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Ithaca Hours: Local Currency

ithacahours.org Ithaca Hours is a local currency system that promotes local economic strength and community self-reliance in ways which will support economic and social justice, ecology, community participation and human aspirations in and around Ithaca, New York.

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Vitalik Buterin on Ethereum and The Decentralized Future

Vitalik Buterin on Ethereum and The Decentralized Future | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Vitalik Buterin talks about Ethereum, decentralized platforms, crypto currency, smart contracts, and why those things matter for the future of the economy
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Happy Birthday Copyright Bombshell: New Evidence Warner Music Previously Hid Shows Song Is Public Domain | Techdirt

Happy Birthday Copyright Bombshell: New Evidence Warner Music Previously Hid Shows Song Is Public Domain | Techdirt | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Last minute evidence that completely turns a legal case on its head doesn't come about all that often -- despite what you see in Hollywood movies and TV shows. The discovery process in a lawsuit generally reveals most of the evidence revealed to everyone pretty early on. And yet... in the high profile lawsuit over the copyright status of the song "Happy Birthday," the plaintiffs "Good Morning to You Productions" (who are making a documentary about the song and are arguing that the song is in the public domain) have popped up with a last minute filing, saying they have just come across evidence that the song is absolutely in the public domain

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Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'Climate Change Is Not Science Fiction'

Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'Climate Change Is Not Science Fiction' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Perhaps the Terminator can accomplish what world leaders have failed to do for more than 20 years: forge a comprehensive treaty to tackle climate change. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former California Governor and star of Hollywood’s Terminator franchise, addressed a gathering of world spiritual and philosophical leaders in Paris on Tuesday organized by the French government.

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The evolution of growth: Multiplier effects

The evolution of growth:  Multiplier effects | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

THE question seems basic, but economists have yet to find a comprehensive answer: why and how do economies grow? Additional capital and labour were long considered the main factors. Then the focus shifted to higher productivity and increased human capital, the knowledge embodied in members of society.



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The Partner State for Science: The Government as radical, patient innovator | P2P Foundation

The Partner State for Science: The Government as radical, patient innovator | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Stewart Brand in a summary of a talk by Mariana Mazzucato: “The iPhone, Mazzucato pointed out, is held up as a classic example of world-changing innovation coming from business. Yet every feature of the iPhone was created, originally, by multi-decade government-funded research. From DARPA came the microchip, the Internet, the micro hard drive, the DRAM …
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100 Women who are co-creating the P2P Society: Anne-Sophie Novel on sustainable localism | P2P Foundation

100 Women who are co-creating the P2P Society: Anne-Sophie Novel on sustainable localism | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Anne-Sophie Novel is a French journalist, blogger and advocate at the convergence of different topics such as the sharing economy and sustainability, who will be active as well on the next big climate change topic in Paris, i.e. COP. The interview was conducted by Michel Bauwens. * Dear Anne-Sophie, you are well-known in France as …
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Toward Regenerative Society: Plan for Rapid Transition - Commons Transition Wiki

Toward Regenerative Society: Plan for Rapid Transition - Commons Transition Wiki | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Commons Transition/P2P Foundation team was pleasantly surprised while reading the Center for Planetary Culture's Plan for Rapid Transition, authored by Daniel Pinchbeck. It is a thorough and inspiring overview for transitioning to a more sensible cognitive framework that holds many similarities to our own Commons Transition Plan, including its focus on an integrative global phase transition.

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The 5 Types Of Innovation For The Future Of Work, Pt. 2: Customer Innovation

The 5 Types Of Innovation For The Future Of Work, Pt. 2: Customer Innovation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As the world of work continues to evolve at a rapid pace, innovation continues to become both a top priority and a top challenge.
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Yanis Varoufakis saw the answer to Greece’s euro crisis in computer game economy | The National

Yanis Varoufakis saw the answer to Greece’s euro crisis in computer game economy | The National | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Former Greek finance minister’s alternative to Greece remaining in the euro was to introduce an online tax settlement platform and parallel payment system to replace paper money.
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How To Talk About The Future Of Work

How To Talk About The Future Of Work | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Future of Work is an incredibly popular topic these days. This great debate is also introducing new phrases to define specific components of how we work.
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Open source hardware based automated gardening system using low cost soil moisture sensor

One of the problems faced by people living in cities is lack of time. Many people have gardens in their homes. Maintenance of these gardens is tedious and time ...
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Can we end hunger in the post-2015 frame with food as a commodity?

