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History of #Activism - #Causes.com

It's been said that history repeats itself. If this is true, the best way to understand how to solve tomorrow's challenges is to reflect on history and apply the learnings to today's technology. In this video, Causes, the world's largest online campaigning platform, looks back on the fundamentals and timeless principles of grassroots organizing as inspiration for its new product vision.
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The #Digital-Economy: Making it Happen

Don Tapscott, author of "Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything" talks about how Europe can implement a digital economy strategy.
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Is #Bitcoin The New Euro? - TechCrunch

Is #Bitcoin The New Euro? - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


In other words, its creation mechanisms are similar to those of any other modern currency. There is a ... What happens when your Bitcoin wallet value in euros falls by 50 percent in a day?

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How the industrial #internet will help you to stop worrying and love the data - GigaOM

How the industrial #internet will help you to stop worrying and love the data - GigaOM | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Over the last 200 years, the world has experienced several waves of innovation, which successful companies learned to navigate. The Industrial Revolution brought machines and factories that powered economies of scale and scope, making a profound impact on society and the culture of the world. With the Internet Revolution we have seen the rise of computing power, information sharing and data networks, fundamentally changing the way we connect (on whatever device).

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, October 6, 2013 11:04 AM

We still have many Industrial Age mindsets to overcome in business.  This piece helps us look at how we can and are adapting.  ~ D

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#Big-data: Big hype or big hope? - ZDNet

#Big-data: Big hype or big hope? - ZDNet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Summary: One quarter of APAC businesses have invested in big data, according to a research report just released by Gartner. Customer experience use cases are top priority, especially in financial services and retail — a trend that's reflected in Australia.

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#Colombia Farmer Strikes Were Result of Washington Policy

#Colombia Farmer Strikes Were Result of Washington Policy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Due to lack of media coverage in the United States, many are unaware that the massive farmer strikes which paralyzed Colombia last month actually stem from a controversial free trade agreement with Washington.
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Maker Fair Rome: The European Edition. The World of creative DIY exposed in Italy : Digicult | Digital Art, Design and Culture

Maker Fair Rome: The European Edition. The World of creative DIY exposed in Italy : Digicult | Digital Art, Design and Culture | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

For the first time in Europe, Maker Fair, the most important fair from the makers world, comes to Rome, curated by Massimo Banzi, Arduino founder and Riccardo Luna, based on a project organized and promoted by Asset-Camera e Tecnopolo in collaboration with Arduino and Make.

 
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Digital Evolutions: Startups, Platforms and #Ecosystems

Digital Evolutions: Startups, Platforms and #Ecosystems | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As some of you may recall, I recently shared with the community a canvas I created for the design of platforms (the so called Platform Design Canvas), which I also had the opportunity to present in Barcelona during the Design Thinking Week. The Canvas will also be the subject of the “Create Platforms, not Products” Workshop that I will give at Frontiers of Interaction Conference in Milan soon (See: http://2013.frontiersofinteraction.com/speakers/simone-cicero/ for details).

 
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#Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online | Wired Business | Wired.com

#Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online | Wired Business | Wired.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The co-creator of Twitter and Blogger has decided that "the internet is simply a giant machine designed to give people what they want." Here's what this grand unified theory means and where it came from.
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The Right to Save Seed | 5 minutes to understand the “crazy” seed situation

The Right to Save Seed | 5 minutes to understand the “crazy” seed situation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

FOR CENTURIES OUR ANCESTORS PRODUCED SEED TO GROW THEIR OWN CROPS. EACH YEAR THEY SOWED IT. THE SEED GAVE PLANTS AND THE PLANTS GAVE SEED. EACH YEAR, FARMERS SELECTED SEED FROM PLANTS…


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The history and future of the Indie Web Movement

Packed into a small conference room, this rag-tag band of software developers has an outsized digital pedigree, and they have a mission to match. They hope to jailbreak the internet. They call it the Indie Web movement, an effort to create a web that’s not so dependent on tech giants like Facebook, Twitter, and, yes, Google — a web that belongs not to one individual or one company, but to everyone. “I don’t trust myself,” says Fitzpatrick. “And I don’t trust companies.” The movement grew out of an egalitarian online project launched by Fitzpatrick, before he made the move to Google. And over the past few years, it has roped in about 100 other coders from around the world. On any given day, you’ll find about 30 or 40 of them on an IRC chat channel, and each summer, they come together in the flesh for this two-day mini-conference, known as IndieWebCamp.

 
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Homebrew Industrial Revolution: Chapter Six (Second Excerpt)

As the crisis progresses, and with it the gradually increasing underemployment and unemployment and the partial shift of value production from wage labor to the informal sector, we can probably expect to see several converging trends:  a long-term decoupling of health care and the social safety net from both state-based and employer-based provision of benefits; shifts toward shorter working hours and job-sharing; and the growth of all sorts of income-pooling and cost-spreading mechanisms in the informal economy….

 

 

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Book of the Day: The Producism Manifesto

“The goal of this book is to succinctly explain the fundamental problems of society’s current economic system, and to propose an evolutionary solution that consists of 11 new economic concepts. The content will be in text, image, and video form. It offers a unique economic analysis of life as a game to enable easier learning opportunities for readers.”

