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Book of the Day: Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy

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“To most law students and lawyers, practicing transactional law isn’t an obvious path to saving the world. But as the world’s economic and ecological meltdowns demand that we redesign our livelihoods, our enterprises, our communities, our organizations, our food system, our housing, and much more, transactional lawyers are needed, en masse, to aid in an epic reinvention of our economic system.

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Joseph Stiglitz: American Delusions Down Under

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Joseph Stiglitz looks at the Australian import of American delusions and shows why austerity is the wrong path for Australia.
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Helsinki's ambitious plan to make car ownership pointless in 10 years

Helsinki's ambitious plan to make car ownership pointless in 10 years | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Finland's capital hopes an ambitious 'mobility on demand' system that integrates all forms of transport in a single payment network could essentially render private cars obsolete
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Future Business Models Within The Consumer 3D Printer Market - 3DPrint.com

Future Business Models Within The Consumer 3D Printer Market - 3DPrint.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The growth of the 3D printing space has been very impressive over the last 18 months. There has been an explosion of interest coming from just about every direction. Consumers are buying more printers, the media seems to have an infatuation with the technology, and manufacturers are lusting after ways to incorporate 3D printing into their manufacturing and prototyping processes.


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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Can ‘Radical Transparency’ Encourage Responsible Businesses?

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Is a British car really British? - The Guardian

Is a British car really British? - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

You are one of many readers who equate British-made consumer goods with a superior social and environmental-justice pedigree. Is this justified? To a degree, yes. Production closer to home should be more controlled and provide a bulwark against the fickle global marketplace and the many ethical abuses associated with globalisation. In the garment industry, for example, while it would be naive to suggest that the UK doesn’t have any sweatshops, onshoring production could have avoided the chaos we saw with the Rana Plaza disaster.

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How the sharing economy is growing - CNBC.com

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"I agree that we must not be overly evangelical," said Rachel Botsman, an expert on collaborative consumption.

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3D-Printed Open Source Medieval Armor for Barbie

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3D-gedrucktes Brienne von Tarth-Cosplay für Barbies von Jim Rodda: „Faire Play is a 3D printed suit of plate mail that's compatible with the Barbie Fashionistas line of dolls. It's Open Source.
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'Share' economy to bring sweeping changes - CT Post

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jonathan Danial is a concierge, making sure guests have bottled water, crisp linens and the signature house banana bread — in his home.

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Crisis, Recovery, and the Transitional Economy: The Struggle for Cooperative Ownership in Greensboro, North Carolina - Michael Joseph Roberto | Monthly Review

Crisis, Recovery, and the Transitional Economy: The Struggle for Cooperative Ownership in Greensboro, North Carolina - Michael Joseph Roberto | Monthly Review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There is much to ponder as the patchwork of American society continues to unravel from the effects of a new type of capitalist depression.… [T]he wealthiest 1% of Americans earned more than 19 percent of the country’s household income in 2012, their biggest share since 1928, a year before the Wall Street stock-market collapse.… [For an alternative to this] we might look to Occupy’s brief history beyond Wall Street—that is, in the cities and towns where its initial energy was so keenly felt, and where it is likely that many of us have since embarked on new projects that carry the potential of a transitional and transformational politics.… Such is the case in Greensboro, North Carolina, a mid-size Southern city known for its struggles for civil rights and socio-economic justice. It is here where the Occupy movement played a small but seminal role in what has become a fierce, grass-roots struggle for cooperative ownership in the African-American community.
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A Bunch Of New Apps Test The Limits Of The Sharing Economy

A Bunch Of New Apps Test The Limits Of The Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Parking can stir intense passions, especially in San Francisco, where demand for public spaces often exceeds supply. Hence the outcry over apps that let occupants of slots on streets make money by alerting other drivers that they are about to drive away.





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Learning and education in the networked society...

