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Catholics in business wrestle with pope's attacks on capitalism

Catholics in business wrestle with pope's attacks on capitalism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As Pope Francis casts broadsides at capitalism, Catholic executives are struggling to remain faithful to their religion and loyal to their stockholders.
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Social Charters - a declaration of intent to hold a commons in trust for its beneficiaries

Social Charters -  a declaration of intent to hold a commons in trust for its beneficiaries | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

= A social charter is a social and institutional framework providing incentives for the management and protection of commons resources. Creating a social charter requires the support and involvement of people across a region or community of interest who depend on specific common goods for their livelihood and welfare. A social charter can be developed for a single commons or for overlapping commons.


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It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest

It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Forget meadows. Seattle's food forest will be filled with edible plants, and everything from pears to herbs will be free for the taking.
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PeerLibrary is calling for collaboration on open dataset of all academic publications

PeerLibrary is calling for collaboration on open dataset of all academic publications | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
PeerLibrary is calling for collaboration on open dataset of all academic publications.
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Kim Dotcom: 'The Internet party will abolish mass surveillance'

Kim Dotcom: 'The Internet party will abolish mass surveillance' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The tech tycoon believes political parties need to work harder to engage the youth vote, and says 'internet is the biggest gift of mankind'. By Hannah Jane Parkinson
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400 People Are Gathering in San Francisco to Talk About Sharing – Next City

400 People Are Gathering in San Francisco to Talk About Sharing – Next City | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The SHARE conference may well mark the first moment that a critical mass of the U.S.‘s collaborative consumption community gathers in one place to, well, share.
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Book description

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From mid 2014 until 2025, there will be seven 18-month “Moore’s Law” generations, potentially resulting in a 128-fold increase in raw computing performance (that’s 2 multiplied by itself 7 times). That will enable devices with core components that are, for example, 5 times more powerful, 5 times cheaper, and 5 times smaller (hence requiring 5 times less energy input) than today’s computers. Over the same time period, we can expect similarly striking progress in cloud computing, big data analytics, robotics, synthetic biology, renewable energy systems, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and many other fields.

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Blood and Gore: 'Capitalism is in danger of falling apart' - Financial Times

Blood and Gore: 'Capitalism is in danger of falling apart' - Financial Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Investor sentiment is completely different in 2014 than it was a year earlier, he points out. “Last year everyone was talking about Solyndra [a solar company, backed by the US government, that failed]. This year it is all about Solar City [the solar equipment installer that recently listed on the Nasdaq] and Tesla [the electric carmakerowned by PayPal billionaire Elon Musk]. Media sentiment has changed, too, because the business case has become even clearer and more compelling.”

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The Collaborative Economy is Here and It’s Changing Everything | Stern Speakers

The Collaborative Economy is Here and It’s Changing Everything | Stern Speakers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The collaborative (or sharing) economy has exploded into a multi-billion dollar marketplace. It’s come on quickly and persuasively, and it’s here to stay, says Rachel Botsman, social innovator and global authority on collaborative consumption.
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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Indigenous Knowledge and the Commons

This essay by Preston Hardison calls into question western assumptions regarding indigenous knowledge and its relationship to movements for a global knowledge commons.


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Stigmergy as a Universal Coordination Mechanism - P2P Foundation

Stigmergy as a Universal Coordination Mechanism - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The concept of stigmergy has been used to analyze self-organizing activities in an ever-widening range of domains, from social insects via robotics and social media to human society. Yet, it is still poorly understood, and as such its full power remains underappreciated. The present paper clarifies the issue by defining stigmergy as a mechanism of indirect coordination in which the trace left by an action in a medium stimulates a subsequent action. It then analyses the fundamental components of the definition: action, agent, medium, trace and coordination. Stigmergy enables complex, coordinated activity without any need for planning, control, communication, simultaneous presence, or even mutual awareness. This makes the concept applicable to a very broad variety of cases, from chemical reactions to individual cognition and Internet-supported collaboration in Wikipedia.

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Mark Elliot of Collabforge wrote his thesis on Stigmergic Collaboration: http://mark-elliott.net/blog/?page_id=24 

 

Maybe the issues cities like Melbourne have providing infrastructure to serve developer-led growth suggests a limit to what can be achieved without more widely grounded strategic planning taken out of the hands of politically volatile interests.

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Framing Interventions | Graham Scambler

It is one thing to explore options and alternatives, for education or health systems for example, but quite another to construct a blueprint for a post-capitalist society. Maybe utopian blueprintsshould remain petit narratives since they can too easily appeal to totalitarian casts of mind and become ideologies in their own right. Marx was acutely conscious of this.

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Free Zapatista textbooks now available in English

Free Zapatista textbooks now available in English | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Updated on June 14, 2014 Put on your thinking caps because all four Zapatista textbooks from last year's widely popular escuelita (little school) have been
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▶ The Four Pillars of a Decentralized Society | Johann Gevers | TEDxZug - YouTube

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. What if we could rebuild our society in a way that works for everyone? Epochal changes are now underway that are radically transforming how society operates.

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How collaborative credit can heal – rather than just disrupt – capitalism

How collaborative credit can heal – rather than just disrupt – capitalism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Collaborative credit systems such as time banks can help bring about positive transformation within the economy
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▶ Kim Dotcom: Why I started the Internet Party - YouTube

Kim Dotcom outlines his reasons for starting the Internet Party at the press conference to announce our new leader - Laila Harré. 

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Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy: Helping ...

Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy: Helping ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy: Helping People Build Cooperatives, Social Enterprise, and Local Sustainable Economies - Kindle edition by Janelle Orsi. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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The Airbnb Guest Who Never Leaves and Now Lives in Your House Instead of You

The Airbnb Guest Who Never Leaves and Now Lives in Your House Instead of You | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Airbnb is an example of the sharing economy. But as a recent Airbnb-themed horror story out of California shows, not everyone learned how to share as a kid.
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Convergent Risk, Social Futurism, and the Wave of Change (Part 1 of 2) - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Convergent Risk, Social Futurism, and the Wave of Change (Part 1 of 2) - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

All Social Futurist policies should be approached from a pragmatic and flexible (rather than ideologically constrained) point of view. Our main concern is therefore with policies that actually solve problems, so the use of empirical evidence is central to Social Futurism. Policy development and review should emphasise the setting of quantifiable goals and review of empirical evidence wherever that is an option, to encourage policy that evolves to better meet our goals over time.

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▶ Rachel Botsman on The Reputation Economy | Am...

▶ Rachel Botsman on The Reputation Economy | Am... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Rachel Botsman explores 'The Reputation Economy: Savvy Use of Personal Data for Financial Services Innovation' during the Amplify Festival 2013.
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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Improve Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde’s prison conditions immediately

Our friend Nadia EL-Imam , from Edgeryders has alerted us to this important campaign. Please read the article below and  add your signature to the petition.

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Prof. Bernard Lietaer On Bitcoin - YouTube

Recording date: 23. April 2014 Location: School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University Speaker: Prof. Bernard Lietaer Title: In conversation What i... (Prof. Bernard Lietaer On Bitcoin PLEASE!
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Colombian student faces almost a decade in jail for sharing a research paper online

Colombian student faces almost a decade in jail for sharing a research paper online | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The masters student is being supported by the Colombian digital rights group Fundacíon Karisma, which has put out a statement saying "it should be clear that the actions of users, non-profit activities, and sharing, are not crimes… In a society that has a disruptive technology like the Internet, the exercise of the rights to education, access to science and culture, and respect for freedom of expression must be respected."

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