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Peer-to-peer production and the coming of the commons | How can we change society?

Peer-to-peer production and the coming of the commons | How can we change society? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

At a certain stage of development, the material productive forces of society come into conflict with the existing relations of production or – this merely expresses the same thing in legal terms – with the property relations within the framework of which they have operated hitherto. From forms of development of the productive forces these relations turn into their fetters. Then begins an era of social revolution. The changes in the economic foundation lead sooner or later to the transformation of the whole immense superstructure. 


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3D-Printed Open Source Medieval Armor for Barbie

3D-Printed Open Source Medieval Armor for Barbie | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
3D-gedrucktes Brienne von Tarth-Cosplay für Barbies von Jim Rodda: „Faire Play is a 3D printed suit of plate mail that's compatible with the Barbie Fashionistas line of dolls. It's Open Source.
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'Share' economy to bring sweeping changes - CT Post

'Share' economy to bring sweeping changes - CT Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jonathan Danial is a concierge, making sure guests have bottled water, crisp linens and the signature house banana bread — in his home.

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Crisis, Recovery, and the Transitional Economy: The Struggle for Cooperative Ownership in Greensboro, North Carolina - Michael Joseph Roberto | Monthly Review

Crisis, Recovery, and the Transitional Economy: The Struggle for Cooperative Ownership in Greensboro, North Carolina - Michael Joseph Roberto | Monthly Review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There is much to ponder as the patchwork of American society continues to unravel from the effects of a new type of capitalist depression.… [T]he wealthiest 1% of Americans earned more than 19 percent of the country’s household income in 2012, their biggest share since 1928, a year before the Wall Street stock-market collapse.… [For an alternative to this] we might look to Occupy’s brief history beyond Wall Street—that is, in the cities and towns where its initial energy was so keenly felt, and where it is likely that many of us have since embarked on new projects that carry the potential of a transitional and transformational politics.… Such is the case in Greensboro, North Carolina, a mid-size Southern city known for its struggles for civil rights and socio-economic justice. It is here where the Occupy movement played a small but seminal role in what has become a fierce, grass-roots struggle for cooperative ownership in the African-American community.
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A Bunch Of New Apps Test The Limits Of The Sharing Economy

A Bunch Of New Apps Test The Limits Of The Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Parking can stir intense passions, especially in San Francisco, where demand for public spaces often exceeds supply. Hence the outcry over apps that let occupants of slots on streets make money by alerting other drivers that they are about to drive away.





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Learning and education in the networked society...

Learning and education in the networked society... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"It took 100 years to connect 1 billion places and 25 years to connect 5 billion people.
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Rethinking the Future: New Business Models for Pharma - ASQ

This shift will, in turn, require the pharma industry to also develop business models focused on health outcomes, where the traditional product a drugis only one part of pharma's value proposition. Health outcomes.
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'Share' economy to bring sweeping changes - New Jersey Herald


"Part of what technology has enabled is the same thing that's driving Uber or Airbnb - this concept of the share economy," the president said.

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » David Harvey on Piketty’s “Capital”

Thomas Piketty has written a book called Capital that has caused quite a stir. He advocates progressive taxation and a global wealth tax as the only way to counter the trend towards the creation of a “patrimonial” form of capitalism marked by what he dubs “terrifying” inequalities of wealth and income. He also documents in excruciating and hard to rebut detail how social inequality of both wealth and income has evolved over the last two centuries, with particular emphasis on the role of wealth. He demolishes the widely-held view that free market capitalism spreads the wealth around and that it is the great bulwark for the defense of individual liberties and freedoms. Free-market capitalism, in the absence of any major redistributive interventions on the part of the state, Piketty shows, produces anti-democratic oligarchies. This demonstration has given sustenance to liberal outrage as it drives the Wall Street Journal apoplectic.

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Science Is Not About Certainty The separation of science and the humanities is ... - The New Republic

Science Is Not About Certainty The separation of science and the humanities is ... - The New Republic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

e teach our students: We say that we have some theories about science. Science is about hypothetico-deductive methods; we have observations, we have data, data require organizing into theories. So then we have theories. These theories are suggested or produced from the data somehow, then checked in terms of the data. Then time passes, we have more data, theories evolve, we throw away a theory, and we find another theory that’s better, a better understanding of the data, and so on and so forth.

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Why Hotels Need to Worry About Millennials and the Sharing Economy

Why Hotels Need to Worry About Millennials and the Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A new report from PhoCusWright on private accommodation rentals and the sharing economy should give the entire lodging industry something to think about.
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The Big Benefits of the 'Sharing Economy' (Infographic)

Now, after you're done browsing through the Gap's summer collection, you can use the Internet to take a peak into other people's closets. The sharing economy and the people who contribute to it make this all possible. How else has this trend impact the way Internet denizens go about their daily lives.

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Open Call for collaboration - CATALYST

Open Call for collaboration - CATALYST | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The partners of the CATALYST project launch an Open Call for Collaboration to community partners interested in trying and testing the CATALYST tools
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The Third Industrial Revolution: Toward A New Economic Paradigm (EXCERPT)

The Third Industrial Revolution: Toward A New Economic Paradigm (EXCERPT) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Third Industrial Revolution offers the hope that we can arrive at a sustainable post-carbon era by mid-century. We have the science, the technology, and the game plan to make it happen.
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How to grow the 'sharing economy' - Boston Globe

How to grow the 'sharing economy' - Boston Globe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

THANKS LARGELY to clever technologies, Boston’s transportation system is evolving, moving away from the familiar model of private cars and public transit to something cheaper, greener, more convenient, and more consumer friendly. It’s an exciting future the city needs to embrace; it also needs to push things along.

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Hardware Is The New Software - TechCrunch

Hardware Is The New Software - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Nest. GoPro. Beats. Jawbone. Oculus. All hardware companies and each of them accorded multi-billion-dollar valuations either in private investment transactions or acquisitions by some of the largest technology companies on the planet.

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Ecuador is betting $1 billion that a dream city can make it a high-tech leader - MiamiHerald.com

Ecuador is betting $1 billion that a dream city can make it a high-tech leader - MiamiHerald.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Dompak, an “eco-city” in Indonesia, for example, was supposed to be a new administrative capital and a model for sustainable growth.

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Collaborative Economy Markets: Platforms, Providers, and Partakers | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business

Collaborative Economy Markets: Platforms, Providers, and Partakers | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Marketplaces. They’re all the rage, in fact, the media can’t stop talking about thempeople can’t stop searching for them, and investors have deployed $2.4 billion in just the last seven months.

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Make way for the age of the robot - Telegraph.co.uk

Make way for the age of the robot - Telegraph.co.uk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


As a particularly flexible economy, it is a challenge, but it is one we can rise to.” Then there is the question of regulation.

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How Social Movements Can Win More Victories Like Same-Sex Marriage - CounterPunch

How Social Movements Can Win More Victories Like Same-Sex Marriage - CounterPunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Not long ago, same-sex marriage in America was not merely an unpopular cause; it was a politically fatal one — a third-rail issue that could end the career of any politician foolish enough to touch it. The idea that gay and lesbian couples would be able to legally exchange vows in states throughout the United States was regarded, at best, as a far-off fantasy and, at worst, as a danger to the republic.

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Social entrepreneurship in Detroit offers more than profit to business owners - The Muskegon Chronicle

Social entrepreneurship in Detroit offers more than profit to business owners - The Muskegon Chronicle | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


"If the goal was to make money, I would have chosen a different route," says Kimmelman. "Owning a business is not the easiest life.

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▶ Earth Trek / The Economics of the Future - YouTube

A lesson in sustainable Star Trekonomics featuring Charles Eisenstein, George Carlin, Martin Luther King Jr. and a couple captains of the Enterprise...

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'Share' Economy to Bring Sweeping Changes to Pittsburgh - Insurance Journal

'Share' Economy to Bring Sweeping Changes to Pittsburgh - Insurance Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


“Part of what technology has enabled is the same thing that's driving Uber or Airbnb — this concept of the share economy,” the president said.

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▶ Independence with Sharing Economy - YouTube

Guests: Sharing forward to solve hunger - www.sparenyc.org and www.evelandBnB.com, a successful AirBnB host

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Free markets killed capitalism: Ayn Rand, Ronald Reagan, Wal-Mart, Amazon and the 1 percent’s sick triumph over us all

Free markets killed capitalism: Ayn Rand, Ronald Reagan, Wal-Mart, Amazon and the 1 percent’s sick triumph over us all | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Barry C. Lynn is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of two important books, “End of the Line” and ”Cornered,” the latter of which describes the dramatic return of monopoly to the American landscape. Both books had a big effect on me when they appeared, as did Lynn’s periodic articles in Harper’s Magazine describing the concentration of economic power in all sorts of different industries. One of the reasons his books startled me is the weird silence of virtually all our other popular economic writers on the subject. Monopoly is back, in a massive way, and yet it seems as though even liberals often have trouble talking about it. If we’re really going to do something about inequality, however, it’s time we looked this thing in the face.

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What Happened to Reddit's Aaron Swartz? A Q&A with The Internet's Own Boy ... - SF Weekly (blog)

What Happened to Reddit's Aaron Swartz? A Q&A with The Internet's Own Boy ... - SF Weekly (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Swartz, a lead developer of the web feed format RSS and social news site Reddit, was well on his way towards the type of accolades reserved only for the most influential in history when he decided to abandon the start-up world and instead dedicate his skills to online activism.

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