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The New Age of Technology: 3D Printing - Insurance Journal - Insurance Journal

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Earlier this year, scientists from Cornell University successfully created an artificial human ear by printing it on a 3D printer. Created by squirting living cells into an injection mold, the ears could replace those of individuals who have lost all or part of their ear in an accident or due to cancer, or for children with congenital defects. It is thought the technology could pave the way for purpose-built replacement organs eliminating the need for organ donation or the possibility of transplant rejection.

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Jeremy Rifkin on the Zero Marginal Cost Society...

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Jeremy Rifkin (born January 26, 1945) is an American economic and social theorist, writer, public speaker, political advisor, and activist.
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How will crowdsourcing and the sharing economy develop in the next five years? - Econsultancy (blog)

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How will crowdsourcing and the sharing economy develop in the next five years?
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Hackathon in India to Focus on Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology - NEWSBTC - newsBTC

Hackathon in India to Focus on Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology - NEWSBTC - newsBTC | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The first hackathon to be held in India will reportedly focus on bitcoin and blockchain technology.
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Can Bitcoin Change Wi-Fi For the Better? - CoinDesk

Can Bitcoin Change Wi-Fi For the Better? - CoinDesk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We take a look at the companies hoping to increase the ease of WiFi access with bitcoin micropayments.
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Buen Vivir: South America's rethinking of the future we want

Buen Vivir: South America's rethinking of the future we want | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Buen Vivir is a concept and practice influencing politics and communities across South America. It involves a radically different way of thinking about collective wellbeing and sustainable living.
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▶ This Changes Everything – Naomi Klein | Guardian Docs - YouTube

Naomi Klein didn't think climate change was her issue but when she realised the close link between environmental destruction and inequality, everything chang...
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What Do The Greek People Really Want? » Social Europe

What Do The Greek People Really Want? » Social Europe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Whether the crushing of Syriza in Greece for daring to challenge the dominant narrative of the crisis would help or hinder the emergence of a movement for the long awaited political reform of Europe remains to be seen. The only ‘contradiction’ that remains in the eurozone is the utopian expectation that a monetary union will work under German hegemony without political union. ‘Muddling-through’ is no substitute for rational policymaking in the second largest economy in the world.

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‪[NIS Hacking Scandal] NIS Agent's Suicide Note, "My Excessive Desire to Do the Work Well..."

‪[NIS Hacking Scandal] NIS Agent's Suicide Note, "My Excessive Desire to Do the Work Well..." | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A senior agent in his forties who had overseen the cyber security field at the National Intelligence Service (NIS) for a long time took his own life. He left behind a suicide note mentioning the use of the controversial hacking program which the intelligence service had purchased.

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Book of the Day: Scaling Up the Convergence of Social Economy and Sustainability | P2P Foundation

Book of the Day: Scaling Up the Convergence of Social Economy and Sustainability | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
* Book: Scaling Up: The Convergence of Social Economy and Sustainability. Co-edited by Mike Gismondi, Mary Beckie et al. BALTA, 2015 The P2P Foundation has been working on the convergence of the solidarity economy / cooperative model with the open/commons model, and with the convergence of the sustainability model with open/commons approaches. But here is …
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Book of the Day: Conflicts in the Knowledge Society | P2P Foundation

Book of the Day: Conflicts in the Knowledge Society | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
* Book: Con?icts in the Knowledge Society: The Contentious Politics of Intellectual Property. Sebastian Haunss.Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013 Excerpted from a review by Eden Medina: “In Conflicts in the Knowledge Society, Sebastian Haunss studies the most visible movements that have challenged international intellectual property (IP) regimes. He positions the growing politicization of IP …
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Trebor Scholz et al on Cooperative Alternatives to the Sharing Economy | P2P Foundation

Trebor Scholz et al on Cooperative Alternatives to the Sharing Economy | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This is really good panel on the necessary cooperative forms for the sharing economy: ““Given the mounting attention to the unethical labor practices in the so-called “collaborative sharing economy” with labor brokerages like Handy and Uber, what are the alternatives? Imagine for one moment that the algorithmic heart of any of these citadels of anti-unionism …
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▶ Steve Keen on most important economic lessons. - YouTube

