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ZCommunications | After Capitalism: Ethics? by Adam Arvidsson | ZNet Article

We are, it would seem, in the midst of a historical crisis of the capitalist system. As the dynamo effects of the sub-prime collapse ripple through the economy, from financial markets to consumer spending and industrial production, it has become common to point at how our present capitalist system lacks long-term sustainability. If this used to be the privilege of a handful of left-leaning economists like André Gunder Frank (2005) or Robert Brenner (2004), economists, politicians and business leaders who used to be more than happy with the existing order of things have now joined the ranks. Even Richard Florida, whose theories of the 'creative class' stood at the heart of the gentrification-driven real estate boom that preceded the present crisis now proclaims that '[t]he housing bubble was the ultimate expression, and perhaps the last gasp, of an economic system some 80 years in the making, and now well past its "sell-by date" (Florida, 2009:9).

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THE COOPERATIVE MODEL REVISITED Michel Bauwens

THE COOPERATIVE MODEL REVISITED Michel Bauwens | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This session was part of Open Everything - A Collaborative Economy Convergence - www.openeverything.ie Organised by Cultivate, P2P Foundation and WeCreate Workspace in Dublin, Limerick and Cloughjordan convergence@cultivate.ie The Convergence brought together cooperative advocates, community activists, and commons animators to share perspectives and ideas on the question, “How can a commons-based collaborative economy strengthen the resilience of our communities?” THE COOPERATIVE MODEL REVISITED FRIDAY 12th September WeCreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Tipperary Supported by Tipperary County Council, NTLP and the Plunkett Foundation UK This timely event will brought together international experts, national thinkers and local entrepreneurs together to inspire a co-operative approach... 

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THE COOPERATIVE MODEL REVISITED - Michel Bauwens | P2P Foundation

THE COOPERATIVE MODEL REVISITED - Michel Bauwens | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Michel Bauwens who asks how can we think about the relationship between the cooperative movement and the commons?
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Emerging Ownership Revolution - P2P Foundation

Emerging Ownership Revolution - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"I find it interesting that you focus on the subtitle of the book and not the title: Owning the Future. My guess is that the idea of treating the future as controlled by owners is a bit much. I think this book needs a more critical analysis. As I read Elinor Ostrom, for example,she is not talking about some kind of ownership of the commons, but citizens governing the commons. Kelly, on the other hand, sees the commons as a type of ownership. I think there remains a difference between an economy based on ownership, even co-ownership, and one based on civic membership. Citizens, of course, will design different ways of governing the commons, and in some cases, different types of ownership will be chosen. To choose ownership without a civic conversation among members of the civic seems to keep us in an economics of property rather than moving toward an economics of provision." (p2p blog, August 2012)
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Wasp's 3D printers produce low-cost houses made from mud

Wasp's 3D printers produce low-cost houses made from mud | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A need to address a lack of housing for our growing population has turned up some eye-catching efforts recently. Italian firm Wasp is the latest to explore ...
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Take Control With Open Source Hardware | Linux.com

Take Control With Open Source Hardware | Linux.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Free and open source software are no good without open hardware. If we can't install our software on a piece of hardware, it's not good for anything. Truly open hardware is fully-programmable and replicable.

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I BELIEVE IN DOGE, Just uploaded The Sharing Economy to Mixcloud....

Just uploaded The Sharing Economy to Mixcloud. Listen now!
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Connective action: the public's answer to democratic dysfunction - The Conversation AU

Connective action: the public's answer to democratic dysfunction - The Conversation AU | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Some protest networks have emerged rather spontaneously using social media. We saw this in Tahrir Square, the Spanish indignados and Occupy in 2011, and in the flash mobs of Chinese environmental and corruption protests.

Other large networks are enabled by the growth of issue-advocacy NGOs, along with hybrid organisations like AvaazGetup! and Moveon. Such groupings use online organisation to mobilise people around issues they care about personally.

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▶ Russell Brand On The Venus Project - YouTube

Russell Brand is asked his opinion on Jacque Fresco and the Venus Project

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Ecuador's National Digital Currency Experiment Explained - CoinTelegraph

Ecuador's National Digital Currency Experiment Explained - CoinTelegraph | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The tiny South American nation of Ecuador has begun its experiment with virtual currencies.
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3D - When the collaborative economy meets the sustainable economy

Regarder la vidéo «3D - When the collaborative economy meets the sustainable economy» envoyée par World Forum Lille sur Dailymotion.
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Climate records are breaking so often now, we’ve stopped paying attention

Climate records are breaking so often now, we’ve stopped paying attention | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
On Monday, we learned from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that last September was the hottest of them all, out of 135 Septembers going back to 1880.The same was true for August 2014. And June of 2014. And May of 2014. What that means is that for each of these months, the combined average global land and ocean surface temperature has never been higher, at least since we started recording these temperatures back in the presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes.
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Sharing the spoils

Sharing the spoils | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

There has to be genuine change and a move away from a model of growth and unsustainable dirty extraction. Otherwise all we are doing is re-arranging the deckchairs on the Titanic to give everyone an equal view of the iceberg.