Can we end hunger in the post-2015 frame with food as a commodity? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We need a new social contract whereby food is considered a commons and nutrition a public good, a necessary narrative to develop universal food coverage schemes at national level similar to those of health and education. The supply/demand rules will
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‘Blockadia’ Activists Up the Ante Against Shell Oil

‘Blockadia’ Activists Up the Ante Against Shell Oil | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
PORTLAND—Just after sunrise yesterday, the Fennica made a break for it. An icebreaker and supply vessel leased by Royal Dutch Shell for Arctic oil drilling, the Fennica had limped to Portland, Oregon, days earlier for repairs after being damaged near the Aleutian Islands.
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Small Loans, Big Problems: The False Promise of Microfinance - Local Futures

Small Loans, Big Problems: The False Promise of Microfinance - Local Futures | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Ever since Bill Clinton and the World Bank enthusiastically embraced the microfinance concept in the 1990s, we at Local Futures have been skeptical of its benefits, seeing it as part of a whole package of “market solutions” to our social and environmental crises that, in the long run, make things much worse. We have pointed out that these loans often target rural populations who were not previously in debt: they represent the long arm of capitalism reaching into remote rural areas, encouraging a shift away from dependence on the land and the local community, towards competition in a resource-depleting global economy.

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Is anyone building a municipal sharing economy tool?

Is anyone building a municipal sharing economy tool? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This is a new tool, just in concept a municipal #SharingEconomy value creation metric analysis tool. How much does Airbnb (as just one example) contribute to community wealth, compared to the loss of tax revenue on hotel rooms, and construction cost? What does that do to the cost of a mortgage in that town? Does what Arun Sundaran calls the gig sector, aid in home retention; are there fewer foreclosures in towns where AirBnB has taken hold? How much does AirbnB contribute to carbon footprint by its circular economy method of shared use of bedroom space vs the energy, carbon and other costs of construction? How much does it or could it contribute to community resilience and social capital create if coupled with the benefits packages being developed  by Peers.Org, for insurance and other job like benefits for the service providers in the on demand economy, ?

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What banks don't want you to know about the Greek crisis

What banks don't want you to know about the Greek crisis | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

By 2010, Greece was bankrupt, no way could Greece repay the debt. But more money was lent to Greece. To help the Greeks? Oh no, the money was used to bail out the feckless bankers.

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Shared ownership: a real life experiment - Crowd Expedition

Shared ownership: a real life experiment - Crowd Expedition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In Amsterdam I had a highly interesting talk with Felix Lepoutre, founder of MeetBerlage. Felix is experimenting with his own company in shared
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The Hyper-Exploitative Labor Practices of Amazon.com | P2P Foundation

The Hyper-Exploitative Labor Practices of Amazon.com | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Let’s start by asking for a show of hands: who has ever purchased anything from Amazon.com? It is incredibly convenient but, as I will show, in the shadows of this convenience linger the social costs for Amazon’s workers. Behind the screen: wage theft and total workplace surveillance. This is one of Amazon’s so-called “inactivity reports.” These documents are issued by the company to its warehouse workers. The example here is from Germany; I translated it for you:

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Book of the Day - Cooperative Advantage | P2P Foundation

Book of the Day - Cooperative Advantage | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“When you run an organisation for the bene?t of everyone it touches, your achievements are more lasting and more meaningful than the old hoary achievements of so-called shareholder value. And when you accord each individual the dignity of ownership you unleash creativity and innovation on a scale few traditional business leaders dare dream of.

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The Future of Work, Travel, Retirement and More

The Future of Work, Travel, Retirement and More | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In 20 years, millennials will be middle-aged and transforming the workplace, employee benefits will be irrelevant and the Internet of Things will upend retirement.
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P2PVALUE project drives peer production forward - Cordis News

P2PVALUE project drives peer production forwardCordis NewsDeveloped using Drupal, the technology behind the directory is robust but also flexible enough to, for example, manage different categories of users ?
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Uber and the triumph of capitalism - RenewAmerica

Uber and the triumph of capitalism - RenewAmerica | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Stand by your principles and be comfortable with confrontation. So few people are, so when the people with the red tape come, it becomes a negotiation.
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Values Revolution - +SocialGood Summit UK 2015 - YouTube

Global Tolerance CEO Rosie Warin recently had the opportunity to speak at +SocialGood UK on technology and its role as the driving force behind the Values Revolution. Listen to Rosie’s talk and find out some of the ways we can use digital media for social good.

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How Relevant is the Sharing Economy?

July 28 -- Menlo Ventures Managing Director Venky Ganesan discusses Stripe fundraising at $5B and brokers of the sharing economy. He speaks with ...
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