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Creative Alternatives - 'Finding you free stuff & working together to grow an ethical 'real economy'.

Creative Alternatives - 'Finding you free stuff & working together to grow an ethical 'real economy'. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We are a dedicated group of technologists who were given the time, opportunity and Internet access to build an awesome cloud storage service that will help protect your privacy. We have programmed this Internet service from scratch in Auckland, New Zealand. Unlike most of our competitors, we use a state of the art browser based encryption tec [...]

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BitBeat: How Bitcoin Technology Could Shake Up the Loyalty-Points Business - Wall Street Journal (blog)

BitBeat: How Bitcoin Technology Could Shake Up the Loyalty-Points Business - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Retail rewards points – frequently flyer miles, hotel loyalty points, return-customer retailer programs and so forth – that make use of cryptocurrencies or their underlying blockchain technology were exempted from the regulations.
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Here's What a Commons-Based Economy Looks Like | P2P Foundation

Here's What a Commons-Based Economy Looks Like | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Michel Bauwens focuses on three specific realms crucial to a Commons-based economy – ecological sustainability, open knowledge and social solidarity.
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▶ Sharing Economy in little community | Benedetta Arese Lucini | TEDxMatera - YouTube

What is the sharing economy and why now? It has existed for years but how has it developed today
What is necessary to change from the traditional sector to an economy that can grow to this size is a platform and mobile technology, that creates efficiency and “digital trust”

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Is Bitcoin the 'Mark of the Beast'? (Op-Ed)

Is Bitcoin the 'Mark of the Beast'? (Op-Ed) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Many people are extremely wary of a one-world currency. I didn't know until recently that this fear among Christians is due to a passage in the Bible itself.
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Greece? Bernard Lietaer's Euro Commentary | Wagner Communication Systems

Greece? Bernard Lietaer's Euro Commentary | Wagner Communication Systems | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This series of videos captures a lecture Bernard Lietaer provided to Occupy Boulder.  This video was recorded during the last currency crisis in Greece and
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Using SourceMap to open up supply chains | P2P Foundation

Using SourceMap to open up supply chains | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Watch this short introductory film about SourceMap:
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Can a multitude of small projects save the world? | P2P Foundation

Can a multitude of small projects save the world? | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This is where dissensus and the deliberate encouragement of the eccentric, the improbable and the rejected come into their own. We are far past the point at which an organized, society-wide program to deal with the crisis of industrial civilization is possible – as the Hirsch report pointed out five years ago, that had to start twenty years before the peak of petroleum production, which puts that hope a good quarter century into the realm of might-have-beens – and even if the option still existed, the political will to make it happen simply isn’t there. That means that aiming for flexible ad hoc responses cobbled together out of whatever resources come to hand is probably the best option we’ve got. Focusing on those possibilities that can be done on a shoestring, and maximizing the total number of these that get tested in the immediate future, is therefore a crucially important strategy right now. Even if most of those efforts fail, this approach will likely yield the largest number of useful options to mitigate the crisis in the short run and manage some degree of recovery later on.


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UK shoeseller launches Greece crowdfunding push

UK shoeseller launches Greece crowdfunding push | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Online crowdfunding drive to bail out Greece has raised more than 500,000 euros in two days.
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Greece: On Behalf of Europe ... | Michael Hudson

Greece: On Behalf of Europe ... | Michael Hudson | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bill Black on Michael Hudson on the detail to financial warfare and the pathway out of it, representing the interests of all of Europe.
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As Diego Stands Trial, Show Your Support for Open Access

As Diego Stands Trial, Show Your Support for Open Access | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
UPDATE 06/30/2015: The hearing has been postponed and will proceed in October. Thanks to everyone who helped us raise awareness today. "Access to knowledge is a global right."
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Zo hackt Moyee Coffee zijn distributie en sales

Zo hackt Moyee Coffee zijn distributie en sales | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Vrijdag 26 juni is het feest bij Moyee Coffee in B.Amsterdam. De startup in eerlijke koffie heeft zijn eerste first roast uit Kaffa, Ethiopië naar Nederland gehaald. Dat beschouwt het als een mijlpaal: als eerste koffie-importeur ter wereld laat Moyee bonen branden in het land van herkomst. Dat levert de ondernemers daar een hogere opbrengst op dan de export van rauwe bonen.
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Don't Forget What Europe Is All About! » Social Europe

