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Building a Culture of Transparency - California Forward Reporting

Building a Culture of Transparency - California Forward Reporting | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When California Forward asked Lieutenant Governor and former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom how the state can inject Sacramento’s institutional culture with the same values that have enabled San Francisco’s government to lead the open data movement, he referred to the private sector’s entrepreneurial, bottom-up mindset of governing. “The most successful businesses in the world have one thing in common: they have failed more often than their competitors, but in a protected environment where they learn from their mistakes and through that process move forward with the benefit of that knowledge,” Newsom explained, “but they were moving, constantly. They weren’t waiting around. They were moving, they were leaning and fell forward fast and I think that mindset needs to exist in government.” It is essential that government agencies begin to tailor unique solutions to the problems they face and adopt a “bottom-up, peer to peer collaborative frame instead of the old industrial model which is no longer relevant.”

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Meet John D. Liu, the Indiana Jones of Landscape Restoration

Meet John D. Liu, the Indiana Jones of Landscape Restoration | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
RI recently sat down with ecosystem restoration researcher John D. Liu. Liu explains that when humans work with nature, degraded landscapes can be restored in a matter of years, and economies can be regenerated, putting food security and climate change mitigation within our reach.
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Practical Steps Towards Manifesting A Global Collaborative Alliance — Part 1, Overview and… — Medium

Practical Steps Towards Manifesting A Global Collaborative Alliance — Part 1, Overview and… — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The “Global Transformation Movement” (GTM) includes and involves hundreds of thousands organisations and hundreds of millions of people, from all sectors of human society and from all walks of life, who are all longing and working for a better world. Within this vast, diverse and inspiring movement there is a growing awareness that we already have the knowledge, the skills, the technologies, the tools, the mentors and the living examples to co-create a peaceful, just and healthy world.

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Donald Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All

Donald Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"“I put lipstick on a pig,” he said. “I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is.” He went on, “I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.”
If he were writing “The Art of the Deal” today, Schwartz said, it would be a very different book with a very different title. Asked what he would call it, he answered, “The Sociopath.”

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Neoliberalism Is a Political Project | Jacobin

Neoliberalism is a widely used term today. However, it is often unclear what people refer to when they use it. In its most systematic usage it might refer to a theory, a set of ideas, a political strategy, or a historical period. Could you begin by explaining how you understand neoliberalism?

 

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The City as Commons: a Policy Reader | P2P Foundation

The City as Commons: a Policy Reader, brings together 34 contributions and 31 authors exploring policies and strategies for creating cities as commons.
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Failed Economics: Tyranny of Mathematics and Enslaved by the Wrong Theory - Evonomics

Failed Economics: Tyranny of Mathematics and Enslaved by the Wrong Theory - Evonomics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

According to the new school, neoclassical economic theory is based on a false conception of human nature and must be replaced with a more realistic conception. As Thaler and Sunstein put it in Nudge, economic theory and policy needs to be based on “Humans”, not “Econs.” I cheered when I first read these lines and looked forward to learning about the new improved conception of human nature, which presumably would be informed by evolutionary theory. I was disappointed. My colleagues such as Herb, Sam, and Ernst confirmed my own impression: They appreciated the relevance of evolution but were a tiny minority among behavioral and experimental economists, who in turn were a tiny minority among neoclassical economists. Modern evolutionary theory was having virtually no impact on currently economic theory and policy.

 

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Occupy Black Lives: Notes on Two Movements

Occupy Black Lives: Notes on Two Movements | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

1. The most important thing we learned from the constructive failure of Occupy Wall Street is that social movements are born when two things happen. One, when there is a new tactic that arises that unlocks the people’s collective hope and imagination. And two, when a new kind of mood spreads throughout society. For example, during the Arab Spring, a Tunisian fruit seller set himself on fire, triggering a mood of fearlessness that spread all over the world. People were no longer afraid of the authorities or of losing their jobs and rushed into the streets to protest. And at the same time, with Occupy Wall Street, we gave the people a new tactic which was the combination of the acampadas with the Tahrir Uprising: let’s go into the financial districts and set up consensus-based assemblies. The combination of these two ingredients is the formula for social movement creation.

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The common immateriality of traditional and post-industrial eras | P2P Foundation

Apichai Puntasen, a good friend and also the author of the first textbook on Buddhist Economics, forwarded me an interesting thesis: * Thesis: The relevance of Buddhist Economics: Capitalism, Morality, and the Global Financial Crisis. By Timothy Allen Golden, 1033690. Dept. of Economics, Lingnan University. Submitted: May 4, 2009 You can obtain a copy from... Continue reading →
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Amsterdam Sharing City | Action Plan Sharing Economy: space for opportunities of sharing economy

Amsterdam Sharing City | Action Plan Sharing Economy: space for opportunities of sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Agreement on the Action Plan about Sharing Economy by the Mayor and Executive Board of the Municipality of Amsterdam is giving space to the opportunities that the sharing (or collaborative) economy offers to the city. 

