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on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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A simple solution to the privacy conundrum? - Information Age

A simple solution to the privacy conundrum? - Information Age | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Personal clouds and trust networks are the future of data management, says MIT professor Sandy Pentland - 

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Human Nature and the Moral Economy - Scientific American (blog)

Human Nature and the Moral Economy - Scientific American (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Economics is inextricably tied to moral behavior, though few economists will say that. It’s time someone did.

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Proposal: A Cooperative Strategy for Distributed Renewable Energy (3): a call to action

Proposal: A Cooperative Strategy for Distributed Renewable Energy (3): a call to action | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Cooperatives offer immense potential to influence social change. But the cooperative model is not without its inherent complexities, and those engaging the cooperative sector must not be naïve; the cooperative can be gamed for the benefit of a select few at the expense of larger member-owners.

 
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Crowd Farming at TEDxSydney 2013

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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T-Corporations - P2P Foundation

T-Corporations - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"There is only one way to ensure that a company will make decisions in the interests of the people it serves: Put those people in control of the company. So let me introduce the T corporation. Most business-savvy people know that there are S corporations (Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code) and C corporations (Subchapter C), but almost no one thinks about forming a T corporation (Subchapter T). But T corporations have been around for a long time, and they have a major benefit of not paying tax if 1) they are governed democratically by the shareholders (i.e., everyone gets one vote in the election of the board, regardless of share value) and 2) the earnings of the company are distributed to the shareholders on the basis of how much they patronize (i.e. do business with) the company.

 
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Three Competing Societal and Economic Models in the Age of Peer Production - P2P Foundation

Three Competing Societal and Economic Models in the Age of Peer Production - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

see also for consolidated and expanded material: Transition Proposals Towards a Commons-Oriented Economy and Society

 
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Exploiting the Commons in Ecuador

Exploiting the Commons in Ecuador | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How do Ecuadorian economic practices and regulations define the consumption and distribution of common-pool resources?

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How to Create an eBook the Open Source Way

How to Create an eBook the Open Source Way | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Astute readers will have noticed that we’ve begun publishing our "Open Voices" eBooks in the ePub format. Now, some of our best essays and interviews are available as lightweight and portable files, and can be read on any electronic reading device that supports this open standard.

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The corrosive effects of green puritanism: or why some people should fly

“I was horrified at some of the responses to Transition Towns Founder Rob Hopkins’s decision to fly to the US and help strengthen the Transition movement there (Hopkins had made a public commitment not to fly years ago, after seeing Al Gore’s documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth’).

 
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74 Of The Most Interesting Facts About The Millennial Generation

74 Of The Most Interesting Facts About The Millennial Generation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Throughout the years, I’ve collected some of the most interesting primary and secondary research related to the millennial generation (also termed Gen Y). These stats shed lights on how the economy has affected their lives, their values, how they view the workplace, their consumer and investing habits, political views and entrepreneurial spirit. Here is my full list by category:

 
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Expert Interview: The Millennials in the Collaborative Economy | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

Expert Interview: The Millennials in the Collaborative Economy | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I’ve known Dan for years, we both worked in the social business space, him at EMC, while I was at HDS.  We learned together, shared insights, and he even featured me in some of his publications.  In my opinion, Dan has become one of the leading voices of the millennial generation.

 
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Homeless, Unemployed, and Surviving on Bitcoins | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Homeless, Unemployed, and Surviving on Bitcoins | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The bitcoin system could become an equalizer for the country’s homeless, a place where the stigma of living on the streets isn’t as pronounced.
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I, for one, welcome our robotic communist jobless future

I, for one, welcome our robotic communist jobless future | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Comment Various of the concerned intelligensia seem to be worried at present that the computers and the robots are going to come and take all our jobs. None of us will have anything to do, we'll starve and the capitalists who own the robots will end up with everything.

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How to Organize a WikiSprint

How to Organize a WikiSprint | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

On March 20, the hashtag #GlobalP2P suddenly vaulted up among Twitter’s most globally used. One detail: It had never before been a trending topic. Afterward, #GlobalP2P was an insistent echo raising the visibility of theP2P Foundation's Wikisprint event, a mapping of the commons and peer-to-peer space taking place that day in Latin America and Southern Europe. The explosion of #GlobalP2P as a trending topic was no accident. There was a intensive process underway to increase participation in and awareness of the Wikisprint with hundreds of groups, individuals, foundations, universities, and governments involved.

