancers movement’s campaign website, which is built on the book written by Joel Dullroy and Anna Cahsman: Independents Unite! If you are a peer producer, self-employed or part of a phyle collective, go read their manifesto and lend a hand to an emerging movement with your signature to the open petition.
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Collective Intelligence for the Common Good | P2P Foundation

Collective Intelligence for the Common Good | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Internet has provided the infrastructure for a variety of new approaches for collective intelligence. We believe, in fact, that the new communication infrastructure provides the potential for radical changes in the ways that human beings communicate and work together to build a more peaceful, sustainable, and equitable future. At the same time, we acknowledge that collective intelligence is not a recent invention. It has existed for eons before the Internet came into being. While the expression “collective intelligence” is generally not used in this regard, the idea of democratic processes – especially when used to to help govern societies via collective problem solving – is a common material manifestation of that concept. Aristotle, writing in the Politics, states that people are political by nature. In the article on the common good in the Encyclopedia Britannica, this notion is expanded in ways that are relevant today.
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On Catholics and Software - P2P Foundation

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What is stopping a digital revolution in health and social care?

What is stopping a digital revolution in health and social care? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A Guardian Healthcare Professionals Network seminar discussed barriers to digitising services and possible solutions. Gill Hitchcock reports (RT @bernadee_koh: What is stopping a digital revolution in health and social care?
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Is Modern Technology Killing Us? - Truth-Out

Is Modern Technology Killing Us? - Truth-Out | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


After all, the alphabet and the magnetic compass were innovations in their day, and I feel pretty confident in asserting that literacy and knowing which way is north are, on balance, good things.

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How the sharing economy paves new paths in social business

How the sharing economy paves new paths in social business | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If mobility is changing the nature of business operations, collaborative technologies may not be far behind. Collaborative tools are helping companies generate new product ideas, bring subject matter experts together, make healthcare breakthroughs and even provide customer service options through peer-to-peer communities. Sidecar is yet another take on the collaborative business model.

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Chris Anderson on Drones, from The Economist

Chris Anderson on Drones, from The Economist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It’s simply a case of parenting gone horribly wrong. I have five children, and I’m always trying to get them excited about science and technology and it’s hard. It’s video games versus test tubes, and video games tend to win. At Wired we were fortunate enough to get these cool products in every week for review. On Friday nights if no one had claimed a product I would take it home to try it out on the kids. One Friday there was a Lego Mindstorms robotics kit, which hadn’t yet been released, and a radio-controlled airplane. I thought this would be awesome. On Saturday we’ll build a robot, on Sunday we’ll fly a plane. On Saturday we built the robot, and discovered that Hollywood has kind of ruined robotics. We built it, and then it slowly rolled toward the wall and bounced off. The kids were like, “You’ve got to be kidding! We’ve seen Transformers. Where are the freakin’ lasers?” On Sunday we took the plane to the field and I crashed it into a tree. The kids thought this was totally predictable, that Dad’s science projects had once again failed. And I was just thinking, “How could that have gone better?”

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What is a Sharing Economy? - Move Minds Global

What is a Sharing Economy? - Move Minds Global | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Podcast: Play in new window | Download The term Sharing … (RT @MoveMindsGlobal: Our newest podcast: What is a Sharing Economy?
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Sharing is the New Buying: How to Win in the Collaborative Economy

A new global movement called a "sharing economy," share talents, skills and products with goods. Subscribe to KITV on YouTube now for more: http://bit.ly/1hxKwsa 

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation