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Fred Bahnson: Living abundantly

Fred Bahnson: Living abundantly | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The co-author of a new book on reconciliation with the land reflects on a Brazilian community that models “abundant kingdom homesteading.” 
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Chinese Cities Lead on Bike-Share Schemes | Sustainable Cities Collective

Chinese Cities Lead on Bike-Share Schemes | Sustainable Cities Collective | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Guess which country has the most bike share programs, the number of which is rising almost exponentially? (Bikes at a bike share station, Hangzhou China) Bikes at a bike share station, Hangzhou China.
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"Life is a big playground in which to practice becoming a better human" Interview with Samantha Slade

"Life is a big playground in which to practice becoming a better human" Interview with Samantha Slade | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Two men whom inspire me for their wicked clarity, deep humility and tireless work : Toke Moeller co-founder of the Art of Hosting and Harvesting conversations that matter and Michel Bauwens of the Commons Strategy group (CSG) and P2P foundation. Both work in great complexity and connect current challenges of our world with ancient wisdom, historical patterns and sustainable practices – opening paths for a future that makes more sense.


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Two men whom inspire me for their wicked clarity, deep humility and tireless work : Toke Moeller co-founder of the Art of Hosting and Harvesting conversations that matter and Michel Bauwens of the Commons Strategy group (CSG) and P2P foundation. Both work in great complexity and connect current challenges of our world with ancient wisdom, historical patterns and sustainable practices – opening paths for a future that makes more sense.


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Libertarian ideology is the natural enemy of science

Libertarian ideology is the natural enemy of science | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The observation that science and politics make uneasy and often treacherous bedfellows is hardly revelatory. In science, all hypotheses must withstand the trial-by-fire of experiment; its methodology is self-correcting and objective, unconcerned with petty prejudices or personal conviction. Politics, by contrast, is deeply entangled with ideology – it is not bound to respect reality as science is, and thinks nothing of substituting convincing evidence for emotive rhetoric. And yet, when science and politics clash, it is all too often science that loses.

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▶ Support foundups.com - save our planet, with foundups. - YouTube

Think of Foundups is a new social p2p experiment to usher in an new open P2P business model that will ushers in new P2P open corporations that might just help usher in Jeremy Rifkin's The Empathic Civilisation that he states is required for our survival as a species. Please join me in helping us launch this experiment by becoming a patron for as little as $1 per month. Together we JUST might save our planet, our species and the other 70% of species slated for extinction by 2080.

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Legislation and Finance for community ownership of renewable energy across Europe | P2P Foundation

Legislation and Finance for community ownership of renewable energy across Europe | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

REScoop 20-20-20 in cooperation with Co-power and the European Union organises a conference on legislation and finance for people’s ownership of community renewable energy across Europe.

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Market Basket victory: worker-friendly, fair business trounces looting klepto-investors

Market Basket victory: worker-friendly, fair business trounces looting klepto-investors | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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The beloved, profitable, worker-friendly Market Basket grocery chain is back in the hands of former CEO Arthur T Demoulas, following a mass worker and management revolt at the news that Demoulas's cousin, Arthur S Demoulas, was taking over the company, bringing in a notorious former Radio Shack CEO, and getting set to break up and sell off the company in order to extract higher dividends for shareholders.
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Ecuador heralds digital currency plans

Ecuador heralds digital currency plans | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador is planning to create what it calls the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar.

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Fund a villager to set up a sustainable market

Fund a villager to set up a sustainable market | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Background: For more than 2 years I have been working on an ecosystem that will help the highly talented yet marginalized rural artisans to a.) help connect to marketplaces in a completely transparent and sustainable way.  b.) Gather and provide market intelligence and customer feedback. c.) Assist in setting, prioritizing and fulfilling their own developmental goals

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How do we Replace our "Harmful" Closed, Centralized Capitalism model with an Open Decentralized One? | LinkedIn

How do we Replace our "Harmful" Closed, Centralized Capitalism model with an Open Decentralized One? | LinkedIn | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

CLICK HERE to support our crowdfunding initiative to transform selfish, closed corporations into selfless, p2p open corporations. A decentralized capitalism model is a logical and natural outcome of what Jeremy Rufkins describes as collaborative commons. And we will usher it in provided we can secure the capital to launch the first and develop the ethereum PLAY FOUNDUPS app to allow anyone to launch foundups that will level-up into open p2p corporations for the People by the People.

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Surfers Defy Wealthy California Oceanfront Property Owners Denying Beach Access

Surfers Defy Wealthy California Oceanfront Property Owners Denying Beach Access | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Although the outcome will impact anyone who wants to partake of the joy of walking on the sand, swimming and viewing the breathtaking natural beauty of the Pacific, the iconic California surfers are taking center stage in the battle to easily reach the beach. In fact, some of the best waves for surfing near Los Angeles are located in the exclusive Malibu area - where members of the 1% are trying to limit entryway to the oceanfront.

