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For us by us: Bitcoin moving out of crypto-enthusiast box

For us by us: Bitcoin moving out of crypto-enthusiast box | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The fascinating emergence of Bitcoin has been powered largely by a “for us by us” dynamic, the growth of specialists intimately involved with cryptography, embraced by highly technical people of a wider variety. Eventually this bubbled up to the venture capitalist world, with a concerted attempt to “bring Bitcoin to the masses,” including PR campaigns like that recently waged by Marc Andreessen in the New York Times.


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Why Permaculture is the Answer

Why Permaculture is the Answer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Paper: A systems and thermodynamics perspective on technology in the circular economy. By Crelis F. Rammelt and Phillip Crisp. real-world economics review, issue no.
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One Big Reason for Voter Turnout Decline and Income Inequality: Smaller Unions - The American Prospect

One Big Reason for Voter Turnout Decline and Income Inequality: Smaller Unions - The American Prospect | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The decline of labor unions has shifted the balance of power not only in the country at large, but within the Democratic Party. Hello Wall Street; bye-bye voters...
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This is why Piketty matters: Davos and the real story about economists and the 1 percent

This is why Piketty matters: Davos and the real story about economists and the 1 percent | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Economists take heat for failing to predict crises, but not disclosing financial ties is a bigger problem
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Ecological Economics, and Changing Everything - Center for Research on Globalization

Ecological Economics, and Changing Everything - Center for Research on Globalization | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I would like to thank and acknowledge the First Nations of the territories where we live and are meeting, the Anishinaabe Mississauga, Seneca, Huron-Wendat, ‘Neutrals,’ and other peoples whose ancestors lived here. The land claim of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, relating to the Crown’s 1805 acquisition of land running from Ashbridge’s Bay westward to the mouth of the Credit River, and extending 28 miles northward, is still under negotiation. Toronto owes its location and earliest traditions as a meeting place to the aboriginal peoples who developed sustainable ways of living and welcomed settlers here. The appalling treatment of aboriginal peoples by settlers is an ongoing disgrace which is intertwined in many ways with the economic, political, and social systems that have produced climate change.

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NASA Made The Invisible Visible, And Now I Feel A Bit Sick

NASA Made The Invisible Visible, And Now I Feel A Bit Sick | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Here's a two-minute visualization of something happening on our planet that you're not gonna forget.
For most of the world, 2014 was hot. In fact, it was the Hottest. Year. Ever.
Or at least since us humans started recording such things.
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Navigate The Networked Society With Ericsson At AfricaCom 2014

Navigate The Networked Society With Ericsson At AfricaCom 2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This year at AfricaCom, world leader in communications technology and services, Ericsson, will be showcasing future-shaping demos that will help operators improve network performance, expand revenue streams and enhance the customer experience. AfricaCom, the continent’s premier ICT conference starts on Tuesday, November 11 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.

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5 charts that show how social media rules publishing - Digiday

5 charts that show how social media rules publishing - Digiday | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Social media is not just driving the distribution of news but how it's reported as well.
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Sharing economy fails to gain ground in Indian market as startups wary of model - The Economic Times

Sharing economy fails to gain ground in Indian market as startups wary of model - The Economic Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing or collaborative economy is premised on the concept of sharing idle products and services with others.
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Philosophical-Mind The Logistics Internet Explained with Jeremy Rifkin on the Philosophical Mind Channel

Philosophical-Mind The Logistics Internet Explained with Jeremy Rifkin on the Philosophical Mind Channel | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Don&#39t miss new Big Think videos! Subscribe by clicking here httpgooglCPTsV5 Economic theorist and author Jeremy Rifkin explains his concept of The Logis
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Sharing economy: Do you care to share, India? - The Economic Times

Sharing economy: Do you care to share, India? - The Economic Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Businesses which run in a sharing economy find it tough here, where conservation and sharing space with strangers is still new.
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In the 'Workplace of the Future,' We Hang Like Monkeys from Vertical Gardens

In the 'Workplace of the Future,' We Hang Like Monkeys from Vertical Gardens | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sean Cassidy/Joe Wilson What's worse than chatty coworkers interrupting your flow? How about a dude harvesting zucchini from a vertical garden falling and crashing through your desk in a hollering heap?
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Publication: The variable scope of the exclusive economic rights in copyright | Kluwer Copyright Blog

Publication: The variable scope of the exclusive economic rights in copyright | Kluwer Copyright Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The book “The Variable Scope of the Exclusive Economic Rights in Copyright” recently published in Kluwer’s Information Law Series is the result of my doctoral research (which led to a doctoral dissertation defended at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2011).  This article provides an overview of the research described in the book, followed by a more detailed description of some of the key subjects covered.


