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on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Join the Sharing City Network!

Join the Sharing City Network! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
From Mira Luna, Neal Gorenflo, and team Shareable.
Imagine a city where everyone’s needs are met because people make the personal choice to share. Where everyone can create meaningful livelihoods. Where fresh, local food is available to all.
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Open Source #Hardware: OHS 2013: "Open-source hardware in the creative world" - element14

Open Hardware Summit attendees packed the Kresge Auditorium at MIT last Friday with eyes and minds wide open to hear from engineers and makers on their open-source designs and overall thinking on the concept of sharing ideas and knowledge.

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Search, book and plan Travel in the Sharing Economy

Trablr is the first site that lets you search, plan and book your entire trip by using only peer-to-peer travel services! 
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Seeing Money as part of the Commons - P2P Foundation

We see how the Transnationals are now attacking Water as part of the Commons. Water is ‘not a human right’. Land has long ago been privatized. But Land and Monetary Reform are in many respects the same fights and we can add Water to the equation too.

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P2P Foundation's blog » Blog Archive » Towards T-Corporations ...

The companies made one fatal error: You can’t truly remedy today’s economic problems by using the same business structures that created the economic problems. Because of their current ownership structure, Airbnb, Lyft, Über, and TaskRabbit could be bought out by ever larger and more centralized companies that won’t necessarily care about the well-being of people using the services, or about the overall abundance of jobs in our economy. 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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This entry was posted on Saturday, September 28th, 2013 at 11:39 am and is filed under Ethical Economy, P2P Governance, P2P Public Policy, Peer Production, Sharing. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

 
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An argument for a Global Profit Tax - P2P Foundation

“The cascade of revelations in recent months showing multinational companies doing a huge amount of business here and yet paying virtually no corporation tax has provoked widespread public demands for something to be done. But people tend to be rather hazier on what that “something” should be.

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Expanding in downtown - #Fablabs

Expanding in downtown - #Fablabs | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


If all goes as planned, in about a year downtown Statesboro should be home to a "fab lab" where cutting-edge technology such as 3-D printing will help birth not just new businesses, but new ideas.

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Seven Lessons from Crowd-Sourcing the World: How Grand Challenges and ... - LinkedIn Today

Seven Lessons from Crowd-Sourcing the World: How Grand Challenges and ... - LinkedIn Today | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In 2010, a small skunkworks team at USAID, working with two external experts, Dr. Rick Klausner, former Executive Director of Global Health at the Gates Foundation, and Dr. Carol Dahl, now head of the Lemelson Foundation, decided to design what was, for USAID, a completely novel approach to development – using open innovation to solve wicked development problems. Using the “Grand Challenges” model, pioneered by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Grand Challenges Canada, USAID adapted their world-class health research program to a means of sourcing and translating innovations around big global challenges. This allowed the Agency to move from incremental to revolutionary advances in its ability to tackle the world’s most difficult problems in many areas of development – health, energy, food security, education, and governance. We sought to pay homage to the genesis of the idea, naming the program Grand Challenges for Development (GCDs).

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The Sparks of Rebellion - by Chris Hedges

The Sparks of Rebellion - by Chris Hedges | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I am reading and rereading the debates among some of the great radical thinkers of the 19th and 20th centuries about the mechanisms of social change. These debates were not academic. They were frantic searches for the triggers of revolt.

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Urban Greenspace and Collective Health Ownership | Center for Humans & Nature

Sometimes a city makes a pointed effort to create green where the people are. New York City is a great example of this movement. Outside of the Brooklyn Museum, the green space shown in Figure 3 is maintained by the city for use as a reading space, a place to congregate, and a reminder to slow down before entering the city streets again on the trek to the subway.

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Managing Open Innovation in Large Firms

“Henry Chesbrough and Sabine Brunswicker have released a great report on “Managing Open Innovation in Large Firms” in which they give us the answers to the above questions. And yes, the conclusion is that open innovation works and that there is a growing level of interest and investment in this new paradigm of innovation. The report is freely available. It is definitely worth a read as suggested by these overall conclusions:

 
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This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 at 3:24 am and is filed under Economy and Business, Open Models. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

 
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Transition Research Network - P2P Foundation

Transition Research Network - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The Transition Research Network (TRN) is a self-organising peer group of academics and community activists which aims to: Help advance understanding and practice in Transition; Support Transition groups to address their research needs Help transform the crisis in our universities into an opportunity for positive change in research culture, making research relevant, fulfilling, and fun.

 
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P2P gaining popularity

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John McAfee's D-Central Blocks NSA Surveillance for $100 - IGN

John McAfee's D-Central Blocks NSA Surveillance for $100 - IGN | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The eccentric millionaire showed up in San Jose to reveal his plans for a device capable of creating surveillance-free, personal networks.
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Social Media and the Musical Revolution: Does the Money add up?

Social Media and the Musical Revolution: Does the Money add up? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With platforms such as Spotify and Last.fm acting as potential shields against the laziness of piracy, would it be too fool-hearty to propose that social media could help save the music industry?