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Crypto 2.0 Roundup: Bitcoin's Revolution Moves Beyond Currency

Crypto 2.0 Roundup: Bitcoin's Revolution Moves Beyond Currency | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Just when people were getting used to the idea that bitcoin might not be a boom-and-bust fad destined for failure, entirely new applications of the technology have joined digital currency on stage.

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What does “degrowth” mean to us? | Degrowth 2014

What does “degrowth” mean to us? | Degrowth 2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

By „degrowth“ we understand a downscaling of production and consumption in the industrialized states that increases human well-being and enhances ecological conditions and equity on the planet. We want a society in which humans live within their ecological limits, with open, connected and localized economies. A society in which resources are more equally distributed through new forms of democratic institutions. Such societies will no longer have to “grow or die”. Material accumulation will no longer hold a prime position in the population’s cultural imaginary. The primacy of efficiency will be substituted by a focus on sufficiency. Innovation will no longer focus on technology for technology’s sake but will concentrate on new social and technical arrangements that will enable convivial ways of life. Degrowth does not only challenge the centrality of the Gross Domestic Product as an overarching policy objective, but proposes ways for a radical change of our economic system, to create more space for human cooperation and resilient ecosystems.

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How big telecom smothers city-run broadband

How big telecom smothers city-run broadband | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Janice Bowling, a 67-year-old grandmother and Republican state senator from rural Tennessee, thought it only made sense that the city of Tullahoma be able to offer its local high-speed Internet service to areas beyond the city limits.

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Athens' Festival for Solidarity & Cooperative Economy, 10th to 12th October 2014 - Kapipal

The Festival for Solidarity & Cooperative Economy has taken place every October in Athens since 2012. This time round, we want to share it with Europe!

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Neighborhood mailbox stickers let communities display items they have to share

Neighborhood mailbox stickers let communities display items they have to share | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Pumpipumpe is a Switzerland-based project that is encouraging residents to place stickers on their mailbox to denote the goods they're willing to lend to their neighbors.
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I want my rulers chosen on merit, but care more about how they rule - The Guardian

I want my rulers chosen on merit, but care more about how they rule - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Surprise, surprise, Britain is ruled by an elite of like-minded people from the same middle-class backgrounds. According to the commission on social mobility and child poverty, this should be a “wake-up call”. Something must be done urgently “or nothing will change”. Merit is outgunned by class. Elite recruitment must be “background blind”.

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Welcome to the circular economy—where objects never die - Quartz

Welcome to the circular economy—where objects never die - Quartz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Welcome to the circular economy—where objects never die Quartz In the 1990s and 2000s, pioneering environmental thinkers such as Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, Hunter Lovins, Janine Benyus and William McDonough laid the intellectual groundwork for the...
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'Zero Rating': The Pros and Cons of Free Online Access - Yahoo News Canada (blog)

'Zero Rating': The Pros and Cons of Free Online Access - Yahoo News Canada (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


In this case, there is an intersection between charitable and capitalist impulses, said Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson.

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Montreal Vows to be an Open City, but What Exactly Does That Mean? - Techvibes (blog)

Montreal Vows to be an Open City, but What Exactly Does That Mean? - Techvibes (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The notion of participatory democracy, and the idea that a small committed group of individuals can change their city has been steadfastly encouraged.

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Wired Magazine's Cofounder Shares 3 Books That Can Change Your Life - Business Insider

Wired Magazine's Cofounder Shares 3 Books That Can Change Your Life - Business Insider | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Wired magazine cofounder, entrepreneur, and prolific writer Kevin Kelly has a two-story personal library in his home and says that he's read thousands of books.




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Crowdfunding Sites in 2014 - Forbes

Crowdfunding Sites in 2014 - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


If you're currently searching for funding, a good place to start is to briefly understanding the rapidly growing crowdfunding industry, and then become familiar with the top crowdfunding sites listed below.

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Why I wrote an Open Letter to Pope Francis - Michel Bauwens - YouTube

Open Letter to Pope Francis on the Ethical Economy

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Peer production, disruption and the law - call for debates, essays and interviews | P2P Foundation

Peer production, disruption and the law - call for debates, essays and interviews | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We are now inviting contributions to this special edition of the Journal of Peer Production in the form of short essays of between 1000 and 3000 words to complement the longer peer reviewed articles that will appear in thisedition of the journal, due to be published in December 2014 The contributions can be testimonies, working papers and critical essays by researchers and practitioners. Debates are essays by several authors expressing clearly contrasting viewpoints about a relevant issue.

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Innovation Excellence | Sharing economy and the new play control

Innovation Excellence | Sharing economy and the new play control | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In-direct relation from effort to benefits is changing: my success depends on the success of the others, I don’t see the success coming back to me directly, ‘me’ and ‘we’ intersect. Empathy is the driver building the link between people on collaborative platforms.



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Libertarians and Conservatives: Opponents, Not Allies - Huffington Post

Libertarians and Conservatives: Opponents, Not Allies - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Fischer's collectivism demands subordination of the individual to the collective.

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation