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This Week in the Sharing Economy

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Airbnb released a study they commissioned, entitled The Airbnb Community’s Economic Impact on New York City. Carried out by HR&A Advisors, the study claimed that “Airbnb generated $632 million in economic activity in New York in one year”. The study was written up, together with the conclusions, in Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, as well as TechCrunch, AllThingsD, and many more.
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Collaborative Economy Markets: Platforms, Providers, and Partakers | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business

Collaborative Economy Markets: Platforms, Providers, and Partakers | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Marketplaces. They’re all the rage, in fact, the media can’t stop talking about thempeople can’t stop searching for them, and investors have deployed $2.4 billion in just the last seven months.

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Make way for the age of the robot - Telegraph.co.uk

Make way for the age of the robot - Telegraph.co.uk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


As a particularly flexible economy, it is a challenge, but it is one we can rise to.” Then there is the question of regulation.

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How Social Movements Can Win More Victories Like Same-Sex Marriage - CounterPunch

How Social Movements Can Win More Victories Like Same-Sex Marriage - CounterPunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Not long ago, same-sex marriage in America was not merely an unpopular cause; it was a politically fatal one — a third-rail issue that could end the career of any politician foolish enough to touch it. The idea that gay and lesbian couples would be able to legally exchange vows in states throughout the United States was regarded, at best, as a far-off fantasy and, at worst, as a danger to the republic.

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Social entrepreneurship in Detroit offers more than profit to business owners - The Muskegon Chronicle

Social entrepreneurship in Detroit offers more than profit to business owners - The Muskegon Chronicle | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


"If the goal was to make money, I would have chosen a different route," says Kimmelman. "Owning a business is not the easiest life.

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▶ Earth Trek / The Economics of the Future - YouTube

A lesson in sustainable Star Trekonomics featuring Charles Eisenstein, George Carlin, Martin Luther King Jr. and a couple captains of the Enterprise...

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'Share' Economy to Bring Sweeping Changes to Pittsburgh - Insurance Journal

'Share' Economy to Bring Sweeping Changes to Pittsburgh - Insurance Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


“Part of what technology has enabled is the same thing that's driving Uber or Airbnb — this concept of the share economy,” the president said.

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▶ Independence with Sharing Economy - YouTube

Guests: Sharing forward to solve hunger - www.sparenyc.org and www.evelandBnB.com, a successful AirBnB host

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Free markets killed capitalism: Ayn Rand, Ronald Reagan, Wal-Mart, Amazon and the 1 percent’s sick triumph over us all

Free markets killed capitalism: Ayn Rand, Ronald Reagan, Wal-Mart, Amazon and the 1 percent’s sick triumph over us all | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Barry C. Lynn is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of two important books, “End of the Line” and ”Cornered,” the latter of which describes the dramatic return of monopoly to the American landscape. Both books had a big effect on me when they appeared, as did Lynn’s periodic articles in Harper’s Magazine describing the concentration of economic power in all sorts of different industries. One of the reasons his books startled me is the weird silence of virtually all our other popular economic writers on the subject. Monopoly is back, in a massive way, and yet it seems as though even liberals often have trouble talking about it. If we’re really going to do something about inequality, however, it’s time we looked this thing in the face.

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What Happened to Reddit's Aaron Swartz? A Q&A with The Internet's Own Boy ... - SF Weekly (blog)

What Happened to Reddit's Aaron Swartz? A Q&A with The Internet's Own Boy ... - SF Weekly (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Swartz, a lead developer of the web feed format RSS and social news site Reddit, was well on his way towards the type of accolades reserved only for the most influential in history when he decided to abandon the start-up world and instead dedicate his skills to online activism.

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Is Capitalism Dead?

Is Capitalism Dead? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Economist Jeremy Rifkin explains the forces behind the next paradigm. (Is Capitalism Dead? @OracleProfit asks Jeremy Rifkin, author of The Zero Marginal Cost Society.
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Why open innovation could unlock the door to success for your company - Yorkshire Post

Why open innovation could unlock the door to success for your company - Yorkshire Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Another business might ask its customers about its plan for a new product and use their opinions in shaping the idea.

