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The director - A New We- ecovillages and eco-communities in Europe

The director - A New We- ecovillages and eco-communities in Europe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Stefan Wolf is born in Austria. He started to give his own healing-journey highest priority in his life after he got health problems in 2005. His motto: "Follow your heart and your fortune will be certain!
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How far can we go in unifying p2p initiatives ? | P2P Foundation

How far can we go in unifying p2p initiatives ? | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I’ve been using the term “Archipelago Island Model” to describe an approach to managing local economic tools (such as credit unions, CDFIs, time banks, time networks, mutual credit variants, the gift economy) by enabling each “island” (neighbourhood, village, town, region, on-line social network, common bond, and so on … scaling in various “recursive dimensions”) to seed its own local ecosystem from tools for which it recognizes an immediate need (in some cases time banks, in others credit unions, in others LETSystems, and so on …) then gradually extending the option by adopting new tools and progressively interacting with more communities, progressively reaching further but only as far as necessary to match resources to needs. In that way efficiency and cohesion can be increased progressively while reducing emissions and resource consumption.

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Commons Fest 2015 Program | P2P Foundation

Commons Fest 2015 Program | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The program of the CommonsFest 2015, which is taking place this weekend in Athens, has just been announced here. The event will include seminars, workshops, interactive discussions, exhibitions, and concerts. This year, Richard Stallman, Massimo de Angelis and Pat Conaty are going to deliver the keynote speeches during the three days of the festival (May 15, …
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Economic Calculation in a Resource Based Economy – A Defence

Economic Calculation in a Resource Based Economy – A Defence | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The ideas of Ludwig von Mises, an economist of the Austrian School, have been resurrected by critics of a RBE in an attempt to show that a moneyless economy is impossible. Despite numerous attempts to disprove the criticism, the spectre of von Mises still hangs over the social movements that support a RBE. But my defence here is not merely yet another attempt at disproving von Mises, but emerges also from the frequency of misunderstandings and misuse of his critique, and some issues regarding the proposed solutions from RBE supporters. I wish to set the record straight on what the true challenge of von Mises’s ‘calculation problem’ is, but also offer internal critique against some rebuttals against von Mises by RBE, such as the idea that computation solves the calculation problem.

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Get ready for Uber working - Sydney Morning Herald

Get ready for Uber working - Sydney Morning Herald | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The traditional workplace, and the traditional single employer, is going the way of the dodo due to huge technological changes.
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How a Ukrainian Mathematician Can Make Your 3D Printed Models Look Better

How a Ukrainian Mathematician Can Make Your 3D Printed Models Look Better | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Ukrainian mathematician Georgy Voronoy, among his many accomplishments, defined what is now known as the Voronoi diagram. A Voronoi diagram, at least in a very simple form, describes the partitioning of a plane...
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Benefits of Open Access

What is open access? Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen take us through the world of open access publishing and explain just what it's all about. Make sure to ...
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A Northern New York Town Invests in a Microgrid to Keep the Power On

A Northern New York Town Invests in a Microgrid to Keep the Power On | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The city of Potsdam, New York along with partners is building what could be the nation’s largest municipal microgrid.
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The Trews Behind Politics – A Brand New Political Alternative?

The Trews Behind Politics – A Brand New Political Alternative? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In October 2013, Essex-born comedian and actor Russell Brand was offered the role of guest editor for Britain’s highly-regarded current affairs and politics magazine, New Statesman. In his article here,  he argued that voting for any established political party is a waste of time, and claimed that if we want meaningful realistic and rapid societal […]
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Church of England wields its influence in fight against climate change

Church of England wields its influence in fight against climate change | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Decision by C of E to sell off investments in tar sands and coal welcomed by campaigners who say religious groups can have a far-reaching impact
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How One Woman Could Destroy Uber’s Business Model — and Take the Entire ‘On-Demand’ Economy Down With It

How One Woman Could Destroy Uber’s Business Model — and Take the Entire ‘On-Demand’ Economy Down With It | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The ride-sharing service has a contract-worker problem, and lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan is determined to change that. If she succeeds, the app economy is going to look very different.
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Citizen-funded Wind Turbines - P2P Foundation

Citizen-funded Wind Turbines - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"As of January 2008, 11 citizens' wind turbines were in operation in Japan. The first wind power plant built with citizen funding, known as Hamakaze-chan, or "beach wind," with a rated output of 990 kilowatts (kW), was installed in Hamatonbetsu in Hokkaido, northern Japan, in September 2001. Since then, citizen-funded wind turbines have become popular not only in Hokkaido but also in the prefectures of Aomori, Akita, Chiba, and Ibaraki. The total output of these 11 wind turbines has reached 15,790 kW, and their annual power generation is roughly 40 million kWh, enough to serve the equivalent of 10,700 households, and estimated to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by about 24,000 tons.

