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The Economics of Monasticism

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“I’ve been reading ‘The Economics of Monasticism by Nathan Smith’ over the past week. He makes some interesting points in comparing the sustainability of intentional communities with that of Christian monasteries. Citing a study by Rost et al (2008) that “An average longevity of 463 years makes monasteries more durable not only than firms, but even than most states.” and further suggesting possibilities as to what makes them so successful.”

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SYRIZA Central Committee Session Turns into a Battlefield | GreekReporter.com

SYRIZA Central Committee Session Turns into a Battlefield | GreekReporter.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Greece's ruling party looks likely to will split in two after Thursday's Central Committee session saw the Left Platform accusing Tsipras of "shackling Greece."
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TYPO3 learned that hosting meetups helps improve more than technology | Opensource.com

TYPO3 learned that hosting meetups helps improve more than technology | Opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How TYPO3 meetups turned out to be a great way to foster personal relationships and improve the companies technology and business.
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DeMoS XXI The Democracy-Sharing Experience

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What Solutions for the XXI th century Democracy?
GET INVOLVED IN THE DeMoS XXI EXPERIENCE – Your Citizen Web Platform
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It’s Not Climate Change — It’s Everything Change — Matter — Medium

It’s Not Climate Change — It’s Everything Change — Matter — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Oil! Our secret god, fulfiller of our every desire. Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. But it’s on everyone’s mind.
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Surviving Our Robotic Future - Huffington Post

Surviving Our Robotic Future - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
That machines may someday reduce the size if the workforce and require a different skill set is not a new concern.
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Author Rifkin: Capitalism Is Dying by Its Own Hand

Author Rifkin: Capitalism Is Dying by Its Own Hand | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Capitalism is driving itself out of business as the marginal cost to produce just about everything inches closer to zero, Jeremy Rifkin's new book, "The Zero Marginal Cost Society," proposes. 



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Introduction to Vinay Gupta's Future Thinking | P2P Foundation - blog.p2pfoundation.net

Introduction to Vinay Gupta's Future Thinking | P2P Foundation - blog.p2pfoundation.net | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
BitcoinAgile.com - Real-Time News and Live Market Data. The best place to find most recent news on digital currencies. Bringing news to you from more than 3,000 news portals, blogs, forums and bitcoin communities.
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WEW's Lending Library supports Sharing Economy

WEW Member and storyteller, Ruth Stewart Verger discusses the West End Well's Lending Library.
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How Millennials are Redefining the Future of Work

Check out these stats about how millennials are changing the future of work.
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The Zero Marginal Cost Society - Jeremy Rifkin (HD)

Jeremy Rifkin, economist, government advisor & New York Times bestselling author of the book: The Zero Marginal Cost Society on point. Jeremy Rifkin ...
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Democratic socialism is flourishing - Nolan Chart LLC

While capitalism, liberty, and freedom of choice are losing support democratic socialism is flourishing. What is leading a free nation into bondage?
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Open science projects you may have missed | Opensource.com

Open science projects you may have missed | Opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A list of 16 awesome open science projects you may have missed. Plus, three bonus reads. These are bookmark-worthy, folks.
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“Sharing economy is not just a tech trend” - SmartCompany.com.au

“Sharing economy is not just a tech trend” - SmartCompany.com.au | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The rise of Uber, Airbnb is no passing fad, according to Rachel Botsman, the author and founder of the Collaborative Lab.
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Economics and the Near-Death Experience of Democratic Governance - P2P Foundation

Economics and the Near-Death Experience of Democratic Governance - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Non-market public production makes up a quarter to a half or more of all economic activity in advanced democratic nation-states. Yet here in the United States the public economy’s ability to function productively on behalf of the citizenry is seriously imperiled.

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An example of participatory urban planning in Kamo, New Zealand | P2P Foundation

An example of participatory urban planning in Kamo, New Zealand | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Entertaining presentation of an experiment in moving a local council from organisation-centric to citizen-centric, by Nick Williamson at TEDx ChristChurch: Watch the video here:
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The Future of Work in the Uber Economy | BillMoyers.com

The Future of Work in the Uber Economy | BillMoyers.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In his new book, Raw Deal: How the "Uber Economy" and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers, Hill writes about the need to create a safety net for workers in a multi-employer world.
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Should Uber drivers be considered employees? Viewers respond

Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments on NewsHour Weekend's report from last week on how the definition of “employee” is changing in the sharing ...
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Introduction to Vinay Gupta's Future Thinking | P2P Foundation

Introduction to Vinay Gupta's Future Thinking | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Listening to Vinay Gupta, master of resilience thinking for a world under threat, is always a feast and this must be one of the best conversations to get to know his thinking. At the start of this conversation, Vinay gives interesting details about the three big sources of his own evolution, and at the same …
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Video of the Day: The Promise of the Commons | P2P Foundation

Video of the Day: The Promise of the Commons | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Well over half of the world’s population live on traditional lands but their rights to critical resources are being steadily eroded by corporate interests.
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The interactive economy is not a supply chain economy | P2P Foundation

The interactive economy is not a supply chain economy | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Republished from Esko Kilpi: “Over the past years, mobile technologies and the Internet have laid the foundation for a very small size, low-cost enterprise with the potential for managing large numbers of business relationships. The impact of these new actors has been hard to grasp because we are used to thinking about work from a …
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Art and Energy - P2P Foundation

Art and Energy - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Two writers have recently contributed some theorizing about overall social and energy systems and the way they function that may be helpful to us in our slowly unfolding crisis. One is from art historian and energetic social thinker Barry Lord; it’s called Art and Energy (AAM Press). Briefly, Lord’s thesis is that the kind of art a society makes and values is joined at the hip with the kind of energy that society depends on to keep itself going. He traces the various forms of energy we have known as a species throughout our pre-history — our millennia spent in the Pleistocene — and in our recorded history — sexual energy, without which societies can’t continue; the energy of the body while hunting and foraging; wood for fire; slaves; wind and water; coal; oil; and “renewables” — and makes some cogent observations about their relationship to art and culture.

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Civic groups putting together open program to detect spyware

Civic groups putting together open program to detect spyware | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
New program comes in response to evidence that the NIS purchased spyware to snoop on South Korean civilians
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thumbnail via "Yochai Benkler" by Joi - http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/536642630/sizes/o/in/photostream/. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - ...
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Paul Mason - is capitalism dead? | Guardian Live

In the wake of the financial crisis and with the rapid rise of new technologies, award-winning economist and journalist, Paul Mason, believes we are on the cusp ...
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