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Authors@Google: Clay Shirky - Curation Empire In A Box

Authors@Google: Clay Shirky - Curation Empire In A Box | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Clay Shirky visits Google’s Mountain View, CA, headquarters to go over his book, “Here Comes Everyone.” The wedding happened on March 11, 2008, included in …

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Honoring technology's power couple: Moore's Law and the network effect - Washington Post (blog)

Honoring technology's power couple: Moore's Law and the network effect - Washington Post (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Our rapid advances in technology have been aided by the power of the network effect.
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CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names » The Rise of Religious Powers and the Failure of the Left in The Middle-East » Print

by SOUAD SHARABANI
Souad Sharabani: In the past three decades or so, Communists, trade unionists and secular nationalist movements like pan Arabism were replaced by religious and ethnic dividers as the forces that mobilize, galvanize and divide the people in the Middle-East. We see the same results in every country with different circumstances. What are the factors that explain the rise of religious fundamentalism and the decline of the left? I had the opportunity to sit with Ramzy Baroud to talk about these issues and more.


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Birgitta Jónsdóttir of Pirate Party argues for digital democracy

23rd March UK Parliament - Cybersalon asks how is the conception of citizenship changing in this digital age? What is currently meant by digital citizenship? Are we merely digital consumers...
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The New Greek Government Endorses Commons-Based, Peer Production Solutions

The New Greek Government Endorses Commons-Based, Peer Production Solutions | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Internet of Things, the Collaborative…

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From the Communism of Capital to a Capital for the Commons

From the Communism of Capital to a Capital for the Commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

On the one hand we have a re-emergence of the cooperative movement and worked-owned enterprises, but they suffer from structural weaknesses. Cooperative entities work for their own members, are reluctant to accept new cooperators that would share existing profits and benefits, and are practicioners of the same proprietary knowledge and artificial scarcities as their capitalist counterparts. Even though they are internally democratic, they often participate in the same dynamics of capitalist competition which undermines their own cooperative values. 

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Commons Transition Plan

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The Commons Transition Plan you are about to read is rooted in the particular experience of the FLOK project in Ecuador, which took place mainly in the first half of 2014. This was a research project commissioned by three governmental institutions in the state of Ecuador. Its intention was to help Ecuador transition to a 'social knowledge' economy and society, i.e. , a society and economy that functions as common pools of shared knowledge in every domain of social activity. However, the experience (especially the 'generic' transition plan that was proposed) largely transcends the specific situation in Ecuador.Here, we propose a version of the plan that has been changed by removing most, if not all, specific references to Ecuador. 

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Niek van Leeuwen (UBER) on the Sharing Economy and Disrupting Transportation @ VINT Symposium D2D

In this talk Niek, the country manager for Uber in The Netherlands, talks about being a start up and disrupting traditional markets. This is a talk from the 2014 ...
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Creative Commons Launches Open Business Models Initiative

Creative Commons Launches Open Business Models Initiative | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Creative Commons is developing an "open business models initiative" aimed at showing how commons licenses are being used by businesses.
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Kenya: Universities Can Help Build Unnovative Cities

Kenya: Universities Can Help Build Unnovative Cities | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
That our kind has entered the Urban Age is unequivocal. In 2008 we became Homo urbanus. About 54 per cent of our kind - circa 3.95 billion people - now live in cities of various sizes. By 2030, about five billion people will live in cities.

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Open Value Networks and Commons Based Peer Production

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Originally Posted on – http://commonsfest.info/en/2015/anichta-diktia-axias/ Open Value Networks and Commons-based Peer Production With the advent of the computer and the internet, we are able to communicate and coordinate with an increasing number...
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Synereo, a Decentralized Social Network | The Evolver Network

Synereo, a Decentralized Social Network | The Evolver Network | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In this episode of the Evolver Network podcast, we hear from Dor Konforty, founder and CEO of Synereo, a new decentralized social network where the people who use it, own it. With technologies like Synereo, people can meet each others’ needs and collaborate directly, without the need for megalithic companies that profit off our information exchanges.

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Excellent Profile of Enric Duran and Catalan Integral Cooperative | David Bollier

Excellent Profile of Enric Duran and Catalan Integral Cooperative | David Bollier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Catalan Integral Cooperative (CIC, pronounced “seek”) is surely one of the more audacious commons-based innovations to have emerged in the past five years.  It is notable for providing a legal and financial superstructure that is helping to support a wide variety of smaller self-organized commons.  Some of us are calling this proto-form an “omni-commons,” inspired by the example of the Omni Commons in Oakland.

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The Economic Realms: The Social Credit proposals explained in 10 Lessons

The Economic Realms: The Social Credit proposals explained in 10 Lessons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Social Credit is a doctrine, a series of principles expressed for the first time by Major and engineer C. H. Douglas in 1918. The implementation of these principles would make the social and economic organism effectively reach its proper end, which is the service of human needs. Social Credit would neither create the goods nor the needs, but it would eliminate any artificial obstacle between the two of them, between production and consumption, between the wheat in elevators and the bread on the table. The obstacle today — at least in the developed countries — is purely of financial order, a money obstacle. Now, the financial system neither proceeds from God nor nature. Established by men, it can be adjusted to serve men and no more to cause them problems.

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Iceland Stuns Banks: Plans To Take Back The Power To Create Money

Iceland Stuns Banks: Plans To Take Back The Power To Create Money | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Who knew that the revolution would start with those radical Icelanders? It does, though. One Frosti Sigurjonsson, a lawmaker from the ruling Progress Party, issued a report today that suggests taking the power to create money away from commercial banks, and hand it to the central bank and, ultimately, Parliament.


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Transfinancial Economics, 2015...............

Transfinancial Economics, 2015............... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Essentially, TFE claims that new largely monitored non-repayable debt-free money could be created electronically by special transparent, and credible funding mechanisms, or Facilitation Banks (and/or by governments to some extent) This could notably fund in full, or in part environmental, and socio-economic projects of high ethical value. This would help to speed things up unlike repayable loans....though possibly interest free ones could also be created electronically when necessary. Ofcourse, such funding could be used to deal with projects that have little, or indeed, no commercial viability...and yet, more importantly, they may have great social, and environmental value.  

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The time for a new economics is at hand

The time for a new economics is at hand | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In early January I passed out a leaflet to my colleagues at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association in Boston, which brought together more than 11,000 economists and social scientists. The leaflet pointed out the profession’s failure to predict the 2008 financial crisis and challenged economics professors to incorporate new ideas into their teachings. As a self-proclaimed Marxist-feminist-anti-racist-ecological economist and economics professor, I was glad to take this opportunity to protest the lack of pluralism in the profession as well as the weaknesses of mainstream neoclassical economic theory, especially in the currently dominant free-market form.

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Jeremy Rifkin on the Fall of Capitalism and the Internet of Things

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The 7 Most Unusual Applications of Big Data

The 7 Most Unusual Applications of Big Data | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It’s all well and good to talk about customer experience and managing inventory flow, but what has big data done for me lately?
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Jamie Notter: Millennials at work - Livemint

Jamie Notter: Millennials at work - Livemint | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Why the workplace of the future needs to become digital, clear, fluid and fast
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[Bitcoin] Interview With Rick Falkvinge - Founder - Pirate Party

[Bitcoin] Interview With Rick Falkvinge - Founder - Pirate Party | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
IamSatoshi Networks With Rick Falkvinge Recorded By IamSatoshi Amsterdam 2014
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MAPPING round table - Session 2: Business models for the Free Open Source movement

The MAPPING consortium, in collaboration with DiploFoundation as a consortium member, is holding a round table on Open Innovation in the Proprietary World.
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Presentation by Ben de Vries to 'A World to Win' in London (read description) - YouTube

"A global analysis revealed that up to 12% of the total anthropogenic C emissions by land use change (0.21 Gt C) can be off-set annually in soil, if slash and burn is replaced by slash and char. Agricultural and forestry wastes such as forest residues, mill residues, field crop residues, or urban wastes add a conservatively estimated 0.16 Gt C yr-1. Using published projections of the use of renewable fuels in the year 2100, bio-char sequestration could amount to 5.5-9.5 Gt C yr-1 if this demand for energy was met through pyrolysis, which would exceed current emissions form fossil fuels (5.4 Gt C yr-1). Bio-char soil management systems can deliver tradable C emissions reduction, and C sequestered is easily accountable, and verifiable." 1

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Peter Thiel on the Future of Innovation — Conversations with Tyler — Medium

Peter Thiel on the Future of Innovation - Conversations with Tyler - Medium
Peter Thiel talks with Tyler Cowen about stagnation, the Bible, company names, chess, favorite TV shows, and the “Straussian Christ”
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The quiet revolution: sustainable food movement flourishes in suburban backyards

The quiet revolution: sustainable food movement flourishes in suburban backyards | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A quiet revolution is brewing in backyards across suburban Sydney as growing numbers of people shirk big supermarkets to grow their own food.
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