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Is peer-to-peer travel sharing for you? - USA TODAY

Is peer-to-peer travel sharing for you? - USA TODAY | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If you're talking about the $3.5 billion-a-year "sharing" economy, which turns consumers into travel providers, you'll often hear a "no."

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Oxford Professors: Robots And Computers Could Take Half Our Jobs Within the Next 20 Years

Oxford Professors: Robots And Computers Could Take Half Our Jobs Within the Next 20 Years | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What are human workers going to do when super-intelligent robots and computers are better than us at doing everything?  That is one of the questions that a new study by Dr. Carl Frey and Dr. Michael Osborne of Oxford University sought to address, and what they concluded was that 47 percent of all U.S. jobs could be automated within the next 20 years.  Considering the fact that the percentage of the U.S. population that is employed is already far lower than it was a decade ago, it is frightening to think that tens of millions more jobs could disappear due to technological advances over the next couple of decades.  I have written extensively about how we are already losing millions of jobs to super cheap labor on the other side of the globe.  What are middle class families going to do as technology also takes away huge numbers of our jobs at an ever increasing pace?  We live during a period of history when knowledge is increasing an an exponential rate.  In the past, when human workers were displaced by technology it also created new kinds of jobs that the world had never seen before.  But what happens when the day arrives when computers and robots can do almost everything more cheaply and more efficiently than humans can?

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Making Living Sharing - a FabLab world tour documentary

This is the story of a quest for answers to how a designer can help people create their own products. How we can collaborate globally and produce locally, and how we can make a living while sharing knowledge and designs?
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KORUZA - an innovative open-source open-hardware wireless communication system | Stefan van Hooft

KORUZA - an innovative open-source open-hardware wireless communication system | Stefan van Hooft | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

KORUZA is an innovative open-source open-hardware wireless communication system, employing a new low-cost approach to designing free-space optical network systems, enabling building-to-building connectivity with a highly collimated light beam at a capacity of 1 Gbps (1000 Mbps) at distances up to 100 m. It is designed to be suitable for home as well as professional users, enabling organic bottom-up growth of networks by eliminating the need for wired fiber connections and associated high installation costs. The simplicity of use, low-cost and compact size allow the system to be deployed in any network.

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Sharing Economy Throw-down: Engaging People | Global Integration

Sharing Economy Throw-down: Engaging People | Global Integration | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Today’s Sharing Economy Throw-down as part of Social Media Week London looked promising, with a panel that consisted of Gareth Davies , Waggener Edstrom; David Keene, Google; Doug Shaw, What Goes Around; and Luis Suarez, IBM and was moderated by Andy Bargery (Klaxon Marketing/London Bloggers Meet Up) in the beautiful offices of furniture designers Hermann Miller in London.

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Club of Amsterdam - Shaping Your Future in the Knowledge Society

Club of Amsterdam - Shaping Your Future in the Knowledge Society | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We are witnessing the transformation of consciousness and its influence in all our social systems at a planetary level. Economics is at the heart of this change as it profoundly impacts the ways in which society organizes, makes agreements, trades and write laws. In the emergent economics scene we are writing a new story, people are becoming architects, conscious consumers, storytellers, creators and players of a world that works for all. At the consciousness level we are entering into 'The era of flow' and a new expressive capacity for humanity. Come to be inspired and share about this evolution which potential is to shift humanity to a new order of consciousness and creativity

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Amid surge of the cut-rate 'sharing economy,' a backlash grows - MinnPost.com

Amid surge of the cut-rate 'sharing economy,' a backlash grows - MinnPost.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

June Suwara is getting to know her neighbors these days, and she's not happy with some of them. The retiree is among a group of homeowners in Silver Lake, a Los Angeles suburb of some 30,000, protesting the growing number of residents renting out their homes on a short-term basis.

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How Stripe, a company you've never heard of, powers the sharing economy - TechHive

How Stripe, a company you've never heard of, powers the sharing economy - TechHive | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The sharing economy has made life's annoyances a little less irritating. In the old days, you would hail a cab on the street and pull out a $20 bill to pay the driver.

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In defence of privacy - Spiked

In defence of privacy - Spiked | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the twenty-first century, the privacy of individuals, groups and institutions is continually being tested, by a variety of forces that seem determined to undermine it. Computer hackers threaten to uncover the most personal details about our lives. Reports of phone-hacking journalists preying on the parents of kidnapped children remind us that not even the right to grieve privately can be taken for granted anymore. Most of us have become so used to being monitored by CCTV cameras and digital technology that even recent revelations about the US National Security Agency’s (NSA’s) activities did not cause much of a stir.

 
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Policies for Shareable Cities: A Sharing Economy Policy Primer for Urban Leaders

Policies for Shareable Cities: A Sharing Economy Policy Primer for Urban Leaders | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This report details 32 specific policy steps that local leaders can take to benefit from the growing sharing economy and support innovations such as carsharing, ridesharing, cohousing, cooperatives, and urban agriculture.
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Sharing economy

Sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By Estelle Metayer | Estelle Metayer created a magazine on Flipboard. "Sharing economy" is available with thousands of other magazines and all the news you care about. Download Flipboard for free and search for "Estelle Metayer".
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Curated by jean lievens
Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation