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on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Growth Hacking Uber — Mobile Culture — Medium

Growth Hacking Uber — Mobile Culture — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The phenomenon that is Uber can be explained by even a luddite—it’s a brilliant yet simple idea that solves a real pain point for people around the world — how to get from point A to point B in a safe, efficient and cost effective way. You push a button, and in as little as 5 minutes a black car, taxi or a peer-to-peer driven car is there to pick you up. The experience is nonpareil.

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Airbnb cozies up to cities - Fortune (blog)

Airbnb cozies up to cities - Fortune (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The "sharing economy" pioneer launches an ambitious new partnership with Portland, Ore. -- and a new model for enriching the cities in which it operates. (Think philanthropy, free smoke detectors, and … a way to collect taxes.)
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Distributed Innovation and Creativity, Peer Production, and Commons in Networked Economy - OpenMind

Distributed Innovation and Creativity, Peer Production, and Commons in Networked Economy - OpenMind | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Wikipedia and the free open source software have become examples of remarkable innovation in the production of information.
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Brands that have blazed trails in the sharing economy - iMediaConnection.com

Brands that have blazed trails in the sharing economy - iMediaConnection.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Next time you visit a strange city, how will you find a place to stay? If you are of a certain demographic -- a Millennial or a Gen-Xer, perhaps -- chances are you will look for a place on AirBnB, a site on which average people list rooms and homes for rent, often at lower prices than hotels. Another such site, CrashMyPad, advertises "unique accommodations." On these sites and others, people make extra money by renting out overnight accommodations in their own homes.


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We Do Not Live in a Post-Scarcity World

We Do Not Live in a Post-Scarcity World | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Jeremy Rifkin long has perfected the art of adding two and two and getting five. In the 1980s, he claimed that entropy made it impossible for a free economy to exist, and therefore Rifkin concluded the state needed to plan and run things. How the state would triumph over the second law of thermodynamics is anyone’s guess. He later declared that a new “hydrogen economy” was just around the corner — government just needed to engage in central planning and order hydrogen to be our new fuel of choice.

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makes a caricature of Rifkin's position and then attacks it… 

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Will Non-Profits Participate in the Sharing Economy?

Will Non-Profits Participate in the Sharing Economy? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Jeremy Rifkin, a widely published economics punditargued last week that non-profts are going to play an increasingly important role as our economy shifts to a zero-marginal cost “sharing” economy.  (Example for the uninitiated: it costs Netflix nearly $0 to streamFerris Bueller’s Day Off to your TV.)  


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7 Cities That Have Their Own Currencies

7 Cities That Have Their Own Currencies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There are a handful of currencies around the world that you can only spend in a single town or city. Here are seven of the best-known examples.
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What bitcoin needs next: education and an ecosystem, says Marc Andreessen

What bitcoin needs next: education and an ecosystem, says Marc Andreessen | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bitcoin is still in its growing phase, and it’s now Silicon Valley and the bitcoin community’s responsibility to explain it, said Marc Andreessen in a panel at CoinSummit.
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Sharing Economy: Don't be a dick; Identify yourself.

Zaarly's Bo Fishback, Zimride/Lyft's John Zimmer, TaskRabbit's Leah Busque, and NextDoor's Nirav Tolia talk to Sarah about the increasing importance of identity in building the offline connection in the sharing economy.

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WO#D (World Open Hash Design) — Medium

WO#D (World Open Hash Design) — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The present day global set of sovereign states is not capable of keeping peace, and it is not capable of saving the biosphere’s non-replaceable natural resources. What has been needed for the last 5,000 years, has become technologically feasible in the last 100, but not yet politically, is a global body politic composed of cells on the scale of the Neolithic-Age village community — a scale on which participants could be personally acquainted with each other, while each of them would also be a citizen of the world state.”

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The Economic Realms: Sack the Economists!

The Economic Realms: Sack the Economists! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Non-mainstream economists are all-too aware of the failure of mainstream economists to anticipate, let alone avoid, the Global Financial Crisis and the ensuing Great Recession.  The mainstream profession is also failing to fix the problem, and is actually making it worse.

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Spanish Robin Hood Enric Duran on Capitalism and "Integral Revolution"

Spanish Robin Hood Enric Duran on Capitalism and "Integral Revolution" | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In this interview, Neal Gorenflo (founder, Shareable), Michel Bauwens (founder, P2P Foundation), and John Restakis (author, Humanizing the Economy) speak with Enric Duran. Duran is a Catalan anti-capitalist activist, best known for his act of “financial civil disobedience” announced on September 17, 2008, in which he took out half a million Euros in bank loans and distributed the funds to anti-capitalist movements. As it was never his intention to pay these debts, but instead to stir debate about the unfair legal advantages afforded to the powerful financial elite, he was soon labeled “Robin Banks,” and faced with a lengthy prison sentence. The resulting legal actions and his subsequent seclusion have left him living virtually underground, although he maintains selective contact and has stated that he may return, contingent on a variety of factors. Despite his precarious legal status, his work continues undiminished in the Catalan Integral Cooperative (CIC), which describes itself as a “transitional initiative for social transformation from below, through self-management, self-organization, and networking.” Here is Enric Duran talking about his work and life.