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The Airbnb Effect shows everyone should be investing in the sharing economy

The Airbnb Effect shows everyone should be investing in the sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Every week it feels like there is a yet another senior figure in the hotel industry commenting on the spectre that is Airbnb. (The Airbnb Effect shows everyone should be investing in the sharing economy.
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Bauwens: Use a Peer Production License to Foster “Open Cooperativism” | David Bollier

Bauwens: Use a Peer Production License to Foster “Open Cooperativism” | David Bollier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Michel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation recently published a short essay noting that the economic fruits of peer production in today’s world tend to be captured by capitalists – whereas what we really need is a system to enable capital accumulation for and by commoners themselves.  To that end, Bauwens embraces the idea of a Peer Production License, as designed and proposed by Dmitri Kleiner.  


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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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Rethinking the Future: New Business Models for Pharma - ASQ

This shift will, in turn, require the pharma industry to also develop business models focused on health outcomes, where the traditional product a drugis only one part of pharma's value proposition. Health outcomes.
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'Share' economy to bring sweeping changes - New Jersey Herald


"Part of what technology has enabled is the same thing that's driving Uber or Airbnb - this concept of the share economy," the president said.

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » David Harvey on Piketty’s “Capital”

Thomas Piketty has written a book called Capital that has caused quite a stir. He advocates progressive taxation and a global wealth tax as the only way to counter the trend towards the creation of a “patrimonial” form of capitalism marked by what he dubs “terrifying” inequalities of wealth and income. He also documents in excruciating and hard to rebut detail how social inequality of both wealth and income has evolved over the last two centuries, with particular emphasis on the role of wealth. He demolishes the widely-held view that free market capitalism spreads the wealth around and that it is the great bulwark for the defense of individual liberties and freedoms. Free-market capitalism, in the absence of any major redistributive interventions on the part of the state, Piketty shows, produces anti-democratic oligarchies. This demonstration has given sustenance to liberal outrage as it drives the Wall Street Journal apoplectic.

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Science Is Not About Certainty The separation of science and the humanities is ... - The New Republic

Science Is Not About Certainty The separation of science and the humanities is ... - The New Republic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

e teach our students: We say that we have some theories about science. Science is about hypothetico-deductive methods; we have observations, we have data, data require organizing into theories. So then we have theories. These theories are suggested or produced from the data somehow, then checked in terms of the data. Then time passes, we have more data, theories evolve, we throw away a theory, and we find another theory that’s better, a better understanding of the data, and so on and so forth.

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Why Hotels Need to Worry About Millennials and the Sharing Economy

Why Hotels Need to Worry About Millennials and the Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A new report from PhoCusWright on private accommodation rentals and the sharing economy should give the entire lodging industry something to think about.
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The Big Benefits of the 'Sharing Economy' (Infographic)

Now, after you're done browsing through the Gap's summer collection, you can use the Internet to take a peak into other people's closets. The sharing economy and the people who contribute to it make this all possible. How else has this trend impact the way Internet denizens go about their daily lives.

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Open Call for collaboration - CATALYST

Open Call for collaboration - CATALYST | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The partners of the CATALYST project launch an Open Call for Collaboration to community partners interested in trying and testing the CATALYST tools
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The Third Industrial Revolution: Toward A New Economic Paradigm (EXCERPT)

The Third Industrial Revolution: Toward A New Economic Paradigm (EXCERPT) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Third Industrial Revolution offers the hope that we can arrive at a sustainable post-carbon era by mid-century. We have the science, the technology, and the game plan to make it happen.
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What is open knowledge and how do you spread it? - opensource.com

What is open knowledge and how do you spread it? - opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What is open knowledge and how do you spread it?
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With Lyft on hold, sharing-economy startups rally for public support - Technical.ly

With Lyft on hold, sharing-economy startups rally for public support - Technical.ly | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The sharing economy is going on the grassroots offensive. We saw both Lyft and Airbnb pushing for public support today.

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Students build their own skateboards at Fab Lab Tulsa camp - Tulsa World

Students build their own skateboards at Fab Lab Tulsa camp - Tulsa World | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Miller Van Hanke, a 10-year-old student at Eisenhower International Elementary School, sat looking at the Admiral Twin Theater design on his skateboard at the Hardesty Center for Fab Lab Tulsa on Friday.

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