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Measuring the Size and Scope of the Cooperative Economy - P2P Foundation

Measuring the Size and Scope of the Cooperative Economy - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It’s very difficult to determine how to support or aid cooperative development without reliable data on the size and impact of cooperatives. Despite having completed the United Nation’s International Year of Cooperatives (IYC), clear, concise and reputable data on the number of cooperatives globally and per country, their number of members/clients, turnover, employees and assets did not exist. As a result of leadership from the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs, with support from Rabobank, the first ever Global Census on Cooperatives was completed in 2013-14. As its name suggests, the Census is a count of as many cooperatives, is as many countries as possible regardless of their sector or membership in regional/global associations. This is the first time that a broad-based database on cooperatives has been complied and data contained within it should be considered a start, not the definitive count.
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How Land Property Is Tied To Inequality: the UK example | P2P Foundation

How Land Property Is Tied To Inequality: the UK example | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Hungarian economist Karl Polanyi, writing in the shadow of the Great Depression and the Second World War, insisted that land, like labour and money, could not be treated like any other commodity. When they have been, society has been in danger of falling apart. The speculative turbulence of the current private land market, and the concentration of land ownership by the top 10%, bear out his argument. To resolve the current housing crisis, to tame the financial tiger and to curb the ever growing inequality that eats like an acid into our common bonds, now calls for a major initiative: to reclaim the freehold of Britain’s land for the public and the social realms.”

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The Secret History of the Robot Car

The Secret History of the Robot Car | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

After attending the 1964 World’s Fair, the science-fiction author Isaac Asimov wrote an essay in The New York Times imagining a visit to the World’s Fair 50 years in the future, in 2014. Among his predictions: “Much effort will be put into the designing of vehicles with ‘robot-brains’—vehicles that can be set for particular destinations and that will then proceed there without interference by the slow reflexes of a human driver.”

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Robots may spell “Control-Alt-Delete” for workers

Robots may spell “Control-Alt-Delete” for workers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Human beings can never run out of work. Adam Smith held that cheery view, and so far he has been proved right. But can the invisible hand match up to the robotic arm? About 47 percent of existing U.S. jobs are at risk from computerisation, according to an Oxford University study published last year. If wage incomes were to disappear in a short time, the results could be cataclysmic for prosperity and peace.
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The Share Economy is Dead, Long Live to the Share Economy! | Commercial Open Source Software

Airbnb, Uber and many other centralized sharing approaches are collecting big money from investors and opening every day new markets. The problem with ‘Sharing Central‘ is that there are business reasons to hide negative feedbackput strong ID system in place, push people to write comments using quid pro quo strategies and more.

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Sharing Economy Of The People, By The People, For The People Empowere…

Sharing Economy Of The People, By The People, For The People
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The Sharing Economy

This Show Talks About Open Source What the Sharing Economy is and how Peer to Peer technologies is part of the sharing economy.
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David Graeber in conversation with Jonathan Conning (better audio) - YouTube

David Graeber is an anthropologist and activist based in New York, and London, where he holds the position of Reader in Social Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of six books, including Toward an Anthropological Theory of Value, Lost People: Magic and History in Central Madagascar, Direct Action: An Ethnography, and most recently, Debt: The First Five Thousand Years, alongside popular and political writings that have appeared in venues like Harpers, The Baffler, and The Nation. He is currently working on two books: one on bureaucracy, the other about his involvement in the formation of Occupy Wall Street.

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Bitcoin evangelist Andreas Antonopoulos wows Canada's Senate Committee on Banking

Bitcoin evangelist Andreas Antonopoulos wows Canada's Senate Committee on Banking | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As regulators around the world attempt to get a handle on the emerging virtual- and crypto-currency phenomenon, today, Canada’s Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce is meeting in a session called “Study on the use of digital currency.”

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How to craft a collaborative economy for the 99% | P2P Foundation

How to craft a collaborative economy for the 99% | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In recent years, the collaborative economy has been growing exponentially , reaching a stage of co-dependency with the emerging new forms of the for-profit economy, which we have described in our recent book, ‘Network Society and Four Scenarios for the Collaborative Economy‘. The new ‘netarchical’ (= net-archy, the hierachy of the network) form of capital, is no longer investing in its own production through the hiring of labour, and making products that it sells on the market, but, as Google, Facebook and other platform owners show, is directly capturing profits from the free cooperation and contributions of the 99%. While it may seem a good thing for users that platforms are being built ‘for free’, or that buyers an sellers can directly connect with each other for a fee, it is also very problematic as it creates a deep value crisis, not just for the increasingly precarious workforce, but also for capitalism itself. Indeed, how can we imagine a successful capitalism, that produces products that it can no longer sell, because an increasing number of contributors are no longer paid for their value creation ? Thus today, after an increasing exodus of especially young people out of the system of paid labor for capital, the social tensions are not just between salaried labor and capital, but increasingly, between peer producers and netarchical platform owners.
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This is what democracy looks like

This is what democracy looks like | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
At the weekend activists occupied Parliament Square to show solidarity with the activists in Hong Kong.
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Commons State - P2P Foundation

Commons State - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The Ecuadorian government is intending to develop a Social Knowledge Economy (SKE) that would change the parameters of the countryʼs intellectual property legislation and create public policies to promote an open commons knowledge economy. 

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