Don't Forget What Europe Is All About! » Social Europe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“If this is Europe, forget it“. With these words Matteo Renzi shamed his colleagues at the European Council meeting last week. I understand his frustration. After inhumanly treating refugees in the Mediterranean Sea, we now witness the breakdown of the Euro talks. But we must not forget what Europe stands for. I have never been …
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Big Data and Open Science Data - insideBIGDATA

Big Data and Open Science Data - insideBIGDATA | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Big Data and Open Science Data
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BU Cochin's curator insight, Today, 7:15 AM

"This article is the fourth in an editorial series with a goal to provide a road map for scientific researchers wishing to capitalize on the rapid growth of big data technology for collecting, transforming, analyzing, and visualizing large scientific data sets"

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The 'uberisation' of the workplace is a new revolution

The 'uberisation' of the workplace is a new revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The latest business models, based on digitalisation and connected users, illustrate the shape of things to come. Think Uber, Spotify, Netflix and Airbnb. Each taps into global demand and wide diversity. Their lean business models allow them to make and grow markets and margins very quickly. In just four years, without owning any real estate, Airbnb has gathered the same number of hotel rooms as Hilton Hotels amassed in over 90 years in business.  Similarly, Uber is the world’s largest taxi company, but does not own any cars!

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The sharing economy - benefits and challenges

As part of our campaign on the Digital Single Market, Conservative MEPs held a hearing on a key element of the digital economy - the sharing economy. Straight ...
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The technology behind bitcoin is being used in surprising ways - MarketWatch

The technology behind bitcoin is being used in surprising ways - MarketWatch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs and established companies are exploring how they can adapt the blockchain, the decentralized ledger that runs bitcoin, for other purposes. But there are still obstacles to widespread use.
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Toward Regenerative Society: Plan for Rapid Transition

Toward Regenerative Society: Plan for Rapid Transition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Today, humanity faces our greatest challenge, and our most precious opportunity. This position paper outlines elements of a regenerative culture, and a path to attaining it.
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The Real Question of the Referendum: The Enclosure of the Greek Commons - Commons Transition

The Real Question of the Referendum: The Enclosure of the Greek Commons - Commons Transition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The real question of the referendum is whether Greek citizens approve or disprove the enclosure of their commons.
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Chomsky: Greece Faces "Savage Response" For Taking on Austerity "Class War"

Chomsky: Greece Faces "Savage Response" For Taking on Austerity "Class War" | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As Greece defaults and faces a referendum this Sunday on a new bailout package, watch Noam Chomsky on Europe’s "savage response" to the pushback against austerity demands.
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Pope Francis Is Worried About Greece

Pope Francis Is Worried About Greece | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Pope Francis urged prayers for Greece and its people Wednesday, saying the country was weathering a "keenly felt human and social crisis."
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Fracketeering: how capitalism is power-hosing the last drops of value out of us all

Fracketeering: how capitalism is power-hosing the last drops of value out of us all | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Once you’ve mined the earth and milked the service industries, what is there left to frack? Us, that’s what – with everything from admin charges and estate agent fees to blockbuster premiums and ‘cakeage’
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Greece and Spain helped postwar Germany recover. Spot the difference | Nick Dearden

Greece and Spain helped postwar Germany recover. Spot the difference  | Nick Dearden | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Nick Dearden: Sixty years ago, half of German war debts were cancelled to build its economy. Yet today, debt is destroying those creditors
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Grexit: The Staggering Cost Of Central Bank Dependence

Grexit: The Staggering Cost Of Central Bank Dependence | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The ECB has decided to maintain its current level of emergency liquidity to Greece (ECB 2015). By refusing to extend additional emergency liquidity, the ECB has decided that Greece must leave the Eurozone. This may be a legal necessity or a political judgement call, or both. Anyway, it raises a host of unpleasant questions about …
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