Learning and education in the networked society... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"It took 100 years to connect 1 billion places and 25 years to connect 5 billion people.
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Rethinking the Future: New Business Models for Pharma - ASQ

This shift will, in turn, require the pharma industry to also develop business models focused on health outcomes, where the traditional product a drugis only one part of pharma's value proposition. Health outcomes.
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'Share' economy to bring sweeping changes - New Jersey Herald


"Part of what technology has enabled is the same thing that's driving Uber or Airbnb - this concept of the share economy," the president said.

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Robert Reich: The Politics And Economics Of Inequality

Robert Reich: The Politics And Economics Of Inequality | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Robert Reich examines the politics and economics of inequality and discusses what can be done to change things.
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Connecting knowledge to power: the future of digital democracy in the UK

Connecting knowledge to power: the future of digital democracy in the UK | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Since its invention, the internet has been considered a ‘game-changer’ when it comes to democracy, with a worldwide network providing the potential to create a truly participatory democracy. This has yet to happen, but numerous individuals and groups are beginning to ask what can be done to marry the internet with representative democracy, including the Speaker of the House of Commons. Here, Chris Waller and Louis Reynolds discuss an exciting new project which seeks to use a wiki approach to crowdsource a submission to the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy. 


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Zipcar co-founder: 'Entrepreneurs should build the world they want to see'

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Robin Chase, a founder of Zipcar, talks about the 'sharing economy' and why men struggle to bond with women at work

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The Internet is changing: What does it mean for you? - Press Herald

The Internet is changing: What does it mean for you? - Press Herald | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Since its creation, the Internet has operated, at least in the minds of many consumers, like a phone line but with an incredible amount of information and functions available.

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Cooperatives as sustainable enterprises

Cooperatives as sustainable enterprises | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The main focus of traditional business models is profits. In cooperatives, the main emphasis is on shared value. The cooperative business model, which is based on values such as self-responsibility, democracy, equality and solidarity, promotes a more sustainable and responsible operation, while combining economic competiveness with social and environmental needs.

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Waiting for Dark: Inside Two Anarchists’ Quest for Untraceable Money | Threat Level | WIRED

Waiting for Dark: Inside Two Anarchists’ Quest for Untraceable Money | Threat Level | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The inside story of two anarchists' quest to create ungovernable weapons, untouchable black markets, and untraceable money.
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How to grow the 'sharing economy' - Boston Globe

How to grow the 'sharing economy' - Boston Globe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

THANKS LARGELY to clever technologies, Boston’s transportation system is evolving, moving away from the familiar model of private cars and public transit to something cheaper, greener, more convenient, and more consumer friendly. It’s an exciting future the city needs to embrace; it also needs to push things along.

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Hardware Is The New Software - TechCrunch

Hardware Is The New Software - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Nest. GoPro. Beats. Jawbone. Oculus. All hardware companies and each of them accorded multi-billion-dollar valuations either in private investment transactions or acquisitions by some of the largest technology companies on the planet.

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Ecuador is betting $1 billion that a dream city can make it a high-tech leader - MiamiHerald.com

Ecuador is betting $1 billion that a dream city can make it a high-tech leader - MiamiHerald.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Dompak, an “eco-city” in Indonesia, for example, was supposed to be a new administrative capital and a model for sustainable growth.

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Collaborative Economy Markets: Platforms, Providers, and Partakers | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business

Collaborative Economy Markets: Platforms, Providers, and Partakers | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Marketplaces. They’re all the rage, in fact, the media can’t stop talking about thempeople can’t stop searching for them, and investors have deployed $2.4 billion in just the last seven months.

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Make way for the age of the robot - Telegraph.co.uk

Make way for the age of the robot - Telegraph.co.uk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


As a particularly flexible economy, it is a challenge, but it is one we can rise to.” Then there is the question of regulation.

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How Social Movements Can Win More Victories Like Same-Sex Marriage - CounterPunch

How Social Movements Can Win More Victories Like Same-Sex Marriage - CounterPunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Not long ago, same-sex marriage in America was not merely an unpopular cause; it was a politically fatal one — a third-rail issue that could end the career of any politician foolish enough to touch it. The idea that gay and lesbian couples would be able to legally exchange vows in states throughout the United States was regarded, at best, as a far-off fantasy and, at worst, as a danger to the republic.

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