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The Unsurprising Rarity of Homo Economicus

The Unsurprising Rarity of Homo Economicus | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“SOVEREIGN in tastes, steely-eyed and point-on in perception of risk, and relentless in maximisation of happiness.” This was Daniel McFadden’s memorable summation, in 2006, of the idea of Everyman held byeconomists. That this description is unlike any real person was Mr McFadden’s point. The Nobel prizewinning economist at the University of California, Berkeley, wryly termed homo economicus “a rare species”. In his latest paper he outlines a “New Science of Pleasure”, in which he argues that economics should draw much more heavily on fields such as psychology, neuroscience and anthropology. He wants economists to accept that evidence from other disciplines does not just explain those bits of behaviour that do not fit the standard models. Rather, what economists consider anomalous is the norm. Homo economicus, not his fallible counterpart, is the oddity

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Crowdfund a Commons in Oakland

Crowdfund a Commons in Oakland | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We invite you to join us in building a place to pool resources for the shared use and stewardship of the greater community—a space rooted in an ethic of radical collaboration between people of different backgrounds and across disciplines, creating a replicable model for future public spaces outside of the market and the state. At 22,000 square feet, this large and flexible space can support the collaboration of many different groups working on a variety of projects and ideals. We are asking for your help in opening our building to the public!

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Greece's Syriza prepares for power

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A large portrait of Marxist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg hangs in the Thessaloniki office of Nikos Samanidis, a founder member of Greece's Coalition of the Radical Left, better known as Syriza.
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POC21: Open Sourcing Sustainability

POC21: Open Sourcing Sustainability | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Facing the urgency of climate and resource crises, can Open Source help to mainstream sustainable lifestyles? Enter POC21: an accelerator for open hardware sustainability, ahead of the COP21 conference in Paris.
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▶ Interview with Prof. Dr. Francis Heylighen - YouTube

Interview at the Research Days 2009 with Prof. Dr. Francis Heylighen from the Evolution, Complexity and Cognition group of the Free University of Brussels.
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Video of John Boik, Houston Oasis: Creating a More Egalitarian Society - Principled Societies Project

Video of John Boik, Houston Oasis: Creating a More Egalitarian Society - Principled Societies Project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
John Boik’s talk at Houston Oasis, December 7, 2014 is available on YouTube. The title is “Creating a More Egalitarian Society: An Introduction to Economic Direct Democracy.” A general overview of the LEDDA framework and the LEDDA Partnership is provided.
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▶ GE Garages in Washington, D.C. - YouTube

Technology is changing the way we create from someone sitting at their desk to people working on the manufacturing floor. Printers now use plastics and metals instead of just ink. Prototyping may take hours, not weeks, months or years. Software is sharpening design ability beyond a pencil's reach. Join us at the Garage to explore what's happening now and discover what's changing the future of manufacturing around the world. http://www.gegarages.com/
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Martijn Arets interviews Lisa Gansky - SF series

Crowd Expedition is in San Francisco to interview 10 collaborative economy leaders. In this interview Martijn talks to Lisa Gansky: entrepreneur, investor and author of bestselling book 'The...
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Learn 4 Social Media Rules To Reinvent Your Career, Credibility & Network - Huffington Post

Learn 4 Social Media Rules To Reinvent Your Career, Credibility & Network - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Many of us in the boomer generation are emerging from decades in corporate jobs where the new world of social media may have only been tangential to our work.
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Innovation In A Sharing Economy - Future of Work

Innovation In A Sharing Economy - Future of Work | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
future of work, innovation, workplace, change, UnevenlyDistributed, work, business strategies, markets, competition, enabling technologies, work practices, management
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Top 10 ideas for a thriving sharing economy - The Guardian

Top 10 ideas for a thriving sharing economy - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sharing economy review author and Love Home Swap founder Debbie Wosskow gives her top ten recommendations for a thriving peer-to-peer economy
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Collective intelligence | Teacher's corner

Collective intelligence | Teacher's corner | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Collective intelligence exists as a natural property of the living, and it has become a new research discipline. This entry article will give you an overview.
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Arduino-based Inductance Meter | Open Source Ha...

Arduino-based Inductance Meter | Open Source Ha... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
I've just finished a little Arduino project. It's a shield for the Arduino Uno that lets you measure inductance. This is a functionality that I found missing in just about any digital multi meter. ...
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Starbucks boss unrepentant about tax avoidance

Starbucks boss unrepentant about tax avoidance | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As new Starbucks boss Mark Fox says he sees nothing wring with the company's tax practices, charities ask the European Parliament to investigate tax avoidance.
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5 ways the collaborative economy is evolving - Forum:Blog

5 ways the collaborative economy is evolving - Forum:Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The collaborative economy is shifting us away from a throw-away society towards one that obtains services and goods when we need them, writes Dinesh Sharma.
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UK using less energy, report finds

UK using less energy, report finds | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Increased wealth typically leads to increased energy use - but this link appears to have been broken by technology and government policy.

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The Global Brain and the Future Information Society | KurzweilAI

Part of the IS4IS 2015 Summit Vienna, International Society for Information Studies. “The Global Brain can be defined as the self-organizing network
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▶ Interview with MIT Center for Collective Intelligence Associate Director Robert Laubacher - YouTube

I sat down with Robert Laubacher, Associate Director and Research Scientist with the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. Laubacher discusses the climate colab, a project working to address climate change through citizen scientists and others who have an opportunity to submit proposals that will be reviewed by experts and winners will be given opportunities to contribute to briefings before the UN and US Congress

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"Use the Buffer App to space out your social media engagement" by @JoshOchs of @MediaLeaders - YouTube

Try out Buffer App here: http://buff.ly/T6sqnR


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In this video Josh Ochs outlines several ways to use Buf...

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Welcome To The Maker-Industrial Revolution - Popular Science

Popular Science Welcome To The Maker-Industrial Revolution Popular Science Louisville is home to the appliance manufacturer, but rather than hold the contest at headquarters, the executives decided to mount it offsite, in partnership with LVL1, a...
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Embracing the Peer-Production Economy > Publications > National Affairs

Embracing the Peer-Production Economy > Publications > National Affairs | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Enthusiasts of the growing "peer-production" or "sharing" economy are convinced that the new decentralized, technology-based approach to connecting consumers and providers of services is going to revolutionize commerce and transform modern life. The true promise of this emerging sector  —  which has taken the form of ride-sharing apps like Uber, space-sharing platforms like Airbnb, work-sharing businesses like TaskRabbit, and a host of other emerging digital services — remains to be seen. But it is already becoming apparent that the sharing economy could have some significant political implications.
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Third Industrial Revolution Animation - YouTube

This is an animation based on Jeremy Rifkin's book The Third Industrial Revolution. The full film, Open Source Energy, can be viewed on the link below:- http...
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The Sharing-Economy PR Stunt That Turned Into a Real Business | WIRED

The Sharing-Economy PR Stunt That Turned Into a Real Business | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Peers was never really grassroots, and its high-minded founders never intended for it to shill for the startups either. Peers is its own startup, a company intent on boosting the prospects of sharing economy---and making some money in the process.
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Science News / Hospitals Join the Sharing Economy in Hopes of Boosting Efficiency

Science News / Hospitals Join the Sharing Economy in Hopes of Boosting Efficiency | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Article Abstract: A new startup in Boston is helping hospitals save money by pooling resources and sharing expensive, not-often-used equipment.Read More from Big ThinkClick Here To Read Full Article Visit Big Think for more great articles.
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