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on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Reinventing Organizations

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Based on three years of research, the book Reinventing Organizations describes the emergence of a new management paradigm, a radically more soulful, purposeful and powerful ways to structure and run businesses and non-profits, schools and hospitals.
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The Limits of Neoliberalism

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A SAGE Publications book: The Limits of Neoliberalism: Authority, Sovereignty and the Logic of CompetitionWilliam Davies.
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How the web lost its way – and its founding principles - HITC

How the web lost its way – and its founding principles - HITC | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It showed which houses were connected to the town's water supply and which houses were occupied by black or white families. A mashup uses data from more than one source, usually publicly available information, and almost always presents it on a map. The results were extraordinary: the map showed that almost all the white households in Coal Run had water piped to their homes, while all but a few black households did not. Those without piped water had to carry water home from the water plant by whatever transport they could muster, pump it from wells contaminated with sulphur and oil from old mining operations or, in extremis, collect rainwater.

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Stick a Fork in Your Newspaper - Bloomberg View

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While we're on the subject of journalists, Clay Shirky points out something funny about the way we discuss the future of print: We tend to talk as if there might be one.

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Local companies claim their share of sharing economy - Business in Vancouver

Local companies claim their share of sharing economy - Business in Vancouver | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Ingratta is part of the sharing economy, a business model that is growing in popularity around the world.

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5 Crucial Lessons for the Left From Naomi Klein’s New Book

5 Crucial Lessons for the Left From Naomi Klein’s New Book | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
You can't fight climate change without fighting capitalism, argues Klein in This Changes Everything.
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ShanghAI Lectures 2012: Lecture 7 “Collective Intelligence: Cognition from interaction” | Robohub

ShanghAI Lectures 2012: Lecture 7 “Collective Intelligence: Cognition from interaction” | Robohub | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the 7th part of the ShanghAI Lecture series, Rolf Pfeifer talks about collective intelligence. Examples include ants that find the shortest path to a food source, robots that clean up, and birds that form flocks. In the guest lecture, István Harmati (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary) discusses the coordination of multi-agent robotic systems.

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Poverty Is Not Inevitable: What We Can Do Now to Turn Things Around

Poverty Is Not Inevitable: What We Can Do Now to Turn Things Around | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Inequality and poverty are suddenly hot topics, not only in the United States but also across the globe. Since the early 1980s, there has been a growing underclass in America. At the same time a much smaller class, now called the superrich, built its wealth to levels of opulence not seen since France’s Louis XVI. Despite this, the resulting inequality went mostly unnoticed. When the Great Recession of 2008 hit, and the division between the very wealthy and the rest of us came starkly into focus, various people and groups, including the Occupy movement, began insisting more publicly that we tax wealth. But still, helping the poor has been mostly a discussion on the fringes. At last, the terms of public debate have changed, because inequality and poverty now are debated regularly in the mainstream media and across the political spectrum, not solely by labor, by the left, and by others imagining a new economy.

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Will Flight Sharing Take to the Air? - Bloomberg

Will Flight Sharing Take to the Air? - Bloomberg | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


This is r-rated cost sharing. Essentially sharing economy endeavor. Sharing economy endeavor and also flying private.

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Uber and the sharing economy

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On Monday 20th August, popular taxi app Uber gained another victory in its fight to establish the power of sharing economy. The Berlin State Department of Civil and Regulatory Affairs upheld its previous decision to ban Uber operations in the city based on a belief that the service risked passenger safety through the use of “un­verified drivers in unlicensed vehicles”. The upholding of the decision represented an important coup for Uber and pioneers and supporters of the sharing economy.

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How the Cloud Is Enabling Knowledge Sharing to Save Kids’ Lives

How the Cloud Is Enabling Knowledge Sharing to Save Kids’ Lives | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A shortage of trained doctors and nurses worldwide means millions of critically ill children aren’t getting adequate medical treatment. Read how the creation of a smart social-collaboration platform is breaking down learning barriers and enabling medical practitioners worldwide to share knowledge and skills to save lives.

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The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google - The Intercept - First Look Media

The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google - The Intercept - First Look Media | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

ICREACH has been accessible to more than 1,000 analysts at 23 U.S. government agencies that perform intelligence work, according to a 2010 memo. A planning document from 2007 lists the DEA, FBI, Central Intelligence Agency, and the Defense Intelligence Agency as core members. Information shared through ICREACH can be used to track people’s movements, map out their networks of associates, help predict future actions, and potentially reveal religious affiliations or political beliefs.

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5 Things the Mobile Sharing Economy Can Teach the Enterprise

5 Things the Mobile Sharing Economy Can Teach the Enterprise | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The success of companies like Uber shows that there is room in the industry for innovation and growth. What can your business learn from the mobile sharing economy?
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Why Knight Is Betting That "Community Platform Collaboration" Is the Future of ... - Inside Philanthropy

Why Knight Is Betting That "Community Platform Collaboration" Is the Future of ... - Inside Philanthropy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In this age of smart phones, blogs, and social media, everyone has the potential to be a crusading citizen-journalist. But that doesn't mean journalism is easy or that anyone can do it.

