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Puppet Labs' Kanies: "The Right Resources to the Right Relationships" - LinuxInsider.com

Puppet Labs' Kanies: "The Right Resources to the Right Relationships" - LinuxInsider.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The biggest danger is when an open source company gets confused about what it sells. If you think you are selling open source software, there aren't a lot of buyers for that now," said Puppet Labs Founder and CEO Luke Kanies. "But if you have promises about what you sell, those promises make a very lucrative business. "

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How Digital Collaboration is Fragmenting, and Why It's a Major Opportunity - Enterprise Irregulars (blog)

How Digital Collaboration is Fragmenting, and Why It's a Major Opportunity - Enterprise Irregulars (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A significant issue has been developing in digital collaboration for the last several years, and it’s now starting to become somewhat acute. I’m referring here to the pronounced trend towards app, environment, and channel fragmentation.
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The National Digital Platform for Libraries and Museums | American Libraries Magazine

The National Digital Platform for Libraries and Museums | American Libraries Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Picture the following diverse scenarios: A librarian in Utah develops and shares a plugin for an open source repository system that is reused by libraries in three other states; a curator in New York City improves the documentation for open source exhibition software that is used by staff members at museums and libraries around the country to create more dynamic presentations of historical artifacts; a network of libraries bands together to develop a common system that makes it easier for other libraries to provide Americans access to ebooks; a nonprofit organization develops and runs a series of workshops to equip librarians around the country to install, deploy, configure, and connect open source tools to acquire, preserve, and provide access to digital objects; a regional library association runs a residency program to place recent library school graduates into positions at cultural heritage organizations in order to run significant digital curation activities and share what they learn.

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Council blocks Little Plumpton fracking application - BBC News

Council blocks Little Plumpton fracking application - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
An application to start fracking at a site in Lancashire is rejected by county councillors.
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What have the Greeks ever done for us?

Philosophy, geometry, democracy, literature, theatre …

Greece is being treated as a vassal state by the EU, plundering and raping the country.

Greece has suffered five years of brutal austerity. The conditions are those that a country would only suffer during war and occupation.

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European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) - Benchmarking Working Europe 2015 out now

European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) - Benchmarking Working Europe 2015 out now | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The focus of this year’s Benchmarking report is on the lessons learned – or not learned – from eight years of economic crisis and austerity policy. The findings point to policy failures and to the need to redefine alternatives in order to get Europe back on a sustainable growth path. The deterioration of the labour market and social situation in the EU, along with the appointment of a new Commission last autumn, have led to some renewed policy initiatives that seek to restore growth as a means of addressing the situation. The most notable of these initiatives is the Annual Growth Survey with its three pillars: the Investment Plan, fiscal responsibility and structural reforms.

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Open science: the future of research?

Open science: the future of research? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If we want to eradicate diseases in the developing world, increase innovation in the pharmaceutical industry and speed up the discovery of new medicines we need to share research, writes Alice Williamson.
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Farm Hack UK, On Your Farm - BBC Radio 4

Farm Hack UK, On Your Farm - BBC Radio 4 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A report from the UK's first Farm Hack, an initiative from the USA to help smaller farms.
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Europe's big guns warn Greek voters that a no vote means euro exit

Europe's big guns warn Greek voters that a no vote means euro exit | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Germany, France and Italy joined the European commission in insisting that Sunday’s poll is about continued eurozone membership
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IASC | Urban Commons Conference

IASC | Urban Commons Conference | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Urban Commons Conference - Inspired by the recently implemented Bologna Regulation on Collaboration for the Care and Regeneration of the Urban Commons, as well as by other...
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Uber backlash: taxi drivers' protests in Paris part of global revolt

Uber backlash: taxi drivers' protests in Paris part of global revolt | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The taxi-hire company faces resistance worldwide, signalling trouble for other ‘sharing economy’ companies, such as AirBnB
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Stanford scholar debunks long-held beliefs about economic growth in ancient Greece

Stanford scholar debunks long-held beliefs about economic growth in ancient Greece | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Using a pioneering digitization project that maps out details of life in the ancient world, classics Professor Josiah Ober links the democratic politics and surprisingly robust economy of classical Greek society.
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Britain's 'Sharing Economy' Is Creating a Desperate Servant Underclass | VICE | United Kingdom

The "future of work" is a rip-off for workers who live in constant fear for their jobs.
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Everledger Uses Block Chain to Combat Insurance Fraud - CCN: Financial Bitcoin News

Everledger Uses Block Chain to Combat Insurance Fraud - CCN: Financial Bitcoin News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
One of the main drives, since Bitcoin began gaining popularity, were the other possible uses of the block chain technology that drives it.
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The Case for Economic Co-operation, as Well as Competition - Huffington Post UK

The Case for Economic Co-operation, as Well as Competition - Huffington Post UK | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If competition ends up as being a fight to the finish, then we need a new way of thinking about economic success.
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In support of the “No” in the Greek Referendum: 3) Jeffrey Sachs | P2P Foundation

