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Transforming the Food System in Australia – From the Ground Up

Transforming the Food System in Australia – From the Ground Up | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Inspired by the example of the People’s Food Policy Project in Canada (2008-2011), last year we launched the People’s Food Plan process, Australia’s first grassroots and open-sourced food policy initiative. With the help of 600 people in 40 public forums around the country, we began to articulate a vision and a strategy for a food system grounded in principles of fairness, resilience, true sustainability, and democracy: a food system grounded in the principles of the growing global movement for food sovereignty. 

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We're all becoming independent contractors - Baltimore Sun

We're all becoming independent contractors - Baltimore Sun | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
GM is worth around $60 billion and has more than 200,000 employees. Its front-line workers earn from $19 to $28.50 an hour, with benefits.
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Google’s AI is now self learning

Google’s AI is now self learning | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In what is a giant leap towards true general artificial intelligence, Google scientists and engineers have created the first ever computer program that is capable of learning a wide variety of tasks completely independently.
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Open Business Models – Call For Participation - Creative Commons

Open Business Models – Call For Participation - Creative Commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. Creative Commons has long celebrated everyone who uses our licenses.
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Three Scenarios For What The Future Of Work Will Look Like - Forbes

Three Scenarios For What The Future Of Work Will Look Like - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There are a lot of theories and ideas for what the future of work is going to look like. I have explored several on this blog.
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Airbnb and ZipCar found UK sharing economy trade body

Airbnb and ZipCar found UK sharing economy trade body | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Airbnb and ZipCar are among 21 founding members of a new trade body that will represent and champion the UK’s sharing economy
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Indra’s InterNet: Empowering Ideas for Effective Collaboration in a Networked Age — Medium

Indra’s InterNet: Empowering Ideas for Effective Collaboration in a Networked Age — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We live in an incredible era. We are facing the most complex set of problems imaginable; the interwoven issues of depression, obesity…
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Manufacturers Advise Peers to Open Doors and Minds to Millennials - IT Business Net

Manufacturers Advise Peers to Open Doors and Minds to Millennials - IT Business Net | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --??With??American manufacturing on an upward trajectory, what will it take to sustain its momentum? ??
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The future of work - Companies: How not to vanish!

What do these companies have in common: Amoco (oil), Bethlehem Steel (steel), Compaq (computers), Saab (cars), Lehman Brothers (investments), PanAm (air carrier), F.W. Woolworth (retailer). Polaroid (instant film)?
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Uber, Lyft, and the growing problem of temp jobs

Uber, Lyft, and the growing problem of temp jobs | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Riders love the convenience and availability of the swaggering, app-wielding, taxi-displacing car services. But they could turn us all into temps.
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Steve Keen’s new book

Steve Keen’s new book | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Developing an economics for the post-crisis world Steve Keen Published 2 March 2015 by WEA Books  – price: $10 The veracity of mainstream economics has been called into question in the years since the economic crisis began.
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How the rise of robot factories is leading to a fourth industrial revolution - Raw Story

How the rise of robot factories is leading to a fourth industrial revolution - Raw Story | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Raw Story How the rise of robot factories is leading to a fourth industrial revolution Raw Story But even that number felt too high, particularly given that a broken controller can quickly shut down a factory, costing its owners millions of euros...
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The future of work - three visions of tomorrow

Learn more at PwC.com - http://pwc.to/1eiPVG5 PwC's Michael Rendell and Jon Andrews discuss the future of work and the likely impacts for employers, workers ...
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The Greek Government’s programme: an act of defiance or a call for compromise?

The Greek Government’s programme: an act of defiance or a call for compromise? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By Eleftherios Antonopoulos & Konstantinos Kostagiannis
International media described the Greek prime minister’s address to the parliament on Sunday as “defiant” (BBC and Reuters for example).
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Bureaucracy as a Force for Good - Slate Magazine

Bureaucracy as a Force for Good - Slate Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
You can read David Graeber’s new collection of essays, The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy, as a critique of our age of “total bureaucratization,” which he defines as a process of “fusion of public and...
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France Wants to Punish Facebook for Censoring a Painting of a Vagina. Terrible Idea.

France Wants to Punish Facebook for Censoring a Painting of a Vagina. Terrible Idea. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Gustave Courbet’s The Origin of the World is a stunning work of art, a gorgeous display of painterly brilliance and a cornerstone of the French Realistic movement. It is also, according to Facebook, pornographic.
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Can Uber and Airbnb boost lower-income consumers? A new study says so

Can Uber and Airbnb boost lower-income consumers? A new study says so | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Startups like Uber and Airbnb, which form the core of the new "sharing economy," can have a particularly positive effect on people with lower incomes, according to a new report.
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Why Every Business Model May Soon Look Like Uber's

Why Every Business Model May Soon Look Like Uber's | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The shared economy business model seems to be bringing a strong sense of positivity among customers and independent contractors alike. Will it obliterate traditional models?
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Can Etsy Craft Profits on Wall Street? - U.S. News & World Report

Can Etsy Craft Profits on Wall Street? - U.S. News & World Report | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The crafts e-commerce platform seeks a $100 million stock offering as early as April.
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Uber buys deCarta mapping service - SiliconBeat

Uber buys deCarta mapping service - SiliconBeat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Uber has bought San Jose-based mapping software company deCarta, a move that could advance the in-house mapping capabilities Uber's global ride-hailing services
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Calling All Worker-Owners! | Grassroots Economic Organizing

Calling All Worker-Owners! | Grassroots Economic Organizing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We can't develop a #cooperative #economy from the top down. We're looking for practitioners to join the conversation: http://t.co/HtstQmg82h
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The Hacker Logic of Podemos

The Hacker Logic of Podemos | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Excerpted from Andrew Dolan in Red Pepper, and based on a interview of Eduardo Maura, international representative of Podemos: “In describing this phenomenon Maura speaks of the ‘hacker logic’ that from the outset structured Podemos’s approach to...
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How co-operatives are transforming Cuba's economy - Antillean Media Group

How co-operatives are transforming Cuba's economy - Antillean Media Group | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Co-Ops are proving to be a successful alternative to full capitalist reform in Cuba's economy, but challenges remain
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How social media & technology is changing the way we do business - Virgin.com

How social media & technology is changing the way we do business - Virgin.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the first of our new series exploring The Future of Work, we explore one of the trends changing how we work: the digital revolution.
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Here's why Uber and Lyft send drivers such confusing tax forms - SFGate

Here's why Uber and Lyft send drivers such confusing tax forms - SFGate | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Traditional employers send employees, and the Internal Revenue Service, Form W-2, which shows their wages, deductions and other information.
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