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Functional 3D Printed Ceramics - Interview with Olivier van Herpt

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Inside3DP spoke with Olivier van Herpt about his 3D printed functional ceramic objects.
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America, say goodbye to the Era of Big Work - Los Angeles Times

America, say goodbye to the Era of Big Work - Los Angeles Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

For much of the past century, the Era of Big Work — the 40-hour workweek and its employer-provided benefits — were the foundation of our economy. That was then. Now, independent work is the new normal

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The Plan to Build a Massive Online Brain for All the World's Robots - Wired

The Plan to Build a Massive Online Brain for All the World's Robots - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If you walk into the computer science building at Stanford University, Mobi is standing in the lobby, encased in glass. He looks a bit like a garbage can, with a rod for a neck and a camera for eyes. He was one of several robots developed at Stanford in the 1980s to study how machines might learn to navigate their environment—a stepping stone toward intelligent robots that could live and work alongside humans. He worked, but not especially well. The best he could do was follow a path along a wall. Like so many other robots, his “brain” was on the small side.

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From Prototype to Production at 3D Printing Conference | Inside3DP.com

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The Additive Manufacturing Production Production Application Initiative In New York August 27-28 promises to revolutionize the industry.
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Evgeny Morozov: How much for your data?

Oral-B, a Procter & Gamble company, this year launched its SmartSeries Bluetooth toothbrush — an essential appliance for what the firm calls “the well-connected bathroom”. It connects to your smartphone, where its app tracks brushing tasks (have you flossed? cleaned the tongue? rinsed?) and highlights areas of the mouth (visualised on the phone screen) that deserve more attention. More importantly, as the toothbrush’s website proudly announces, it also “records brushing activity as data that you can chart on your own and share with dental professionals.” What happens to that data — whether it goes to these dental professionals, or your insurance company, stays with you or is appended to your data already owned by Facebook and Google — is a controversial question.

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » In Montreal: an appeal for the taxation of AirBNB and the sharing economy

P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » In Montreal: an appeal for the taxation of AirBNB and the sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Bronwen Morgan, a researcher and expert in regulation and rights related to social activism and claims for social and economic human rights, recently approached us to share the following article. It deals with sustainable food systems, the sharing economy, and the ethos of legal infrastructure by using  the recent crowdfunding campaigns of Open Food Network (Australia) and FarmDrop (UK) as a window onto these issues.

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Peering through the Crowdfunding Window: Sustainable Food, Sharing Economies and the Ethos of Legal Infrastructure

P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Peering through the Crowdfunding Window: Sustainable Food, Sharing Economies and the Ethos of Legal Infrastructure | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Bronwen Morgan, a researcher and expert in regulation and rights related to social activism and claims for social and economic human rights, recently approached us to share the following article. It deals with sustainable food systems, the sharing economy, and the ethos of legal infrastructure by using  the recent crowdfunding campaigns of Open Food Network (Australia) and FarmDrop (UK) as a window onto these issues.

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » How market-based incentives erode the effectiveness of reputation systems

P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » How market-based incentives erode the effectiveness of reputation systems | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Market-based incentives erode the effectiveness of reputation, and in this respect reputation is a cultural commons. In her TED talk, influential author Rachel Botsman says that in the new economy “reputation will be your most valuable asset”, but as reputation becomes an important asset, markets will grow around it and intermediaries will claim to help you boost your reputation, but these market-based incentives destroy the value of reputation as a mechanism for establishing trust. Mechanisms for buying and selling testimonies, for example, cause testimonies to lose their ability to discriminate between trustworthiness and opportunism because an opportunist with money could buy themselves a good reputation.”

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » How Tech-Savvy Podemos Became One of Spain’s Most Popular Parties in 100 Days

P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » How Tech-Savvy Podemos Became One of Spain’s Most Popular Parties in 100 Days | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It has been called “a radical left sensation”; a “fledgling party” born out of the ashes of the Indignados (“the outraged”) or 15-M movement; and “the new-kid-on-the-block” whose success is yet another example of modern technopolitics or, as some experts have put it, “the power of the connected multitudes.”

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Why unions are necessary in the on-demand, so-called, ‘sharing’ economy

P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Why unions are necessary in the on-demand, so-called, ‘sharing’ economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

the workers themselves need to have a say in how this new world develops. The idea that a handful of platforms operating on razor-thin margins will create an equitable world for their workers — that algorithms written by the employers will protect workers’ rights better than the workers themselves and their elected representatives could — would be funny if the reality of this model weren’t so outright terrifying.

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Tiziana Terranova - P2P Foundation

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"Tiziana Terranova is well known for her thesis, formulated in the early 2000s, that the free labor of users is the source of economic value in the digital economy. Free labor is an ambivalent concept, rooted in Italian post-workerist labor theories of value, such as Paolo Virno's re-reading of Marx's notion of the general intellect, Antonio Negri's theory of the social factory, and Maurizio Lazzarato's concept of immaterial labor. It defines both the outcome of the 'refusal of work' of the 1960s and 1970s and the resulting investment of subjective needs and desires for expression into production (culture, technology, the arts); and its subsequent transformation into the engine of economic production in the post-Fordist economy first and the digital economy later (branding, marketing, social media). Free labor is both free as in 'free beer' (for digital entrepreneurs) and free as in free speech (for those who perform it voluntarily). It is no more of an illusion than industrial labor was, it is simply a new source of value and engine of production which is open to capture by the capitalist enterprise, but maintains a potential to express itself in new forms of economic organizations such as the p2p economy."

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