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The Spanish State: new resistance and self-management in the heart of the crisis

The Spanish State: new resistance and self-management in the heart of the crisis | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
José Luis Carretero MiramarMember of the Institute of Economic Sciences and Self-management (ICEA)Spain Self-management, syndicalism, constituent processes, popular resistance, class positions… thi…
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The economics of blockchain at Public Choice conference

The economics of blockchain at Public Choice conference | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The blockchain is more than an information technology—it's an institutional technology. This means that institutional economics, as well as public choice and constitutional political economy, should provide the toolkit for 'blockchain studies'. That's the argument I'll make at the 2016 Public Choice Society conference this week, where I'll be presenting some of the latest research from the Melbourne…
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Free ftopia — A new beginning. — free ftopia — Medium

Free ftopia - A new beginning. - free ftopia - Medium

Reinventing a startup. From closed intellectual property to open source software. From a corporate, centralized model to an open governance where both users and contributors have a say. From a for-profit business to a new form of commons, owned by its stakeholders.

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Munich, Nice, Turkey, Brexit, Trump: It’s all connected

Munich, Nice, Turkey, Brexit, Trump: It’s all connected | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Mark MacKinnon reports on the relationship between seemingly unconnected events across the globe
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Again? Op-ed by Philippe Aigrain in the aftermath of the Nice attacks | La Quadrature du Net

Again? Op-ed by Philippe Aigrain in the aftermath of the Nice attacks | La Quadrature du Net | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Yet another? But yet another what? One does not even know. Once more tens of people killed, many more injured. Once more, a human being has carried them over towards death and suffering in his trajectory of violence and self-destruction. And both ISIS and most western commentators rush to describe him as the soldier of a cause when one does not even know if and when he discovered it.

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A Crazy Yet Plausible Theory About Why Peter Thiel Supports Donald Trump

A Crazy Yet Plausible Theory About Why Peter Thiel Supports Donald Trump | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"I think Peter Thiel supports Donald Trump because he believes it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to weaken America's attachment to democratic government.
I'm not accusing Thiel of any ambitions he hasn't more or less copped to. In an often-quoted 2009 essay, Thiel declared, "I no longer believe that freedom and democracy are compatible."
He also wrote that his fellow libertarians were on a "fool's errand" trying to achieve their ends through political means: "In our time, the great task for libertarians is to find an escape from politics in all its forms--from the totalitarian and fundamentalist catastrophes to the unthinking demos that guides so-called 'social democracy.'"
The only thing that matters, he said, is that politics never be allowed to interfere with technological progress, because it's the latter, not the former, that will be humankind's salvation. "The fate of our world may depend on the effort of a single person who builds or propagates the machinery of freedom that makes the world safe for capitalism."

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Documentary: Building Communities of Commons in Greece | P2P Foundation

A documentary on networks in Sarantaporo area produced by the media arts collective Personal Cinema.
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Radical Housing Network Hire a Paid Co-Ordinator

Radical Housing Network Hire a Paid Co-Ordinator | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Help us raise the final funds we need to employ a coordinator to help build the housing movement in London! The Radical Housing Network was set up in 2013 in response to London’s growing housing crisis. The network helps facilitate mutual support and solidarity between local housing group
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Markets in the next system - The Next System Project

Markets in the next system - The Next System Project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What can Ellen Meiksins Wood's historical account of the origins of capitalism tell us about the potential role of markets in a next system?
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Hard Evidence: this is the Age of Dissent – and there's much more to come

Hard Evidence: this is the Age of Dissent – and there's much more to come | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There were more protests in Britain last year than at any time since the 1970s.
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Why the hidden internet can’t be a libertarian paradise – Henry Farrell | Aeon Essays

The Silk Road might have started as a libertarian experiment, but it was doomed to end as a fiefdom run by pirate kings
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Reviews: Designing Regenerative Cultures

Reviews: Designing Regenerative Cultures | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Reviews of Daniel Wahl's Designing Regenerative Cultures published by Triarchy Press
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Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief  that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing

Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief  that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today. Buddhists, though, suggest that this is just an illusion—a philosophy that's increasingly supported by scientific research. “Buddhists argue that nothing is constant, everything changes through time, you hav
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Book Preview | Designing Regenerative Cultures

Book Preview | Designing Regenerative Cultures | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This is a pre-release excerpt from the first chapter of
Designing Regenerative Cultures, by Daniel Christian Wahl, PhD
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2016 | Publisher: Triarchy Press, UK

Regenerative Cultures create win-win-win solutions by asking deeper questions

On an over-populated planet f
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