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The 35st National congress of urban planning agencies on the common good in urbanism | P2P Foundation

The 35st National congress of urban planning agencies on the common good in urbanism | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Conference report via the ‘Revue Urbanisme': “What is at stake when goods don’t belong to anyone but still have a great role for communities ?
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How Twitter shot itself in the food when it decided to kill its third-party ecosystem five years ago | P2P Foundation

How Twitter shot itself in the food when it decided to kill its third-party ecosystem five years ago | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“A crucial turning point in Twitter’s evolution that arguably helped put it where it is today, both in a positive sense (it is a publicly-traded $25-billion company) and a negative one (its growth potential is in question and its strategy doesn’t seem to be working). And that turning point happened about five years ago, when Twitter decided to turn its back on the third-party ecosystem that helped make it successful in the first place.

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The Cybersyn experiment, lessons from a past failure in mutual coordination economics | P2P Foundation

The Cybersyn experiment, lessons from a past failure in mutual coordination economics | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What pricing is for market allocation, and decisions are for planning, mutual coordination is for commons economics. Two previous experiments, the failed Russian internet described in Francis Spufford’s Red Plenty and the Cybersin experiment described in Eden Medina’s Cybernetic Revolutionaries, failed. We have argued that commons-oriented peer production offers a unique chance to revive these practices (see here), but below, Eden Medina looks back at what went wrong in Chile, even before Pinochet destroyed the project:

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Event Documentation | Cooperation2015

Event Documentation | Cooperation2015 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
  1. Michel Bauwens
    1. Open Value Accounting - acknowledging the value of contributions - peer reviewed
    2. Mutual Aid Networks
    3. Making visible what is already happening and building on that
    4. Fair Coop
      1. open contribution to the community and worker share
    5. Care of the Commons
      1. Commons - shared resource, co-managed/governance structure to care for the commons
    6. Open Communities
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Did Tesla Just Start an Energy Revolution?

Did Tesla Just Start an Energy Revolution? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tesla Motors is now more than an electric car maker.

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Open business models, open data, and the public interest

Open business models, open data, and the public interest | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Less than one month ago, Creative Commons began a project designed to explore and develop business models built on CC licensing.
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Closing the gap between executives and digital transformation - Enterprise Irregulars

Closing the gap between executives and digital transformation - Enterprise Irregulars | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Many organizations today are findings themselves at the digital crossroads: They have an enormous stake in how the business operates today, yet the world is changing at an all-time fast rate, requiring ever greater commitment to change, often down multiple competing paths. The frustration is knowing which are short-term fads and which actually represent crucial long-term shifts in the technology market that organizations simply must invest in.

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Bernie Sanders' Campaign Issues Truly Extraordinary Campaign Plank

Bernie Sanders' Campaign Issues Truly Extraordinary Campaign Plank | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Vermont independent wants Americans to own the businesses they work at by creating worker co-ops
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In 50-49 vote, US Senate says climate change not caused by humans

In 50-49 vote, US Senate says climate change not caused by humans | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON — The Senate rejected the scientific consensus that humans are causing climate change, days after NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared 2014 the hottest year ever recorded on Earth.

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Shell Accused Of Misleading Its Shareholders About The Risks Of Arctic Drilling

Shell Accused Of Misleading Its Shareholders About The Risks Of Arctic Drilling | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A Tuesday legal filing accuses Shell of hiding from company shareholders the monetary risks of an Arctic oil spill.
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May Day: workers of the world unite and take over – their factories

May Day: workers of the world unite and take over – their factories | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
From Istanbul to Barcelona, the co-operative movement is flourishing as employees revive what the bosses buried
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US$24 Trillion ‘Asset’ Value of World’s Oceans may be a Gross Underestimation

US$24 Trillion ‘Asset’ Value of World’s Oceans may be a Gross Underestimation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The world’s oceans cover about 71 percent of the earth’s surface and their value is incalculable for both the planet and mankind.

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What kind of price tag can we put on the planet's oceans?