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Jeremy Rifkin argues that internet technology and renewable energy could lead the way for a new industrial revolution in the United States and help the count...
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3D-gedrucktes Brienne von Tarth-Cosplay für Barbies von Jim Rodda: „Faire Play is a 3D printed suit of plate mail that's compatible with the Barbie Fashionistas line of dolls. It's Open Source.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jonathan Danial is a concierge, making sure guests have bottled water, crisp linens and the signature house banana bread — in his home.
There is much to ponder as the patchwork of American society continues to unravel from the effects of a new type of capitalist depression.… [T]he wealthiest 1% of Americans earned more than 19 percent of the country’s household income in 2012, their biggest share since 1928, a year before the Wall Street stock-market collapse.… [For an alternative to this] we might look to Occupy’s brief history beyond Wall Street—that is, in the cities and towns where its initial energy was so keenly felt, and where it is likely that many of us have since embarked on new projects that carry the potential of a transitional and transformational politics.… Such is the case in Greensboro, North Carolina, a mid-size Southern city known for its struggles for civil rights and socio-economic justice. It is here where the Occupy movement played a small but seminal role in what has become a fierce, grass-roots struggle for cooperative ownership in the African-American community.
Parking can stir intense passions, especially in San Francisco, where demand for public spaces often exceeds supply. Hence the outcry over apps that let occupants of slots on streets make money by alerting other drivers that they are about to drive away.
"It took 100 years to connect 1 billion places and 25 years to connect 5 billion people.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
A new report from PhoCusWright on private accommodation rentals and the sharing economy should give the entire lodging industry something to think about.
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.
The partners of the CATALYST project launch an Open Call for Collaboration to community partners interested in trying and testing the CATALYST tools
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.
THANKS LARGELY to clever technologies, Boston’s transportation system is evolving, moving away from the familiar model of private cars and public transit to something cheaper, greener, more convenient, and more consumer friendly. It’s an exciting future the city needs to embrace; it also needs to push things along.
Nest. GoPro. Beats. Jawbone. Oculus. All hardware companies and each of them accorded multi-billion-dollar valuations either in private investment transactions or acquisitions by some of the largest technology companies on the planet.
Dompak, an “eco-city” in Indonesia, for example, was supposed to be a new administrative capital and a model for sustainable growth.
Marketplaces. They’re all the rage, in fact, the media can’t stop talking about them, people can’t stop searching for them, and investors have deployed $2.4 billion in just the last seven months.
As a particularly flexible economy, it is a challenge, but it is one we can rise to.” Then there is the question of regulation.
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.
"If the goal was to make money, I would have chosen a different route," says Kimmelman. "Owning a business is not the easiest life.
A lesson in sustainable Star Trekonomics featuring Charles Eisenstein, George Carlin, Martin Luther King Jr. and a couple captains of the Enterprise...
“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.
Guests: Sharing forward to solve hunger - www.sparenyc.org and www.evelandBnB.com, a successful AirBnB host
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.
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.