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Print-on-Demand and the Law of Unintended Consequences | Peer to Peer ... - Library Journal

Print-on-Demand and the Law of Unintended Consequences | Peer to Peer ... - Library Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Substantial political, intellectual and romanticized baggage from other eras attaches itself to the concept of activism, and much of this baggage is rooted in the impressions of youth activism from the 1960s and early ’70s. Past images of young people “in the streets” have become the standard against which today’s youth action is judged. So it’s tempting to assume that if we don’t rise to that level of precedent-setting outrage, volume and visibility, we aren’t doing much. But as pragmatic idealists, Millennials realize activism can take many forms. Political scientist Natalie Davis noted that Millennials, in comparison to Gen Xers, a

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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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City for Let: The Sharing Economy Proves It Can Do Whatever It Wants - SF Weekly

City for Let: The Sharing Economy Proves It Can Do Whatever It Wants - SF Weekly | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


In a recent radio interview, Ed Lee, San Francisco's incredibly lifelike mayor, extolled the virtues of the so-called sharing economy.

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Open data and crowdfunding can breathe new life into democracy

Democracy may be one of man’s greatest inventions, but it has suffered lately due to low citizen participation and general distrust of politicians and government institutions.
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This Is Why Religion Is Just a Technology - TIME

This Is Why Religion Is Just a Technology - TIME | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Kula preaches the “highest possible institutional barriers between church and state,” with the “lowest possible communication barriers.” He welcomes intermarriage and interfaith dialogue. He recognizes God not as a “Seeing Eye,” but in “experiences of love, caring, and connection.”

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The Dark Side of Sharing

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Sharing may sound fun and social, but it’s also what we do when resources are scarce. And now companies may be moving away from the term.
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Microgenius | Community Shares | Community Enterprise and Investment

Microgenius | Community Shares | Community Enterprise and Investment | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Microgenius offers an opportunity to buy shares in community led ventures
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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Evgeny Morozov on the dangers of Algorithmic Regulation

Algorithmic regulation, whatever its immediate benefits, will give us a political regime where technology corporations and government bureaucrats call all the shots. The Polish science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem, in a pointed critique of cybernetics published, as it happens, roughly at the same time as The Automated State, put it best: “Society cannot give up the burden of having to decide about its own fate by sacrificing this freedom for the sake of the cybernetic regulator.”

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Ripple Labs Unveils Proposal for New Smart Contract System

Ripple Labs Unveils Proposal for New Smart Contract System | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The company's proposed system could reinvigorate the movement to build smart contract mechanisms.
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BroadSnark | Hijacking the Sharing Economy

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There have been a slew of articles lately about how services like Airbnb and Lyft signal the “rise of the sharing economy.” Forbes says it is “unstoppable” and includes a cover that asks “Who wants to be a billionaire?” The Wall Street Journal profiles Airbnb’s founder as a young upstart who is rocking the boat of all those stodgy hotel chains. The economist wants cities and their pesky worrywarts to get out of the way.

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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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Viewpoint: Library as part of sharing economy - Powell River Peak


A library is part of the “sharing economy” which is something we are losing and, let's face it, there aren't too many things you can get for free anymore.

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It's time to welcome Uber to Calgary with open arms - MetroNews Canada

It's time to welcome Uber to Calgary with open arms - MetroNews Canada | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Your job is to regulate for the purpose of safety, so why does it seem like you're protecting a particular business model and certain business interests instead?

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Inside3DP Exclusive: A Behind The Scenes Look At Make's 3D Printer Shootout - Inside3DP

Inside3DP Exclusive: A Behind The Scenes Look At Make's 3D Printer Shootout - Inside3DP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In this Inside3DP Exclusive, Inside3DP takes a behind the scenes looks at Make's 3D Printer Shootout.
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Bruce Sterling - Smart City States - YouTube

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Calleva Community Energy Co-op

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Calleva Community Energy Co-op has been formed to provide solar power to small and medium sized enterprises (SME's) and use the surplus to implement energy efficiency measures to those SME's and help alleviate the fuel poor in the surrounding area.

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Citizen spies take to web to uncover MH17 intel

Citizen spies take to web to uncover MH17 intel | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The citizen journalist known as Brown Moses, with the help of his Twitter followers, was able to pinpoint the location of a Buk launcher while it was being transported through a pro-Russian rebel-held town in Ukraine, using only open source information like Google searches and YouTube videos.
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Director Wants His Film on The Pirate Bay, Pirates Deliver... | TorrentFreak

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A few days ago a Dutch movie director asked people to upload a copy of one of his older films onto The Pirate Bay. The filmmaker had become fed up with the fact that copyright issues made his work completely unavailable through legal channels. To his surprise, pirates were quick to deliver.
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