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Ride-sharing startups have seen a big upsurge in activity from the BART strike. (RT @KQED: Ride-sharing startups have seen a big upsurge in activity from the BART strike.
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Since 2011, from the Arab Spring and Spanish Revolution to Occupy, waves of global uprisings have been erupting as never before. The crisis of representation helped spawn decentralized movements as a manifestation of people’s aspiration to take the reins of their own destinies. For many, the presumption of legitimacy of their governments has been crumbling. What triggered this widespread global crisis?
The FairPhone is made with fairly mined minerals, built under good labor conditions, and is entirely recyclable--all things your current phone...
Emma Howard: The first trust in London's Mile End is proving that affordable homes for local people can be built in areas of high value
“There was a belief in the revolution and the future, a feeling of having suddenly emerged into an era of equality and freedom. Human beings were trying to behave as human beings and not as cogs in the capitalist machine.” This is how George Orwell described the city of Barcelona during the anarchist revolution of 1936 in his classic Homage to Catalonia. A short-lived dream that was soon to be crushed by Franco’s fascist regime.
"Hardly a month goes by without another horror story in the press and media about a disturbing state of affairs in our health and care services. The prosecutions at Winterbourne View, the massive collapse and public sector rescue of Southern Cross are symptomatic of a national care service system in crisis. Is there a democratically accountable ownership model for health and care services that could make a difference? Quite simply, could the active membership and cooperative governance of workers, service users, volunteers and family members rebuild public trust in care services and put an end to cruelty and neglect through an ownership transformation solution by stakeholders that is socially inclusive? These fundamental questions are the focus of this study.
We won't find the people best placed to transform public services in the corridors of Whitehall nor the boardrooms of Serco, writes James Angel
Nobel Laureate and renowned economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz has been packing out lecture theatres in Australia in the past week. During his whirlwind tour, he’s talked about why inequality matters in society, the dangers of Australia moving towards expensive US-style education and warned about this country emulating America’s health care system.
Author Jeremy Rifkin describes the so-called “share economy” as “the first new economic system to emerge since the advent of socialism and capitalism in the 19th century” (“The ‘Share’ Economy Is Here to Stay,” July 6). New economic system? Really?
Nintendo is celebrating the 25th birthday of it's original Gameboy console this year.
C4SS Feed 44 presents “Market Anarchism as Stigmergic Socialism” from the book Markets Not Capitalism, written by Brad Spangler, read by Stephanie Murphy and edited by Nick Ford.
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Big Ideas: Jeremy Rifkin and the internet of everything http://t.co/PRVPCVcCzX
This afternoon, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that the ridesharing app Uberhas agreed to cap its prices during emergencies in order to comply with the state's price gouging laws.
As the final project for her Food Studies master's degree at New York University, Leanne Brown decided to write a cookbook for eating healthy on $4 a day -- the amount of money that SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program aka "food stamps") recipients must live on. "I wanted to create a resource that would promote the joy of cooking and show just how delicious and inspiring a cheap meal can be if you cook it yourself," she notes. "Even though food stamps help millions of people across the United States every day, benefits were reduced in November despite rising food prices.
There are different understandings of degrowth, depending on the country or context in which the issue is discussed. However, they all share the belief that a growth-based society cannot have a future. Despite all technological innovations and increased efficiency, social injustice and resource consumption are still on the rise. “Green growth” is an illusion.
Ireland is set to host the largest juggling and circus arts festival of its kind in the world.
Time: 9:00 PDT; 18:00 GMT.Join us as we ask a panel of lead thinkers in the area to help demystify the role that they play.During this debate, we'll take a look at the different types of currencies asking our panel what they each mean to them.1. Time Banking2. Cryptocurrencies3. Barter Systems4. Community Currencies
It turns out that one of the researchers who ran Facebook's recent psychological experiments received funding from the U.S. Department of Defense to study the contagion of ideas
The following is an interview with Soma Kishore Parthasarathy from the website of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) on June 6. The interviewer was Ana Abelenda, and the piece is called “Reclaiming the Commons for Gender and Economic Justice: Struggles and Movements in India.” It is republished here with permission.
“Miku isn’t just a pop star; she’s a bold improvement on the way we engage with intellectual property. She’s what Justin Bieber, Mickey Mouse and other western icons aren’t and can’t be: available to the public.”
Open-Xchange is a cross-platform service that provides a range of web apps, cloud storage, encrypted email and instant messaging.
It's her dime and my time. It is also my first experience in a weeklong headlong dive into what is rather grandiosely known as "collaborative consumption in the sharing economy".
There have been moments in history where the invention of new technology has completely rewired the way our society lives and works.
Mike Munger of Duke University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the sharing economy--companies like Uber, AirBnB, FlightApp, and DogVacay that let people share their houses, cars, or other assets with strangers in exchange for money.