In support of the “No” in the Greek Referendum: 3) Jeffrey Sachs | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Support from reasonable neoliberal economists in favour of the Greek stance. Republished from Jeffrey Sachs: “After months of wrangling, the showdown between Greece and its European creditors has come down to a standoff over pensions and taxes. Greece is refusing to acquiesce to demands by its creditors that it cut payments to the elderly and …
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This referendum is a fight between the Greeks and Europe’s cruel capitalism | Aditya Chakrabortty

This referendum is a fight between the Greeks and Europe’s cruel capitalism | Aditya Chakrabortty | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

urope’s top politicians agree that the Greeks will vote this Sunday on one of the most important questions facing any nation. Yet they can’t settle what that question actually is. For Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, it is about whether his people will tolerate any more “strict and humiliating austerity”. Not so, says Germany’s Angela Merkel. She reckons the Greeks are choosing between staying in the euro and returning to the drachma. The stakes are raised higher still by the boss of the European commission, Jean-Claude Juncker: come next weekend, “the whole planet” will find out whether Greece wants to remain in Europe.



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Barcelona: The commons have come to Town

Barcelona: The commons have come to Town | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Spain’s recent municipal and regional elections have transformed the entire political scene. New citizen coalitions with roots in community groups allied with small progressive political parties won unexpected victories in several large cities. This, plus the fact that two new national political parties – Podemos and Ciudadanos – burst decisively onto the political stage in the regional elections, has blocked the bipartisan (PP-PSOE) system created with the 1975 democratic transition. Victorious in 7 major cities throughout the country, including the 3 largest ones (Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia), these coalitions open the door to a different sort of transition, questioning the dominant political culture and mentality, and in most cases putting in place minority governments, thus obliging various parties to negotiate joint platforms. It is interesting to note that Podemos, the young political party that made a surprise showing in the 2014 European elections and made strong gains on the regional level this year, decided not to present its own candidates in the municipal elections, but rather participated in or – more frequently – supported the new citizen coalitions in various cities.

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German Delusion Could Lead to Acropolis Now Redux, and a Major Inflection Point Looms for the Euro and European Equities | Mercenary Trader

German Delusion Could Lead to Acropolis Now Redux, and a Major Inflection Point Looms for the Euro and European Equities | Mercenary Trader | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Europe is staring into a deflationary abyss. Unemployment is above 20 percent in many euro zone countries – with youth unemployment more than twice that – and imposed austerity measures are strangling the economies which are hurting most.

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The free market is an impossible utopia

The free market is an impossible utopia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Fred Block (research professor of sociology at University of California at Davis) and Margaret Somers (professor of sociology and history at the University of Michigan) have a new book, “The Power of Market Fundamentalism: Karl Polanyi’s Critique” (Harvard University Press, 2014). The book argues that the ideas of Karl Polanyi, the author of “The Great Transformation,” a classic of 20th century political economy, are crucial if you want to understand the recession and its aftermath. I asked the authors a series of questions.

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Delimiting Commons-Based Peer Production | P2PValue

Delimiting Commons-Based Peer Production | P2PValue | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It has been for some time now that research is engaging around a fauna of new forms of production that have been progressively appearing in the sectors more intensively impacted by the Internet and the digital revolution and more dependent on knowledge, creativity and innovation. Neologisms and innovative proposals of framing proliferate.

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Greek referendum: “The economy isn’t just a matter for experts” - Pressenza

Greek referendum: “The economy isn’t just a matter for experts” - Pressenza | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Greece is permanently in the spotlight at the moment and the hashtag #greferendum is trending. We will go deeper into the issue with Marianella Kloka, member of the organisation World without Wars and Violence.


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How Google Grew from 40 to 40,000 Employees | BetterWorks

How Google Grew from 40 to 40,000 Employees | BetterWorks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Since John Doerr introduced goal setting to Google and its staff of 40 in 1999, the company has publicly shared its views on the value of setting Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). As I watched last spring’s Google Ventures StartUp Lab workshop again about “How Google sets goals: OKRs,” I was reminded how far we’ve come, yet how much we still have to do to move businesses forward into goal science.

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How White People Got Made — The Message — Medium

How White People Got Made - The Message - Medium
Whiteness is one of the biggest and most long-running scams ever perpetrated.
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Rethinking economics: value, irrationality and debt

However, both the Keen-Minsky debt school and the behaviourist ‘animal spirits’ school have one thing in common.  They see the flaws of capitalism in the financial sector only. In contrast, Marx posits the ultimate cause of capitalist crises in the capitalist production process, specifically in production for profit.  That does not mean the financial sector and, in particular, the size and movement of credit does not play any role in capitalist crises.  On the contrary, the growth of credit and fictitious capital (as Marx called speculative investment in stocks, bonds and other forms of money assets) picks up precisely in order to compensate for the downward pressure on profitability in the accumulation of real capital.

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