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The Economic Realms: "Improved Macroeconomic Control with Electronic Money and Modern Monetary Theory".

 Abstract: This paper combines the concept of electronic money (no physical currency) with Modern Monetary Theory. It argues how electronic monetary systems offer a big step forward for macroeconomic control, among other things by giving a government new and potent steering tools. More specifically the paper discusses how one in an electronic money environment can easily curb an overheated economy – admittedly far from today's global situation – but a necessary topic all the same to convince people that running large and persistent government budget deficits in depressed economies, is not "irresponsible" and does not need to imply strong inflation in later economic boom situations. 
 
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Hands off my sharing economy

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced Tuesday that the San Francisco ride-matching company had hired David Plouffe, the campaign manager for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, as senior vice president/campaign manager.
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Why You Need to Adopt a Sharing Economy to Keep your Conference Relevant

Why You Need to Adopt a Sharing Economy to Keep your Conference Relevant | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sharing goods and services is considered smart, social, green, and aligns with the values of your next-generation conference participants.
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Learning the wonders of the sharing economy in trip to Denver

Learning the wonders of the sharing economy in trip to Denver | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Meet my friends Joanna, Jo and Brenton, and Beth. They really helped me out on my recent trip to Denver.
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Artificial Intelligence May Doom The Human Race Within A Century, Oxford ... - Huffington Post

Artificial Intelligence May Doom The Human Race Within A Century, Oxford ... - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Horses were initially complemented by carriages and ploughs, which greatly increased the horse's productivity. Later, horses were substituted for by automobiles and tractors. When horses became obsolete as a source of labor, many were sold off to meatpackers to be processed into dog food, bone meal, leather, and glue. In the United States, there were about 26 million horses in 1915. By the early 1950s, 2 million remained.

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Google's Project Ara vs. MakerBot's New Fraemes | Inside3DP.com

Google's Project Ara vs. MakerBot's New Fraemes | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
MakerBot has partnered with custom 3D printed phone case maker Fraeme. Will they be able to compete with Google's Project Ara?
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Isn't one Internet enough? - Fortune

Isn't one Internet enough? - Fortune | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


“We think” says Larsen, “this is the first viable alternative to correspondent banking.” I can't judge if virtual currencies can replace foreign exchange as we know it.

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Isabelle Stengers on on user movements and systems of horizontal apprenticeship

P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Isabelle Stengers on on user movements and systems of horizontal apprenticeship | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“She is a truly remarkable philosopher and currently one of my favourites. While she has written some very solid books on the philosophy of science (such as The Power of Invention, Cosmopolitics, and others), her more recent books are shorter, highly accessible and powerful. The titles of her two most recent books that I especially want to share with you are:


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​Bitcoin winning over women in developing countries? - RT (blog)

​Bitcoin winning over women in developing countries? - RT (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

From startups like Chain helping developers build bitcoin apps and bagging a $9.5 million investment; New York-based BlinkTrade unveiling its West African bitcoin exchange – UbuntuBitX; and Thailandgetting a start up Coins.co.th; to a nearly 62 percent drop in value at $435.60 from its last year’s peak of $1,150; bitcoin’s oscillation between highs and lows continues unabated.

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Financing A Coding School Education With Peer-to-Peer Loans

Financing A Coding School Education With Peer-to-Peer Loans | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A coding bootcamp reviews site is helping students finance educations at these unaccredited schools.
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▶ Cybersecurity as Realpolitik by Dan Geer presented at Black Hat USA 2014 - YouTube

Power exists to be used. Some wish for cyber safety, which they will not get. Others wish for cyber order, which they will not get. Some have the eye to discern cyber policies that are "the least worst thing;" may they fill the vacuum of wishful thinking.

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Marc Saxer: The Middle Classes In The Vertigo Of Change

Marc Saxer: The Middle Classes In The Vertigo Of Change | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Marc Saxer looks at the role of the middle classes in the vertigo of change. What unites global protest and what sets them apart?
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TED talks are lying to you

TED talks are lying to you | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The creative class has never been more screwed. Books about creativity have never been more popular. What gives?
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New America’s X-Lab Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows | NewAmerica.org

New America’s X-Lab Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows | NewAmerica.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Washington, DC - New America’s X-Lab is pleased to announce its first cohort of fellows, an international group of technologists, policy experts, and human rights advocates from a diverse array of backgrounds. X-Lab fellows are partnering with the core group at X-Lab for a 1-year period beginning August, 2014 to analyze the implications of near-future technological breakthroughs and formulate positive intervention strategies for these coming tech-policy battles.