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A Day at Campo de Cebada, a working P2P community

Situated in the heart of Madrid’s La Latina district, El Campo de Cebada is a community-managed urban space. It is also a great working example of a for-benefit P2P association. Everybody is welcome to contribute and benefit from El Campo de Cebada, where neighbours invest their time and effort building and maintaining both the physical and intellectual structures that hold “ECDC” together.

 
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The Good Living policy in #Ecuador

The first thing to say is that the concept of ‘Good Living’ or Sumak Kawsay (in the Quechua language) arises out of the political struggles of the people. This is important to emphasise because generally proposals come from intellectuals, academics, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean for example, but this concept comes from people’s traditions and is now enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador. Clearly it represents a fusion between a Western outlook, from an Aristotelian perspective, which merges with an indigenous perspective, the Sumak Kawsay (‘Good Living’). Ecuador is not Bolivia. Ecuador does not have such a large indigenous population, it contains a larger mestizo population, but it coexists within a plurinational state, which contains about 14 indigenous communities. We believe that the world does not need development alternatives but alternatives to development. It is necessary to create a completely different world.

 
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Policia de Ecuador

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On the Historical and Future Connection between #Peer-Production and an #Ethical-Economy

“The word ‘commune’ arose in the tenth century from the activities of artisans in Italy that created enclosed spaces to defend themselves and their vernacular peer to peer production from the pillaging of the time by overlords. Commune in the middle ages meant ‘to wall together’ or in other words to create defensive enclosures to protect and enable the emergence of ‘fair trade markets’.

 

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Knowledge, power, accountability: The democratic significance of WikiLeaks in the digital age

Knowledge, power, accountability: The democratic significance of WikiLeaks in the digital age | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The very least that can be said about Mr. Assange is that he understands a basic truth: knowledge is power
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Open-source through the lens of a microscope

Open-source through the lens of a microscope | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A cheap professional microscope based on open-source technologies has been developed by a group of engineers at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
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#Open-source opens up architecture for the poor

#Open-source opens up architecture for the poor | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
An online repository of sustainable designs suitable for developing countries is going from strength to strength.
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Gartner Says Worldwide Shipments of 3D Printers to Grow 49 Percent in 2013

Gartner Says Worldwide Shipments of 3D Printers to Grow 49 Percent in 2013 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Worldwide shipments of 3D printers (3DPs) priced less than $100,000 will grow 49 percent in 2013 to reach a total of 56,507 units, according to Gartner, Inc.'s first forecast of the less than $100,000 consumer and enterprise 3D printer market. Rapid quality and performance innovations across all 3DP technologies will drive enterprise and consumer demand. Gartner said that shipments will increase further in 2014, growing 75 percent to 98,065 units, followed by a near doubling of unit shipments in 2015. 

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Vancouver Living the New Economy 2013

Vancouver Living the New Economy 2013 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

24 amazing events to connect the dots, meld minds, and build bridges to a new economy where people and the planet matter.

 
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The Co-operative Land Bank | Canadian Centre for Community Renewal

Year by year, exclusive forms of ownership concentrate wealth in the hands of a few at the expense of the many. Year by year, the public debt load rises and private citizens suffer the consequences, including massive cuts in state subsidies for affordable housing. It is inefficient, it is unjust, and it has to change.

 

 

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Achieving Environmentally Sustainable Prosperity by Shann Turnbull :: SSRN

Achieving Environmentally Sustainable Prosperity by Shann Turnbull :: SSRN | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The contribution of this paper is to explain how to achieve a universally prosperous environmentally sustainable global society. This objective is incompatible with traditional economic policies dependent on environmentally exploitive growth in the population and/or full employment to generate prosperity. Politically attractive incentives of smaller taxes and government are identified as a way of changing the way an economy operates so that prosperity can be increased even with a declining and aging population. Localising the ownership and control of the means of production and exchange with individuals creates a way to create a universal minimum social dividend to replace the need for full employment, welfare, pensions, and big government. Local democracy is enriched with the power to nurture their host environment. The introduction of ecological forms of cost carrying money redeemable into local services of nature allows market forces to encourage production techniques that reduce their environmental impact. Increased life expectancy with depopulation is already occurring in twenty countries and this is expected to spread globally in the current century. This phenomenon with current environmental pressures create an imperative for achieving environmentally sustainable prosperity sooner rather than later. 

 

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Toward a Good Society in the Twenty-First Century | Nikolaos Karagiannis | John Marangos | Palgrave Macmillan

Toward a Good Society in the Twenty-First Century | Nikolaos Karagiannis | John Marangos | Palgrave Macmillan | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Having previously defined a good society as a sustainable society with a high level of development, significant provision of meaningful jobs, and low levels of inequality and social ills, Toward a Good Society in the Twenty-first Century provides a wide range of principles and policies that would be necessary if we are to achieve a good society.
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Emerging Ownership Revolution - P2P Foundation

Emerging Ownership Revolution - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

http://www.kaaitheater.be/nl/e1354/de-wereld-redden-met-peer-to-peer-naar-een-postkapitalistische-samenleving/

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