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Open Initiative develops and implements tools to offer another vision of IT service

Open Initiative develops and implements tools to offer another vision of IT service | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Open Initiative develops and implements tools to offer another vision of IT services  
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Can Debt Spark a Revolution?

Can Debt Spark a Revolution? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
by David Graeber
If Occupy evolves into a debt resistance movement, the results could be explosive. (Can Debt Spark a Revolution? by David Graeber - Is Occupy about debt resistance?
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When the cell-phone had us unconnected

Entering into the debate on the freedom of the individual, being liberated especially from the oppression of the tightly dictated morality based on religion, on say what constituted good and bad, these two German philosophers argued that what appeared like freedom, the Enlightenment – as was called, was just another form of oppression. From the oppression of religion to the oppression of the market and the workplace!

 

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Occupy Wall Street at Age Two: Memorialized in Documentaries, but Not Buried

Occupy Wall Street at Age Two: Memorialized in Documentaries, but Not Buried | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Reuters remarked on its new focus on the theme of the "Robin Hood Tax," as did Forbesmagazine which felt it "might have some merit. The Ed Show on MSNBC had nice things to say about its messages which have "survived."

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Workers' Compensation: TEPCO Official: Fukushima is Out of Control

Workers' Compensation: TEPCO Official: Fukushima is Out of Control | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

International corporate responsibility for worker safety has worldwide ramifications. Today's post was shared by WCBlog and comes from www.commondreams.org 

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7 Steps to Starting a Movement on Social Media

7 Steps to Starting a Movement on Social Media | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“GLOBALISATION” has become the buzzword of the last two decades. The sudden increase in the exchange of knowledge, trade and capital around the world, driven by technological innovation, from the internet to shipping containers, thrust the term into the limelight.

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Occupy Theory Links Ideas and Action | US Social Forum

Occupy Theory Links Ideas and Action | US Social Forum | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“GLOBALISATION” has become the buzzword of the last two decades. The sudden increase in the exchange of knowledge, trade and capital around the world, driven by technological innovation, from the internet to shipping containers, thrust the term into the limelight.

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Social Media Can Start a Revolution

Social Media Can Start a Revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I wholeheartedly embrace social media. The fact that I can post videos on my Twitter of my 4-year-old son talking about how much he loves salami, or as he calls it "meat pancakes", or his mispronunciation of the word for his testicles as "nucksack" is pretty much parental gold. Despite my obvious gross misuse of a fantastic social tool, I do have more respectable uses for social media, and ultimately my own voice.

 
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Social revolution Why do we share our lives online? - GoErie.com

Social revolution Why do we share our lives online? - GoErie.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

More than 1 billion people use Facebook. Hundreds of millions use other social sites, too, such as Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and dozens and dozens of others. What is it about these sites that draws users to share photos, accomplishments, fears, bad news, good news, opinions, random thoughts, inspiration and ideas with everyone in their world?


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Peering Into the Future: The Sharing Economy Gets a New Megaphone Thanks to Peers | Sustainable Brands

Peering Into the Future: The Sharing Economy Gets a New Megaphone Thanks to Peers | Sustainable Brands | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I’m sitting in an office on the 13th floor of Mayor Eduardo Paes’s headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. I’ve come to speak with Pedro Paulo, the Staff Secretary who presided over Rio’s first city-sponsored hackathon, an overnight Red Bull and hot-dog infused tech fest that opened up a cache of city data to 75 Rio citizens eager to make their city better with apps.

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a review of The Empathic Civilization: The Race To Global Consciousness In A World In Crisis

a review of The Empathic Civilization: The Race To Global Consciousness In A World In Crisis | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

At 674 pages, 57 of which are notes and index, Jeremy Rifkin's The Empathic Civilization is not a book you'll sit down and read in an afternoon or evening. But if you're a person who is concerned about  global or local issues, it is a book you will want to read. It is packed with invaluable information and insight about steering a (relatively) safe course through the sometimes rough seas of our rapidly changing, interconnected world. Though it took me a while to read, I find every minute spent with it informative and valuable. The information alone makes The Empathic Civilization worth reading because of the insights the information brings.

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Curated by jean lievens
Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation