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How to Frame the Sharing Economy Narrative (and Move On)

How to Frame the Sharing Economy Narrative (and Move On) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Quite recently I’ve had the chance to participate to Pisa’s Internet Festival, one of the biggest Italian event about the Internet (as per the name). I was the curator of an entire conference afternoon that was dedicated to the theme of the sharing economy (or the collaborative economy as I very much more like to call it lately).

 

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The evolution of growth: Multiplier effects

The evolution of growth:  Multiplier effects | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

THE question seems basic, but economists have yet to find a comprehensive answer: why and how do economies grow? Additional capital and labour were long considered the main factors. Then the focus shifted to higher productivity and increased human capital, the knowledge embodied in members of society.



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The Partner State for Science: The Government as radical, patient innovator | P2P Foundation

The Partner State for Science: The Government as radical, patient innovator | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Stewart Brand in a summary of a talk by Mariana Mazzucato: “The iPhone, Mazzucato pointed out, is held up as a classic example of world-changing innovation coming from business. Yet every feature of the iPhone was created, originally, by multi-decade government-funded research. From DARPA came the microchip, the Internet, the micro hard drive, the DRAM …
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100 Women who are co-creating the P2P Society: Anne-Sophie Novel on sustainable localism | P2P Foundation

100 Women who are co-creating the P2P Society: Anne-Sophie Novel on sustainable localism | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Anne-Sophie Novel is a French journalist, blogger and advocate at the convergence of different topics such as the sharing economy and sustainability, who will be active as well on the next big climate change topic in Paris, i.e. COP. The interview was conducted by Michel Bauwens. * Dear Anne-Sophie, you are well-known in France as …
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Toward Regenerative Society: Plan for Rapid Transition - Commons Transition Wiki

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The Commons Transition/P2P Foundation team was pleasantly surprised while reading the Center for Planetary Culture's Plan for Rapid Transition, authored by Daniel Pinchbeck. It is a thorough and inspiring overview for transitioning to a more sensible cognitive framework that holds many similarities to our own Commons Transition Plan, including its focus on an integrative global phase transition.

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The 5 Types Of Innovation For The Future Of Work, Pt. 2: Customer Innovation

The 5 Types Of Innovation For The Future Of Work, Pt. 2: Customer Innovation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As the world of work continues to evolve at a rapid pace, innovation continues to become both a top priority and a top challenge.
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Yanis Varoufakis saw the answer to Greece’s euro crisis in computer game economy | The National

Yanis Varoufakis saw the answer to Greece’s euro crisis in computer game economy | The National | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Former Greek finance minister’s alternative to Greece remaining in the euro was to introduce an online tax settlement platform and parallel payment system to replace paper money.
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How To Talk About The Future Of Work

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The Future of Work is an incredibly popular topic these days. This great debate is also introducing new phrases to define specific components of how we work.
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Open source hardware based automated gardening system using low cost soil moisture sensor

One of the problems faced by people living in cities is lack of time. Many people have gardens in their homes. Maintenance of these gardens is tedious and time ...
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Can we end hunger in the post-2015 frame with food as a commodity?

Can we end hunger in the post-2015 frame with food as a commodity? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We need a new social contract whereby food is considered a commons and nutrition a public good, a necessary narrative to develop universal food coverage schemes at national level similar to those of health and education. The supply/demand rules will
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Essay of the Day: The More-Than-Human Commons: commoning is caring | P2P Foundation

Essay of the Day: The More-Than-Human Commons: commoning is caring | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Where the more-than-human commons departs from other interpretations is in recognizing how the starting point is not an individual subject separated from other people and the world around them, but a relational subject who is always already caught up in a world that is intimately shared . This understanding is not based on an ideal but on the materially and socially constituted relations and practices that tie humans and non-humans together within a particular collective or territory. If we talk of ‘use-rights’ in the commons then these must be contingent on ongoing participation in the production and care of the commons understood as the entire collective of humans, animals, artifacts, elements that are necessary to maintain life processes. This meaning can already be found in the roots of the word ‘commons': ‘com’ (together) and ‘munis’ (under obligation). First, this tells us that the commons is produced together, reflecting our inter-dependence, the assumption that our world is already shared. Second, and arising from this, the obligation that such inter-dependence demands of us. The commons is not a ‘thing’ that we have access to because we hold a title deed or authorization, but something that is ours because we produce and care for it, because we common.”

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HORNET - Onion routing at network level to speed up and secure anonymous communications | P2P Foundation

HORNET - Onion routing at network level to speed up and secure anonymous communications | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This is a paper proposing improvements to onion routing, which anonymises data traffic and communications on the internet. The proposal is to put the routing protocol at network level, providing higher speed transmission and adding encryption features. HORNET: High-speed Onion Routing at the Network Layer In this paper, we address the question of “what minimal …
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Populist polarization and the slow death of democracy in Ecuador

Populist polarization and the slow death of democracy in Ecuador | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This article analyses how the interactions between a strong populist government in Ecuador and a weak, divided, and inefficient internal opposition in a context of weak liberal institutions could lead to what Guillermo O'Donnell termed “the slow death of democracy”. Rafael Correa was elected with a substantive project of democratization understood as economic redistribution and social justice. His administration got rid of neoliberal policies and decaying traditional political parties, while simultaneously co-opting social movements, regulating civil society, and colonizing the public sphere. Because the judiciary was subordinated to Correa, social movement activists, journalists, and media owners could not use the legal system to resist Correa's crack down of civil society and regulation of the privately owned media. They took their grievances to supranational organizations like the Organization of American States. When these organizations stepped in to challenge Correa, his government denounced imperialist intervention in his nation's internal affairs, and advocated for the creation of new supranational institutions without US presence.

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An alternative Greek currency

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The truth of the matter is, the very powerful Troika of creditors were not interested in coming to a sensible, honorable mutually beneficial agreement. -- Yanis Varoufakis The euro was flawed from ...
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Shared ownership: a real life experiment - Crowd Expedition

Shared ownership: a real life experiment - Crowd Expedition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In Amsterdam I had a highly interesting talk with Felix Lepoutre, founder of MeetBerlage. Felix is experimenting with his own company in shared
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The Hyper-Exploitative Labor Practices of Amazon.com | P2P Foundation

The Hyper-Exploitative Labor Practices of Amazon.com | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Let’s start by asking for a show of hands: who has ever purchased anything from Amazon.com? It is incredibly convenient but, as I will show, in the shadows of this convenience linger the social costs for Amazon’s workers. Behind the screen: wage theft and total workplace surveillance. This is one of Amazon’s so-called “inactivity reports.” These documents are issued by the company to its warehouse workers. The example here is from Germany; I translated it for you:

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Book of the Day - Cooperative Advantage | P2P Foundation

Book of the Day - Cooperative Advantage | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“When you run an organisation for the bene?t of everyone it touches, your achievements are more lasting and more meaningful than the old hoary achievements of so-called shareholder value. And when you accord each individual the dignity of ownership you unleash creativity and innovation on a scale few traditional business leaders dare dream of.

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The Future of Work, Travel, Retirement and More

The Future of Work, Travel, Retirement and More | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In 20 years, millennials will be middle-aged and transforming the workplace, employee benefits will be irrelevant and the Internet of Things will upend retirement.
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P2PVALUE project drives peer production forward - Cordis News

P2PVALUE project drives peer production forwardCordis NewsDeveloped using Drupal, the technology behind the directory is robust but also flexible enough to, for example, manage different categories of users ?
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Uber and the triumph of capitalism - RenewAmerica

Uber and the triumph of capitalism - RenewAmerica | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Stand by your principles and be comfortable with confrontation. So few people are, so when the people with the red tape come, it becomes a negotiation.
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Values Revolution - +SocialGood Summit UK 2015 - YouTube

Global Tolerance CEO Rosie Warin recently had the opportunity to speak at +SocialGood UK on technology and its role as the driving force behind the Values Revolution. Listen to Rosie’s talk and find out some of the ways we can use digital media for social good.

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How Relevant is the Sharing Economy?

July 28 -- Menlo Ventures Managing Director Venky Ganesan discusses Stripe fundraising at $5B and brokers of the sharing economy. He speaks with ...
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Essay of the Day: Open Source Finance Hacking | P2P Foundation

Essay of the Day: Open Source Finance Hacking | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“The hacker drive for de-alienated self-empowerment throws up tricky issues. As people with a hacker impulse gain confidence, they can become increasingly intolerant towards conventions, but also towards institutions like large welfare systems, which are viewed as being alienating in their own way. When combined with the individualistic streak, this can make for a libertarian political impulse. At its best, that can be a left-leaning libertarianism concerned with how to empower the underdog from the bottom up, showing solidarity with those in less empowered positions, similar to anarchist mutual aid. In its negative incarnation, though, hacker culture can fetishise personal liberty, a conservative ‘don’t tell me what to do’ libertarianism associated with people who already have power and who do not particularly go out of their way to help spread it. We see this in the likes of libertarian activist Adam Kokesh, who says ‘fuck you’ to authorities, but without really offering much empathy to those who are not empowered, skilled, or connected enough to be as bold as he.”

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The economics of Laudate Si as commons economics ! | P2P Foundation

The economics of Laudate Si as commons economics ! | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

There is … a different sort of economics that helps us see the sense in what Francis proposes—the economics of the commons. This is a tradition that includes the “all things in common” described in the New Testament Book of Acts and the primacy of the common good over private property, upheld from Augustine to modern social teaching. People throughout history have practiced the art of “commoning” to steward goods that states and markets are not equipped to handle. The late Elinor Ostrom won a Nobel Prize in economics for her research on how longstanding communities govern resources like fisheries and forests, and today the commons of information is undergoing a revival through practices like open-source software. Communities manage their commons in many different ways, using many of the same tools we use to manage our households—like relationship, custom, listening, ritual and love. Act like a greedy homo economicus at the dinner table, and don’t expect to be offered dessert.

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The Class Logic Behind Austerity Policies in the Euro-Area: Can SYRIZA Put Forward a Progressive Alternative?

The Class Logic Behind Austerity Policies in the Euro-Area: Can SYRIZA Put Forward a Progressive Alternative? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
After the outbreak of the 2008 global economic crisis, extreme austerity policies prevailed in many parts of the developed capitalist world, especially in the European Union and the Euro-area. Austerity has been criticized as an irrational policy, which further deteriorates the economic crisis by creating a vicious cycle of falling effective demand, recession and over-indebtedness. However, these criticisms can hardly explain why this ‘irrational’ or ‘wrong’ policy persists, despite its ‘failure
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Almodóvar urges Spanish left to unite for change after victories for citizen platforms

Almodóvar urges Spanish left to unite for change after victories for citizen platforms | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Cultural leaders urge support for coalition to take radical change from city halls to national government
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