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Integral Revolution

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In this interview, Neal Gorenflo (founder, Shareable), Michel Bauwens (founder, P2P Foundation), and John Restakis(author, “Humanizing the Economy”) speak with Enric Duran. Duran is a Catalan anti-capitalist activist, perhaps best known for his well-publicized act of “financial civil disobedience” announced on September 17, 2008, in which he described his having attained roughly half a million Euros in bank loans and subsequently distributing these funds to support anti-capitalist activist movements. As it was never his intention to pay these debts but instead to stir debate about the unfair legal advantages afforded to the powerful financial elite, he was soon labeled “Robin Banks”, and faced with a lengthy prison sentence. 
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New Linux Foundation Members Collaborate on Connected Car Technology - Marketwired (press release)

New Linux Foundation Members Collaborate on Connected Car Technology - Marketwired (press release) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 26, 2014) - Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit - The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Advanced Driver Information Technology GmbH, ATS Advanced Telematic Systems GmbH, GlobalLogic, and OBIGO are joining the organization.

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What All the Outrage Over the Oculus Deal Says About Facebook, the Brand - AdAge.com

What All the Outrage Over the Oculus Deal Says About Facebook, the Brand - AdAge.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The Oculus Rift was an exciting piece of tech that was untied to any platform, giving an open opportunity for software developers to explore VRUI.

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What’s Driving the Collaborative Economy [Infographic]

What’s Driving the Collaborative Economy [Infographic] | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What's Driving the Collaborative Economy [Infographic] - infographic General (What’s Driving the Collaborative Economy [#Infographic] #Sharing is the new buying.
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How the Sharing Economy Opens New Doors for Travelers - SmarterTravel.com

How the Sharing Economy Opens New Doors for Travelers - SmarterTravel.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Why share? After the economic downturn, people developed innovative ways to make money by sharing resources they already had, such as houses, vehicles, and skills, creating a new economy based on collaborative consumption. While this power-to-the-people movement has mobilized an army of microentrepreneurs, it has also resulted in traveler benefits ranging from practical (savings, convenience, and personalized attention) to enriching (authentic experiences and real human connection). It also supports local communities and encourages sustainability.

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Zero Marginal Cost Society - P2P Foundation

Zero Marginal Cost Society - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"In The Zero Marginal Cost Society, New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin argues that the capitalist era is passing—not quickly, but inevitably. The emerging Internet of Things is giving rise to a new economic system—the Collaborative Commons—that will transform our way of life.

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3 Ways The Facebook-Oculus Deal Could Work Out, From Awesome To Terrifying - ReadWrite

3 Ways The Facebook-Oculus Deal Could Work Out, From Awesome To Terrifying - ReadWrite | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Facebook just placed a $2 billion bet on the Next Big Thing by snapping up startup Oculus VR and its young but much-gushed-over virtual-reality headset, the Oculus Rift. And not in the next-hit-app sense or the everyday-bullshit-press-release sense—like most actual Big Things, Oculus isn’t a one-trick-app or a gimmick.

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Yet another Bitcoin exchange implodes: Vircurex will freeze accounts tomorrow

Yet another Bitcoin exchange implodes: Vircurex will freeze accounts tomorrow | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Vircurex is the latest company to join the growing list of insolvent Bitcoin exchanges, according to a statement issued on its site today.

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PandoMonthly: Does money ruin the sharing economy?

Does money ruin the sharing economy? Airbnb's Brian Chesky weighs in.
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CEO Supper Club: How mobile's driving the sharing economy

Zaarly's Bo Fishback, Zimride/Lyft's John Zimmer, TaskRabbit's Leah Busque, and NextDoor's Nirav Tolia talk to Sarah about mobile versus social and what's truly driving the sharing economy.

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P2P and Utopia

The FLOSS and Wikipedia are only some examples of the P2P movement that is building the world it wants within the confines of the fragmented world it wants to transcend.
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BBC Radio 4 - The Great Global Warming Gold Rush

BBC Radio 4 - The Great Global Warming Gold Rush | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Justin Rowlatt meets people who believe there are business opportunities in climate change
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Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies - YouTube

http://www.ted.com We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on health, lifespan, even such basic values as trust.

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