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Collaborative working: five tech trends to watch for in 2015 - TechRadar

Collaborative working: five tech trends to watch for in 2015 - TechRadar | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

2015 will see significant changes made to our ways of working. As digital devices become more and more central in everyday life, firms are finding that their workforce increasingly consists of tech-savvy employees, who are skilled at using social media and often work remotely, rather than operating from a single office space.

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The inevitability of the sharing economy - R Street

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Uber, AirBnB and other companies that mine the so-called “sharing economy” continue to face legal and regulatory challenges, both in the United States and internationally.

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Study: The world’s cities are being increasingly plagued by heat waves

Study: The world’s cities are being increasingly plagued by heat waves | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Over four decades of global warming, the world's major urban areas are feeling the heat
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Essay of the Day: Peak Inequality and the Impoverishment of Society | P2P Foundation

Essay of the Day: Peak Inequality and the Impoverishment of Society | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The conclusion of the study about the evolution in the U.S. is clear: “the In the present economy, under current government policy, 70% of the population is now sentenced to an impoverished existence.”
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The sharing economy is a lie: Uber, Ayn Rand and the truth about tech and libertarians

The sharing economy is a lie: Uber, Ayn Rand and the truth about tech and libertarians | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Disruptive companies talk a good game about sharing. Uber's really just an under-regulated company making riches
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Satoshi Nakamoto’s greatest creation

Satoshi Nakamoto’s greatest creation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The bitcoin founder left behind a fervent community of true believers -- without them the currency couldn't exist
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Beware! The Second Coming of the Textbook Wars - Flavorwire

Beware! The Second Coming of the Textbook Wars - Flavorwire | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It may not happen today, or tomorrow, but the coming textbook wars will be massive, if quietly so. Why? The world of educational publishing is enormous; it is much bigger than you might imagine. It...
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Uber, Airbnb and consequences of the sharing economy: Research roundup

Uber, Airbnb and consequences of the sharing economy: Research roundup | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
2015 selection of research that helps define, understand and analyze the sharing economy, those who participate in it and its economic impact.
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Suzanne Moore is wrong about the Greens - they are plainly left wing - Open Democracy

Suzanne Moore is wrong about the Greens - they are plainly left wing - Open Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A quick examination of their policies shows a Green party hard to reconcile with Moore's description.
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Syriza's stormy start reflects the new realities in Greece - The National

Syriza's stormy start reflects the new realities in Greece - The National | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The stormy weather in the Greek capital reflects the current post-election political reality in the country, writes Iason Athanasiadis
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Heard the news? Greece’s finance minister is no extremist – THE TELEGRAPH

Heard the news? Greece’s finance minister is no extremist – THE TELEGRAPH | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The man touted as frontunner to be Syriza’s finance minister is not the socialist firebrand which one might expect
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What I Learned from Meeting Greece’s New Finance Minister

What I Learned from Meeting Greece’s New Finance Minister | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In 2011 while preparing to deliver a TEDx talk in Athens, I recall thinking I had taken on a Herculean task in addressing the topic of hope in the most hopeless country in Europe. Until I saw the title of the speaker directly before me. Yianis Varoufakis delivered an address entitled “A Modest Proposal for Transforming Europe.” It was anything but modest. He was an economic advisor and academic back then. He is now Greece’s new minister of finance and the architect of the economic platform that swept the left-wing Syriza party to election victory.



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BRIGHT FUTURE: £350000 'Fab Lab' centre set to transform Blackburn's ... - Lancashire Telegraph

BRIGHT FUTURE: £350000 'Fab Lab' centre set to transform Blackburn's ... - Lancashire Telegraph | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
AN ambitious plan has been unveiled to create Lancashire’s first ‘Fab Lab’ - a creative and digital technology centre aimed at young entrepreneurs.
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