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DESPERADOS THEORY: Prototype TimeBank on ethereum

DESPERADOS THEORY: Prototype TimeBank on ethereum | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This is a prototype mutual credit system created on ethereum.
The units are expressed in HOURS, like in TimeBanks. 
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The power of “What If…?” | Neighborhood Economics

Neighborhood Economics, as an event and conversation, invites us to ask what we want our economies to say about who we are and what we care about.
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Mass tourism can kill a city – just ask Barcelona’s residents

Mass tourism can kill a city – just ask Barcelona’s residents | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ada Colau: We’ve all been a tourist at some point, but citizens of this great city are fighting for a way of life as they are sidelined by the authorities
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Essay of the Day: Merchant Sharing in a Zero Marginal Cost Economy | P2P Foundation

Essay of the Day: Merchant Sharing in a Zero Marginal Cost Economy | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“This paper is the first attempt to formalize a new field of economics; studding the Intangibles Goods available on the Internet. We are taking advantage of the digital world’s specific rules, in particular the zero marginal cost, to propose a theory of trading & sharing unified. A function based money is created as a world-wide currency; (pronounced /k2p/). We argue that our system discourage speculation activities while it makes easy captured taxes for governments. Next step will be the propagation of the network application and we expect many shared benefits for the whole economics development.”

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Book of the Day: Handbook for Active Democracy | P2P Foundation

Book of the Day: Handbook for Active Democracy | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“This new and original book will show you how we can make our democracies ready for everyone by being open, sharing and collaborative. It’s about taking democracy on a journey from arrogant and controlling to intimate and co-creating.”
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What’s Wrong With the Radical Critique of the People’s Climate March

What’s Wrong With the Radical Critique of the People’s Climate March | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Having the most radical-sounding solutions in the world is all for naught if those solutions are only believed by a relatively small number of self-identifying radicals. We have to engage broader social bases by meeting new participants at the on-ramps by which they initially enter into collective action. The PCM provided such an on-ramp to many thousands of newcomers. Those of us who identify with the left end of the progressive spectrum need to be honest with ourselves about our current lack of capacity for building such on-ramps on our own. If we want to move more people in a radical direction—to fundamentally reengineer the roots of a broken system—it behooves us to build and maintain good relationships with organizations that have more resources and a greater reach, even if they do not share all of our politics. The left of the left spectrum has to muster the courage and savvy to enter into alignments that are too big for us to be able to control.
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Hong Kong protesters on FireChat reveal decentralized future

Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong mobilizing en mass via a peer-to-peer messaging app is just the tip of the iceberg for the technology, says Micha Benoliel, CEO of Open Garden.
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▶ The Rich in America: Power, Control, Wealth and the Elite Upper Class in the United States - YouTube

The American upper class describes the sociological concept pertaining to the "top layer" of society in the United States. This social class is most commonly described as consisting of those with great wealth and power and may also be referred to as the Capitalist Class or simply as The Rich. Persons of this class commonly have immense influence in the nation's political and economic institutions as well as public opinion.
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Could Sweden’s Six-Hour Workday Work in America?

Could Sweden’s Six-Hour Workday Work in America? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The dog days of summer will feel even longer in Sweden for government workers with more leisure time on their hands, thanks to a new six-hour work day.

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Ten Companies That Are Disrupting Their Industries Through Technology - Forbes

Ten Companies That Are Disrupting Their Industries Through Technology - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Looking for a competitive advantage? Try crushing the competition by becoming a leader in your category.
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Why Travel Could Be Bitcoin's Killer App - CoinDesk

Why Travel Could Be Bitcoin's Killer App - CoinDesk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Traveling to various countries often can mean making complex currency conversions. Can bitcoin fix this problem?
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Solving the World's Biggest Problems Takes Ensembles, Not Soloists - Huffington Post

Solving the World's Biggest Problems Takes Ensembles, Not Soloists - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Fortunately, more and more people are recognizing the need for collaborative teams to tackle the biggest challenges humanity faces. We are seeing partnerships of this kind being built by organizations like New Profit to address issues such as early childhood education, college readiness, and the need for community health workers. Consulting firms like FSG and Deloitte/Monitor have set up entire practice units to assist groups in pulling together such collaborations.

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The Math of Brain Networks - Wall Street Journal

The Math of Brain Networks - Wall Street Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How is the brain like Facebook? Both are “small-world networks,” according to a MacArthur-grant winner and her colleagues. The subject of Jordan Ellenberg’s new column, “Beyond the Numbers.”
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How Publishers Are Crafting Their Ello Strategy

How Publishers Are Crafting Their Ello Strategy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ello may consider itself a place where brands are unwelcome, but publishers are already starting to set up shop on the most viral social network since Snapchat burst onto the scene in early 2013.
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Airbnb Lifestyle: The Rise Of The Hipster Nomad | TechCrunch

Airbnb Lifestyle: The Rise Of The Hipster Nomad | TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It all started about a year ago, when my husband and I got struck by a serious bout of travel lust and decided to step out of the Silicon Valley rat race for a while to wander the globe and explore what it was like to live in different parts of the world.

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Data as Culture | www.furtherfield.org

Data as Culture | www.furtherfield.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In a work commissioned by curator Shiri Shalmy for the Open Data Institute's ongoing project Data as Culture, artist Paolo Cirio confronts the prerequisites of art in the era of the user. Your Fingerprints on the Artwork are the Artwork Itself [YFOTAATAI] hijacks loopholes, glitches and security flaws in the infrastructure of the world wide web in order to render every passive website user as pure material. In an essay published on a backdrop of recombined RAW tracking data, Cirio states:
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Update by Simon Michaux on Peak Mining | P2P Foundation

Update by Simon Michaux on Peak Mining | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Data has been collected since this was uploaded and this presentation has evolved.  I now have data to show that the year 2005 was a turning point.  Oil supply became inelastic and at the same time Chinese demand for raw materials accelerated.  Metal prices (Au, Ag, Ni, Pb, Cu, Fe, Zn, etc) spiked and became very volatile.  The 2008 economic correction  of the GFC did not resolve these issues and return metal prices to the levels prior to 2005 nor did it create a new level of stability.  This means that the underlying issues were not addressed and market speculators were not the controlling force.
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Curto Café - P2P Foundation

Curto Café - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

= Coffee-producing community without permanent staff, and no hierarchies, where every client may include him/herself on the crew, interfering with ideas and productions


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Given €20m of taxpayers’ money, what would you do to improve your city?

Given €20m of taxpayers’ money, what would you do to improve your city? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Anne Hidalgo, Paris' first female mayor, allotted 5% of the city hall investment budget to Parisians in the capital's first participatory budget – the largest sum of money ever to have been allocated to such a scheme.
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FarmBot - Humanity's Open-Source Automated Precision Farming Machine

FarmBot - Humanity's Open-Source Automated Precision Farming Machine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
FarmBot is an open-source, scalable, automated precision farming machine. Think of it like a giant 3D printer, but instead of wielding a plastic extruder, its tools are seed injectors, watering nozzles, plows, sensors, and...
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Hacking Households

Creating software has become a flexible, collaborative, and adaptable process: projects develop as code is openly shared, reviewed, adapted, and distributed. Simultaneously, home appliances are increasingly dependent on inflexible standards of production leading to a lack of reparability, less adaptability, and more waste. With affordable technologies of digital manufacturing and electronic platforms, translating code into matter is becoming possible for everyone. Programming object thus seek to bring open source software practices into the world of (open hardware)appliances. Moving away from a top-down approach from corporation to consumer, to one where objects are designed, developed, and produced democratically within open communities.
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Open data platforms: a tool to revolutionise governance

Open data platforms: a tool to revolutionise governance | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Jay Naidoo on how to engage citizens in governance and strengthen civil society through open data
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Should we abolish work? - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Should we abolish work? - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I seem to work a lot. At least, I think I work a lot. Like many in the modern world, I find it pretty hard to tell the difference between work and the rest of my life. Apart from when I’m sleeping, I’m usually reading, writing or thinking (or doing some combination of the three). And since that is essentially what I get paid to do, it is difficult to distinguish between work and leisure. Of course, reading, writing and thinking are features of many jobs. The difference is that, as an academic, I have the luxury of deciding what I should be reading, writing and thinking about.

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Understanding digital politics - The News International

Understanding digital politics - The News International | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Khan’s movement relies on projection of simplified and generalised complexities of a system that has been under attack since its inception. Not by coincidence does his approach strike a chord with the media; and so Khan continues to carry his message on sound bites and mercury lights.

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Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This Age of Collaboration is also creating an economic revolution that is changing the architecture of the corporation in how we create goods and services. Using the findings of a $9-million research project, Don Tapscott describes how companies innovate using the knowledge resources and computing power of millions of people organizing into a massive collective force.

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