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Video of the Day: Ferananda Ibarra on The unfolding story of a life-affirming economy

Video of the Day: Ferananda Ibarra on The unfolding story of a life-affirming economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Ferananda Ibarra explores the unfolding story of a life-affirming economy.

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A Sunday afternoon experiment – are you ready for the sharing economy?

A  Sunday afternoon experiment – are you ready for the sharing economy? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In our report about the 10 Hot Consumer trends for 2015 and Beyond (link) we talk about areas that are already visible and interesting to consumers such as car/bike sharing and renting other people...
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“Sharing economy” in Vietnam becomes more popular - VietNamNet Bridge

“Sharing economy” in Vietnam becomes more popular - VietNamNet Bridge | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
VietNamNet Bridge – There are embryonic signs of the “sharing economy” taking off in Vietnam, with Uber leading the way.
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What Europe's hopeful left can learn from Latin America

What Europe's hopeful left can learn from Latin America | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
After years of austerity, European citizens are organising resistance and voting against the politics of fear. Will they learn from Latin America's painful experience?
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Cities: Skylines - Our Passion for Cities: Skylines - YouTube

In the first of three videos in the series, Paradox Interactive's Jakob Munthe and Colossal Order’s Mariina Hallikainen (CEO) and Karoliina Korppoo (Lead Designer) share their visions for the game and love for old school city builders, as well as their charming obsession with traffic.
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On Merit | THE ARTIST AS DEBTOR

On Merit | THE ARTIST AS DEBTOR | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

W.A.G.E.’s myopic focus on artist fees has sometimes been the subject of criticism by those who would argue that artists have always been unpaid, or that the sum total of W.A.G.E.’s efforts will result only in minor increases in quality of life for a limited number of artists, and that these efforts are ultimately reformist and fail to deal with the super-structural problem of economic inequity and exploitation engendered by capitalism, and most alarmingly, that calling for the remuneration of cultural value in capital value in fact operates in collusion with said super-structure.

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Havin Guneser on the Rojava Revolution | P2P Foundation

Havin Guneser on the Rojava Revolution | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“At mid-afternoon on 15 September 2014, the foreign minister of Kobane, Omer Mus, received a call from a UN official stating that Turkey was prepared to take in 40,000 refugees crossing the border from Kobane. Hours later, ISIS began attacking the city from all three sides and the YPG and YPJ forces began a massive evacuation of tens of thousands of villagers. Those that remained took part in a historic defence of their city, which, had it not been successful, could have had disastrous consequences for the people of the region.

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Mapping the global battle to protect our planet

Mapping the global battle to protect our planet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In 2012 protests erupted in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina over the demolition of a much beloved local park to build a business complex. A movement under the slogan “This Park is Ours” aimed originally at protecting the green space soon broadened into a collective movement aimed against corruption, lack of transparency, economic inequality and dwindling social services. Hundreds of protesters from all social classes and religions gathered daily in the endangered park, becoming part of a Bosnian spring that came to represent a struggle for human dignity and accountability under most articulated civic movement since the 1992-1995 war.

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Mass Extinction: Is the Enemy Us?

Mass Extinction: Is the Enemy Us? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Although contemporary society is not the first to destroy the natural environment on which it relies for its survival and well-being, it is doing so to an extent never before imaginable. As Elizabeth Kolbert reports in The Sixth Extinction, humanity verges on generating a loss of species not seen since the mass extinction 66 million years ago that killed off the dinosaurs. As conditions now stand—and they could certainly get worse—“one-third of all reef-building corals, a third of all freshwater mollusks, a third of sharks and rays, a quarter of all mammals, a fifth of all reptiles, and a sixth of all birds” could face extinction. No place on the planet is safe from this die-off: “The losses are occurring all over: in the South Pacific and in the North Atlantic, in the Arctic and the Sahel, in lakes and on islands, on mountaintops and in valleys.” - See more at: http://greattransition.org/publication/mass-extinction-is-the-enemy-us#sthash.5tOWABdA.dpuf

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This is not Sparta, this is Salamis: Eurogroup, Eurocentrism, nomadism

This is not Sparta, this is Salamis: Eurogroup, Eurocentrism, nomadism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
by AKIS GAVRIILIDIS
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The current conjuncture, in Greece and also beyond, is marked by eff...
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Resources - The Fairshare Model

I welcome comment on my book-in-progress. Here, in pdf format (3.2 MB), are the first ten chapters. Section II has the macro economic context for the Fairshare Model (economic growth and income inequality), cooperation as a competitive tool and the Tao of the Fairshare … Continue reading →
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Can Uber and Airbnb boost lower-income consumers? A new study says so

Can Uber and Airbnb boost lower-income consumers? A new study says so | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Startups like Uber and Airbnb, which form the core of the new "sharing economy," can have a particularly positive effect on people with lower incomes.
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Can the Sharing Economy Co-Exist with the American Dream?

Can the Sharing Economy Co-Exist with the American Dream? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A global report by Nielson on the share economy found the US to be less receptive to the new sharing economy than Asian-Pacific countries. The survey showed 81% of Asian-Pacific respondents
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The Sharing Economy

The Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Millennials have been conditioned by the Great Recession to shed the responsibility of ownership. They want the music, but not the CD. They want the ride, but not the car.
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Jameson Parker's curator insight, March 15, 2015 5:12 PM

I thought this was a great article to help people understand the "Sharing Economy".  That's the word given to a new trend observed amongst millennials.  Instead of owning everything people seem to be happy with simply having access.  This article points out many benefits of this new economy.  It's nice to hear an argument on both sides of this subject.  

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Why the modern world is bad for your brain | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Multitasking is an essential skill in the era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter. But, argues neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin, it’s actually making us less efficient
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Why the P2P Age Needs Facilitation | P2P Foundation

Why the P2P Age Needs Facilitation | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Facilitation is the key to changing the political, economic, justice, legal, education, healthcare and entertainment systems. New political systems can be based on facilitation brings people together to hear each other, to empathize and to collaborate. Different demographics and groups at odds with each other through facilitation can learn to work together to find holistic solutions. Solutions and governance then emerge bottom up from the collective. New economic systems can be based on facilitating people to work together in commons and gift economies e.g. gift circles are about facilitating people to express their needs and gifts. New justice and legal systems can be based in facilitating people to come together, to acknowledge, understand, empathize and forgive. Justice is then restorative and not punitive, it comes in bottom-up circles and gatherings, rather than top-down government, police, and court imposed actions. New education systems will come from facilitating people to learn from each other in peer-based learning systems. New healthcare systems will come from facilitating people in community to support each other in healing, it will come from facilitating people to come together in circles, to open up to their subtle energetic energies, to heal each other. New entertainment forms will come from facilitating people to access their creativity and co-create with each other.

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Support the New University - Academics for a Free and Democratic University | P2P Foundation

Support the New University - Academics for a Free and Democratic University | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The students are protesting the financialization of academic life, and are calling for the radical democratization of university management. According to press releases issued by the students, their decision to occupy a university building was only taken after they had become convinced that all other options for entering into discussion with the university’s management had been exhausted, and many less impactful forms of protest had already been exercised (see http://humanitiesrally.com/).

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Commentary on The Degrowth Alternative

Commentary on The Degrowth Alternative | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I welcome particularly two aspects of Kallis’s paper: the attention to care and the need to work at other levels as well as the local.

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Why is it so difficult to define the sharing economy? | Open University Business School

Why is it so difficult to define the sharing economy? | Open University Business School | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
I am just starting up a new research project focussing on the sharing economy in the UK, building on my ongoing research on grassroots innovation in collaborative consumption.  One of things has that really caught my interest is the challenge of defining the core terminology (e.g. the sharing economy, the collaborative economy, and collaborative consumption) and how these different terms might fit together. Rather than offer yet another definition or set of definitions, I would like to briefly reflect upon the challenges of constructing a definition of the sharing economy. Having explored a range of definitions offered by both academics and sharing economy advocates I tend to agree with Juliet Schor (2014) that “Coming up with a solid definition of the sharing economy that reflects common usage is nearly impossible”. So why might this be the case?
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CO2 Levels for February Eclipsed Prehistoric Highs

CO2 Levels for February Eclipsed Prehistoric Highs | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Global warming is headed back to the future as the CO2 level reaches a new high
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Trade Secrets: We Must Act To Protect Whistleblowers! | La Quadrature du Net

Trade Secrets: We Must Act To Protect Whistleblowers! | La Quadrature du Net | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Paris, 3 March 2015 — In late April 2015, the “trade secrets” directive will be discussed in the European Parliament. Having already given in to the pressure of journalists to remove the article on trade secrets in the French Macron Bill, La Quadrature du Net, Pila and a number of other organisations now call on president François Hollande and European representatives to defend whistleblowers, to define and protect their status and to ensure the necessary means are provided for judiciary follow-up on the crimes and offences that are revealed. The situation of whistleblowers, such as Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning, is often dramatic and they must be protected and their safety guaranteed in order to safeguard fundamental freedoms.


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DEF CON 22 - Richard Thieme - The Only Way to Tell the Truth is in Fiction - YouTube

The Only Way to Tell the Truth is in Fiction: The Dynamics of Life in the National Security State 

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