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Alternative Currency Goes Mainstream As Bitcoin ATMs Emerge | Zero Hedge

Alternative Currency Goes Mainstream As Bitcoin ATMs Emerge | Zero Hedge | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The more I learn about Bitcoin, the more I support it.  In fact, the only donations we accept on this site areBitcoin donations.  As I mentioned in a post late last summer, I think it represents another way to fight back against the current repressive and immoral monetary system that has a strangle hold on the planet.  Ever since WordPress.com (the extremely popular blogging platform and 22nd most popular site on the internet), decided to accept Bitcoin as payment last November the value of Bitcoins versus the U.S. dollar has more than doubled.

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Uber buys deCarta mapping service - SiliconBeat

Uber buys deCarta mapping service - SiliconBeat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Uber has bought San Jose-based mapping software company deCarta, a move that could advance the in-house mapping capabilities Uber's global ride-hailing services
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Calling All Worker-Owners! | Grassroots Economic Organizing

Calling All Worker-Owners! | Grassroots Economic Organizing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We can't develop a #cooperative #economy from the top down. We're looking for practitioners to join the conversation: http://t.co/HtstQmg82h
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The Hacker Logic of Podemos

The Hacker Logic of Podemos | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Excerpted from Andrew Dolan in Red Pepper, and based on a interview of Eduardo Maura, international representative of Podemos: “In describing this phenomenon Maura speaks of the ‘hacker logic’ that from the outset structured Podemos’s approach to...
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How co-operatives are transforming Cuba's economy - Antillean Media Group

How co-operatives are transforming Cuba's economy - Antillean Media Group | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Co-Ops are proving to be a successful alternative to full capitalist reform in Cuba's economy, but challenges remain
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How social media & technology is changing the way we do business - Virgin.com

How social media & technology is changing the way we do business - Virgin.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the first of our new series exploring The Future of Work, we explore one of the trends changing how we work: the digital revolution.
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Here's why Uber and Lyft send drivers such confusing tax forms - SFGate

Here's why Uber and Lyft send drivers such confusing tax forms - SFGate | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Traditional employers send employees, and the Internal Revenue Service, Form W-2, which shows their wages, deductions and other information.
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Greece’s government deserves benefit of doubt

Greece’s government deserves benefit of doubt | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By Max Hänska
Wednesday’s Eurogroup meeting managed to underwhelm low expectations, as talks even failed to agree the usual face-saving joint statement outlining a structured agenda for future talks.
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Etsy, Online Bazaar for Handmade Goods, Files to Go Public

Etsy, Online Bazaar for Handmade Goods, Files to Go Public | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The company, founded in Brooklyn a decade ago, may begin trading on the Nasdaq stock market within two months.
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Our cities shouldn’t rely on Uber to devise new transport choices – Evgeny Morozov

Our cities shouldn’t rely on Uber to devise new transport choices – Evgeny Morozov | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Cities that cosy up to Uber, however, risk becoming too dependent on its data streams. Why accept Uber’s role as a data intermediary? Instead of letting the company hoover up extensive details about who is going where and when, cities should find a way to get this data on their own. Only then should the likes of Uber be allowed to step in and build a service on top of them.

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Call for Submissions: Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation

Call for Submissions: Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The notion of ‘knowledge worker’ has become the focus of a rich range of debates in a variety of scientific approaches and disciplines, from sociology to economics, from political science to neomarxism, all offering their own particular conceptual tools and perspectives.Unlike the traditional professions that were consolidated in the last century, 21st knowledge work is undergoing a process of  hybridisation. With a growing variety of different types of work contract, knowledge workers constitute a type of professional work that is

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Etsy files for $100 million IPO

Etsy files for $100 million IPO | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It's official: Etsy is going public.
Etsy, the online marketplace for handmade goods, filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday to raise as much as $100 million from an initial public offering.
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Twitter joins Fortune's list of best companies to work for

Twitter joins Fortune's list of best companies to work for | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Fortune's annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list has included tech companies for years, but for the first time, Twitter has made the list at No. 24.
The No. 1 slot on the list is no surprise, however.
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Manufacturers Advise Peers to Open Doors and Minds to Millennials - IT Business Net

Manufacturers Advise Peers to Open Doors and Minds to Millennials - IT Business Net | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --??With??American manufacturing on an upward trajectory, what will it take to sustain its momentum? ??
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The future of work - Companies: How not to vanish!

What do these companies have in common: Amoco (oil), Bethlehem Steel (steel), Compaq (computers), Saab (cars), Lehman Brothers (investments), PanAm (air carrier), F.W. Woolworth (retailer). Polaroid (instant film)?
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Uber, Lyft, and the growing problem of temp jobs

Uber, Lyft, and the growing problem of temp jobs | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Riders love the convenience and availability of the swaggering, app-wielding, taxi-displacing car services. But they could turn us all into temps.
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Steve Keen’s new book

Steve Keen’s new book | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Developing an economics for the post-crisis world Steve Keen Published 2 March 2015 by WEA Books  – price: $10 The veracity of mainstream economics has been called into question in the years since the economic crisis began.
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How the rise of robot factories is leading to a fourth industrial revolution - Raw Story

How the rise of robot factories is leading to a fourth industrial revolution - Raw Story | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Raw Story How the rise of robot factories is leading to a fourth industrial revolution Raw Story But even that number felt too high, particularly given that a broken controller can quickly shut down a factory, costing its owners millions of euros...
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The future of work - three visions of tomorrow

Learn more at PwC.com - http://pwc.to/1eiPVG5 PwC's Michael Rendell and Jon Andrews discuss the future of work and the likely impacts for employers, workers ...
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The Greek Government’s programme: an act of defiance or a call for compromise?

The Greek Government’s programme: an act of defiance or a call for compromise? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By Eleftherios Antonopoulos & Konstantinos Kostagiannis
International media described the Greek prime minister’s address to the parliament on Sunday as “defiant” (BBC and Reuters for example).
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Modalities of solidarity in Greece: a civil society at the cross-roads

Modalities of solidarity in Greece: a civil society at the cross-roads | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By Giota Alevizou As Greece has yet again become the epicentre of the European debt crisis, with collective negotiations for a fairer deal culminating before the end of February, its plight for survival has reached a new sense of moral urgency...
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Jeremy Rifkin on the Fall of Capitalism and the Internet of Things - Futurism | Futurism

Jeremy Rifkin on the Fall of Capitalism and the Internet of Things - Futurism | Futurism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Economic theorist and author Jeremy Rifkin explains his concept of The Internet of Things.
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Transcription on Mechanical Turk: great for starting out - New VA Advice

Transcription on Mechanical Turk: great for starting out - New VA Advice | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This is a guest post from the wonderful Amy over at Transcriptress.com. Amy and I met on Twitter, realized we had a lot in common and have learned so much from each other! She’s funny and smart–and I suggest you check out her site.
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Towards an Open Cooperativist Development Agency - Henry Tam | P2P Foundation

Towards an Open Cooperativist Development Agency - Henry Tam | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Economic systems and practices that exploit workers, users, communities and the environment have long ceased to command respect.
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Who are the new pioneers of the sharing economy? | UITP Milan 2015

Who are the new pioneers of the sharing economy? | UITP Milan 2015 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy is one of the great unexpected benefits of the digital age...
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