WATCH Steve Keen, head of the School of Economics, History, and Politics at Kingston University, tells Erin the two most important lessons he hopes his stude...
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How Zappos determines salaries in Holacracy - Business Insider - Business Insider

How Zappos determines salaries in Holacracy - Business Insider - Business Insider | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Under Zappos' new Holacracy system, employees earn badges representing their roles and skills.
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Rachel Botsman: Principles of the Sharing Economy

Collaborative Lab co-founder and sharing economy guru Rachel Botsman discusses 5 principles that drive collaborative consumption. For more information ...
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Joseph Stiglitz: It’s Time to Get Radical on Inequality

America's economic system has failed by not raising living standards for most. Nobel laureate Stiglitz, author of The Price of Inequality and The Great Divide, ...
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8 Banking Giants Embracing Bitcoin and Blockchain Tech - CoinDesk

8 Banking Giants Embracing Bitcoin and Blockchain Tech - CoinDesk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Despite an initial skepticism, major financial institutions are beginning to become more public with their interest in bitcoin and the blockchain.
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Uber Drivers Get Creative to Accept Bitcoin Donations - Inside Bitcoins

Uber Drivers Get Creative to Accept Bitcoin Donations - Inside Bitcoins | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bitcoin news and the leading bitcoin conferences in the world
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Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak

Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
by Rob Wallace The notion of a neoliberal Ebola is so beyond the pale as to send leading lights in ecology and health into apoplectic fits. Here’s one of
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The Sharing Economy's Increasingly Exposed Liabilities And Hidden Assets

The Sharing Economy's Increasingly Exposed Liabilities And Hidden Assets | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There is road full of hazards ahead for the newly chic sharing economy. There is no signal in sight that employee and regulatory assaults on the foundations of this business model, also called the “gig economy” and “collaborative consumption”, will abate.
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Why I’ve Changed My Mind About Grexit

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Look, I’ve always been against Grexit – like Varoufakis. But now, as a result of the bailout agreement, Greece is a situation where the costs of staying in the euro have gone up so much that it’s possible to establish that there is a trade-off between going out – and facing all of the short-term costs of leaving the euro – versus staying in a circumstance where you are forced to renounce your sovereignty without getting any economic relief in exchange. I think that Tsipras has made up his mind on this issue and has concluded that the best thing for Greece is to stay in the euro, regardless of the costs. And it’s a respectable decision. But once you start assessing the economic logic and everything that has happened, you can’t but conclude that Greece has no future in the euro.

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Investors could lose $4.2tn because of climate change, report warns

Investors could lose $4.2tn because of climate change, report warns | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Investments in fossil fuel companies face serious risk from global warming, research by the Economist Intelligence Unit shows
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The future of work in a digital world - Minneapolis Star Tribune

The future of work in a digital world - Minneapolis Star Tribune | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
High tech can do a lot, but can it do so with meaning? It’s good to be engaged in an act of labor — to have a purpose, a future. Even the machines might (one day) think so.
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Bitcoin Shows the Way for Creating a Sustainable Local Economy - NEWSBTC - newsBTC

Bitcoin Shows the Way for Creating a Sustainable Local Economy - NEWSBTC - newsBTC | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Small cities and provinces have started creating their own cryptocoins inspired by the succcess of bitcoin to create self sustainable microeconomies
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The Technology Behind Bitcoin Could Replace Lawyers, Too | HP

The Technology Behind Bitcoin Could Replace Lawyers, Too | HP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Smart contracts promise to relieve businesses of the costs and lag-time of corporate legal work. This software-based change could affect services firms everywhere.
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Rob Duke's curator insight, July 26, 11:58 AM

Technology continues to flatten the legal system and provide room in the shadow of the law for people to discover more efficient ad hoc methods of managing resources.  See the work of Elinor Ostrom and common pool resources for the theory base of why this works.