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The Top Benefits of the Sharing Economy « SocialSteamr Social Media Promotion - Linkis.com

The Top Benefits of the Sharing Economy « SocialSteamr Social Media Promotion - Linkis.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Blogging has become the most effective and least expensive way to drive quality traffic to a website. And social media would seem to be the number one way to have that content distributed in as wide a net as possible, given the ubiquitous “Social Share Bars” that tend to accompany blog posts.
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Commons based peer production: an introduction

Commons based peer production: an introduction | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Commons-based peer production starts from the premise of a double-sided mutualization of the economy, i.e. the mutualization of immaterial resources such as knowledge, code, and design; and the mutualization of the means of production.
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Infographic: Is there a lack of understanding around the sharing economy? - Virgin.com

Infographic: Is there a lack of understanding around the sharing economy? - Virgin.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
You are reading an article fromtheUnderstanding the sharing economy series, to read more about this you can visittheseries homepage. Do you understand what the sharing economy is?
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This 3-D printed robot talks

Intel's Futurist introduces the world to "Jimmy," a walking, talking social robot. (via @CNN - Walking, talking 3D printed robot made in 2 weeks with open source software.
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TaskRabbit, symbol of sharing economy, pivots to focus on home services - Inman.com

TaskRabbit, symbol of sharing economy, pivots to focus on home services - Inman.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

TaskRabbit, which became a symbol of the “sharing economy” by letting users put errands and odd jobs out for bid, has pivoted to focus primarily on helping users instantly connect with home service professionals who charge fixed hourly rates.

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Re-thinking the Definition of “Public Goods” | Real-World Economics ...

Central to the instrumental definition offered in this paper is that public goods are created through the democratic process. Fundamentally, public goods are created by citizens voting for representatives who, in turn, make decisions about how government monies, raised collectively through taxes, will be used. These “elected funders” make day-to-day decisions about what and whether to fund. But in the end, the citizenry has the power, through democratic processes, to appoint and dismiss those elected funders.

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ZCommunications » Savage Capitalism is Back

ZCommunications » Savage Capitalism is Back | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Back in the 90s, I used to get into arguments with Russian friends about capitalism. This was a time when most young eastern European intellectuals were avidly embracing everything associated with that particular economic system, even as the proletarian masses of their countries remained deeply suspicious. Whenever I’d remark on some criminal excess of the oligarchs and crooked politicians who were privatising their countries into their own pockets, they would simply shrug.

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WikiLeaks: Bringing the First Amendment to the World » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

WikiLeaks: Bringing the First Amendment to the World » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

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?

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Building A Cell Phone That Doesn't Kill People

Building A Cell Phone That Doesn't Kill People | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The FairPhone is made with fairly mined minerals, built under good labor conditions, and is entirely recyclable--all things your current phone...
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Could community land trusts offer a solution to the UK's housing crisis?

Could community land trusts offer a solution to the UK's housing crisis? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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
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Guanyem Barcelona: Homage to (a viable?) Utopia

Guanyem Barcelona: Homage to (a viable?) Utopia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“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.

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Democratic Co-Production Agenda for Care Services in the UK - P2P Foundation

Democratic Co-Production Agenda for Care Services in the UK - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"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.

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Privatisation doesn't work. For real innovation look to communities

Privatisation doesn't work. For real innovation look to communities | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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
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Audio Q&A: Professor Joseph Stiglitz on inequality, rent-seeking and Australia ... - The Conversation

Audio Q&A: Professor Joseph Stiglitz on inequality, rent-seeking and Australia ... - The Conversation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

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.

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Learning and Education in the Networked Society...

Learning and Education in the Networked Society... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It took 100 years to connect 1 billion places and 25 years to connect 5 billion people.
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Collective intelligence: building smart teams

Collective intelligence: building smart teams | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Adair Jones, a Brainwaves for Leaders staff writer, looks at what is central to human motivation and how we can tap into it to build smart teams that perform. ______________________________________...
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Amazon Launches File Sharing And Collaboration Tool - Forbes

Amazon Launches File Sharing And Collaboration Tool - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Finally the news that most commentators were expecting withAmazon Web Services’ (AWS) announcement that they’re taking on the not insignificant task of carving out a point of difference in the ultra-busy file sharing space. With companies like Box, Dropbox,Google and Microsoft MSFT +0.04% all lining up to push their own take of what solution users really need, it’s the turn of AWS to step up and announce Zocalo, their initial product. If nothing else it’s an interesting piece of news given that perhaps the best known player in the space, Dropbox, actually uses AWS to store its data – another example of AWS competing with its own ecosystem. First I’ll take a look at the product’s functionality and then give some broader thoughts.

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The mad scientists of 3D printing: How MadeSolid is remixing the formula - TechRepublic

The mad scientists of 3D printing: How MadeSolid is remixing the formula - TechRepublic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Brian Martinez later joined as a co-founder, quickly seeing the value in building better materials for 3D printing.

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Tesla Motors Inc Hiring Aggressively For Its Autonomous Car Project - ValueWalk

Tesla Motors Inc Hiring Aggressively For Its Autonomous Car Project - ValueWalk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) announced last week that the company will hire a large number of military veterans in coming years. Meanwhile, the company is quietly hiring a large number of experienced engineers from peer automakers, chipmakers, research institutes, universities, auto part companies, and internal transfers to work on its autonomous car project. That’s why Elon Musk so confidently stated in June that Tesla will make significant progress in autonomous driving within a year.
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Judge Shoots Down ‘Bitcoin Isn’t Money’ Argument in Silk Road Case | Threat Level | WIRED

Judge Shoots Down ‘Bitcoin Isn’t Money’ Argument in Silk Road Case | Threat Level | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The government and legal community may still be arguing over whether bitcoin can be defined as "money." But the judge presiding over the landmark Silk Road drug case has declared that it's at least close enough to get you locked up for money laundering.
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Good and Cheap: How to Eat Well on $4 a Day

Good and Cheap: How to Eat Well on $4 a Day | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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.
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4. Internationale Degrowth-Konferenz

4. Internationale Degrowth-Konferenz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

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.

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Millstreet will host biggest circus arts festival in world

Millstreet will host biggest circus arts festival in world | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ireland is set to host the largest juggling and circus arts festival of its kind in the world.
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The Great Currency Debate! - Google+

The Great Currency Debate! - Google+ | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

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 Banking
2. Cryptocurrencies
3. Barter Systems
4. Community Currencies

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Facebook's Psychological Experiments Connected to Department of Defense Research on Civil Unrest

Facebook's Psychological Experiments Connected to Department of Defense Research on Civil Unrest | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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
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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Gender and the Commons in India

P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Gender and the Commons in India | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

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.

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