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No more enclosures: knowledge democracy and social transformation | openDemocracy

No more enclosures: knowledge democracy and social transformation | openDemocracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the late 1990s, a Ugandan intellectual and civil society activist called Paulo Wangoola returned home to the Kingdom of Busoga on the Eastern shores of Lake Victoria. After 25 years of work in various parts of Africa and abroad, his message to his Elders was this:

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Do Software Engineers Get Enough Respect? | TechCrunch

Do Software Engineers Get Enough Respect? | TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"For software engineers, life must seem like it keeps getting better," cheerleads CNet. Glassdoor agrees: our median salary is now $85K, and six figures in.. (“@TechCrunch: Do Software Engineers Get Enough Respect?
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First 'Low-Budget' SLS 3D Printers Hit Kickstarter | Inside3DP.com

First 'Low-Budget' SLS 3D Printers Hit Kickstarter | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Norge Systems has launched the first 'low-budget' selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printers on Kickstarter. How will this change things?
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Organovo's 3D Printed Liver Passes all the Tests | Inside3DP.com

Organovo's 3D Printed Liver Passes all the Tests | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bioprinting company Organovo revealed its 3D printed liver detected toxins when traditional tests had not. What does this mean for organs?
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Is David Heralding a New Era for 3D Printing? | Inside3DP.com

Is David Heralding a New Era for 3D Printing? | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
David allows you to print with hundreds of pelletized materials using the next generation of 3D printing technology.
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Formlabs Believes the Future of 3-D Printing Is With Pros, Not Tinkerers - Wired

Formlabs Believes the Future of 3-D Printing Is With Pros, Not Tinkerers - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As an associate partner and managing director of Ideo’s Boston studio, Colin Raney’s typical day at the office revolved around designing drug-dealing robotsand gadgets that can read your mind. Raney spent eight years traveling the globe, helping the largest companies in the world solve their most interesting problems, and inventing the future. Despite holding one of the cushiest gigs in the design world, Raney recently decided to trade in his designer desk to join the Cambridge-based 3-D printing upstart Formlabs as their new head of global marketing.

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Lessons from E.F. Schumacher on the “New Economy” - The Nonprofit Quarterly

Lessons from E.F. Schumacher on the “New Economy” - The Nonprofit Quarterly | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This past weekend was the 103rd birthday of the late Ernst Friedrich “Fritz” Schumacher. An economist and scientist, Schumacher has picked up an eclectic coterie of fans and admirers over the years, as evinced bythe list of “new economy” speakers recommended by the Schumacher Center for a New Economic, including Hazel Henderson, Jeremy Rifkin, Frances Moore Lappé, Peter Barnes, and NPQ friend Gar Alperovitz. Among the luminaries who have delivered the annual E.F. Schumacher Lectures have been Benjamin Barber, Ivan Illich, John McClaughry, John McKnight, Van Jones, Bill McKibben, Kirkpatrick Sale, Winona LaDuke, and frequent NPQ contributing author Bill Schambra.

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Money And Power: The Real Reason For The NSA Spying On Everyone - Techdirt

Money And Power: The Real Reason For The NSA Spying On Everyone - Techdirt | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


As Clay Shirky famously noted years ago, "Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution." That appears to absolutely be the case here.

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » A political evaluation of bitcoin

P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » A political evaluation of bitcoin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Bitcoin is a complex phenomenom, and it is a landmark development, even a technological singularity, for good or ill. At the P2P Foundation, we also have complicated feelings about it.

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Unleash your creativity in a Fab Lab

Unleash your creativity in a Fab Lab | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
MIT professor Neil Gershenfeld talks about his Fab Lab -- a low-cost lab that lets people build things they need using digital and analog tools. It's a simple idea with powerful results.
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Network Resource Planning - P2P Foundation

Network Resource Planning - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"This project started in 2012 as a collaboration between SENSORICA and Mikorizal Software.

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MaidSafe - The New Decentralized Internet

MaidSafe's distributed platform enables the creation of fast and secure applications that help ensure digital privacy, security and freedom for all.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation