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Civil Power and the Path Forward for Greece | P2P Foundation

Civil Power and the Path Forward for Greece | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With the prospect of a Syriza government, everyone is wondering what the future holds for Greece.  Whether disaster or deliverance, or just the normal chaos, it is hard to ignore the potential for game-changing repercussions from a Syriza government. On the street however, embittered by the failures of governments in the past to change a corrupt and dysfunctional political system, few people are expecting big things from Syriza. The feeling of popular cynicism and fatalism is palpable. How different will Syriza be?
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How 3D printing and land reform could help to solve the housing crisis

How 3D printing and land reform could help to solve the housing crisis | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Using open source software to design and custom build houses, together with a change in planning law, could open up the market so we could build affordable homes we want to live in
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Greek political parties for a Commons-oriented society | P2P Foundation

Greek political parties for a Commons-oriented society | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With the chance of the oncoming Greek elections EEL/LAK, an Athens-based NGO focused on the promotion of FLOSS and the Commons, has recently asked the political parties about their agenda in relation to Open Governance and the Commons. In total, four political parties replied -according to the polls three of them will succeed in electing MPs- proving that there has been a growing interest over the Commons discourse in Greece.
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Online guides help poor labs build their own equipment

Online guides help poor labs build their own equipment | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Many scientists around the world lack laboratory equipment. An initiative is now enabling them to build their own.
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The missing data point from Uber’s driver analysis: How far they drive

The missing data point from Uber’s driver analysis: How far they drive | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Without knowing how many miles drivers are traveling, it's nearly impossible to calculate their out-of-pocket expenses.
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Satellites and crowd sourcing helps to find destroyed homes in Adelaide bushfires

Satellites and crowd sourcing helps to find destroyed homes in Adelaide bushfires | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
International crowd sourcing volunteers pinpointed destruction from the Sampson Flat bushfires days before damage assessors could access the site.
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Henry A. Giroux | Authoritarianism, Class Warfare and the Advance of Neoliberal Austerity Policies

Henry A. Giroux | Authoritarianism, Class Warfare and the Advance of Neoliberal Austerity Policies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Austerity measures represent the undercurrent of a new form of authoritarianism with allegiances only to power.
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Citizen's Parliament in Catalonia - P2P Foundation

Citizen's Parliament in Catalonia - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The Citizens' Parliament has emerged because our representative institutions are demonstrably not working. They don't perform their basic functions; they don't engage with the public to think about what to do, and they don't ask questions. Rather than truly legislating, they bow to the will of lobbies. They don't promote political culture or public involvement. In fact, they encourage passivity. In the face of this situation, the Citizens' Parliament reflects the intuition that the power to legislate derives from the knowledge of the citizenry in many sectors. We can exercise executive capacity through civil disobedience, campaigns, social movements and actions, and spaces for learning and fostering political culture. Compared to lobbies, our strength lies in the fact that we're working for the common good in the hope of creating a collaborative world.

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Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money Part 2 | Commons Transition

Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money Part 2 | Commons Transition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Today we present part 2 from Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money a paper prepared by Pat Conaty for the 13th International Karl Polanyi Conference at Concordia University, Montreal on 6-8 November 2014. Pat is research associate of Co-operatives UK, a Fellow of New Economics Foundation and author with Mike Lewis of The Resilience Imperative Cooperative Transition to a Steady State Economy. Click here for part 1.


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Vinay Gupta - Resilience Guru

Vinay Gupta - Resilience Guru | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Vinay Gupta is a Global Resilience Guru, the inventor of the Hexayurt (the potential solution to the housing crisis), an expert on the macro impact of Bitcoin, a historian and political scholar, and much, much more.  Join us for an action packed hour as we discuss how to be prepared for a crisis, why the best way to bring a product to market is NOT a corporation, and the pros and cons of Libertarianism.  He is one multifaceted, fascinating dude.  Check out his Web site for more info: http://re.silience.com/

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▶ Game Theory, Assurance Contracts and Crowdfunding via Bitcoin - YouTube

In my first video, I discuss game theory and assurance contracts, and explain how bitcoin can be used for crowdfunding. 

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The Environmental Movement and Capitalism: When History Knocks - Center for Research on Globalization

To raise the environmental crisis in Canada is to simultaneously highlight the notorious Alberta Tar Sands, the fastest growing polluter in Canada. But the Tar Sands are more than an environmental issue. This crisis-in-motion is inseparable from other fundamental issues at the core of Canadian society: indigenous land claims, Canada’s integration to the American empire and its oil-hungry military leviathan, a focus on resource extraction as a core of Canada’s economic development and a set of contested values about ‘the good life.’ Naomi Klein’s new book, This Changes Everything, incorporates the contradictions exposed by the Tar Sands and extends such contradictions far beyond Canada and far beyond the Tar Sands, identifying them with the larger contradiction between the environment and capitalism. It ‘changes everything’ not so much because of it’s emphasis on the urgency of the environmental crisis – this itself is now commonly accepted within the movement – but because Klein locates the barriers to easing and overcoming this crisis in the larger ecology of social life. It is these links between the environment, the economy, our vision of an alternative society and especially the discussions this leads to about how to organize ourselves to actually ‘change everything’ that make this such an important book.


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Surgeon uses 3D technology to make model heart for 4-year-old patient - Rock Hill Herald (press release)

Find local, South Carolina, national and world news from Rock Hill and York, Chester and Lancaster counties about crime, communities, people, politics, education, and more from The Herald and Heraldonline.com.
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Social currency expands at the hands of self-management

Social currency expands at the hands of self-management | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In 2009, between 27th and 29th December in Alt Montseny, the first free-coin1 seminar took place. It was a meeting that signified the start of social currency coordination across Catalonia.  The seminar established the principles for further expansion of social currency networks in Catalonia and other territories.
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Making Sense Of Zappos And Holacracy

Making Sense Of Zappos And Holacracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Zappos Says Goodbye To Bosses,” was the recent headline in the Washington Post. “Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy,” wrote Aimee Groth in Quartz. “Gurus Gone Wild” wrote my fellow Forbes contributor, George Anders. And also Paul Hebert: “A new word crept into HR’s vernacular last week: holacracy. Better get used to seeing it.”
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A very brief history of the meaning of “community” | P2P Foundation

A very brief history of the meaning of “community” | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Few words have become so polysemous as “community.” During its medieval origins, it became the basis of the earliest forms of democratic sovereignty, but the Revolt of the Comuneros of 1520 made the term synonymous with rebellion and assembly revolt. Quevedo uses the term in that sense, as well as, to some extent, the subtle and always critical Cervantes.
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Now we know how many drivers Uber has — and have a better idea of what they’re making​

Now we know how many drivers Uber has — and have a better idea of what they’re making​ | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Uber hired Obama's chief economist to study the economics of its business. Here's what he found.
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The holes in holacracy

The holes in holacracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

EVERY so often a company emerges from the herd to be lauded as the embodiment of leading-edge management thinking. Think of Toyota and its lean manufacturing system, say, or GE and Six Sigma excellence. The latest candidate for apotheosis is Zappos, an online vendor of shoes and clothes (owned by Amazon), which believes that happy workers breed happy customers. Tony Hsieh, its boss, said last year that he will turn the firm into a “holacracy”, replacing its hierarchy with a more democratic system of overlapping, self-organising teams. Until Zappos embraced it, no big company had taken holacracy seriously. Indeed, not all of Zappos’ 1,500-strong workforce are convinced that it can work.

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The 4 biggest reasons why inequality is bad for society

The 4 biggest reasons why inequality is bad for society | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It's safe to say that economic inequality bothers us. But why? Harvard philosopher T. M. Scanlon offers four reasons we should tackle — and fix — the problem.
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Tim Bell's curator insight, March 17, 2015 7:56 PM

Why is inequality damaging for us all? here are some arguments - what do you think of them?

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Spanda | Open Access semi-annual peer-reviewed journal

Spanda | Open Access semi-annual peer-reviewed journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Even though the Spanda Foundation is not a publishing house, it publishes – under its own inprint "Spanda Publishing" – occasional and working papers such as final reports of its projects, results and reflections from ongoing research, discussion and topical papers, conference proceedings and the like to stimulate and disseminate new insight in current issues. The series, published predominantly in English, is targeted at international policymakers, academics, journalists and the general public.
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A new idea steals across Europe – should Greece’s debt be forgiven?

A new idea steals across Europe – should Greece’s debt be forgiven? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As anti-austerity Syriza rises in the polls, threatening a crisis, experts are starting to believe default might be best for everyone, writes Heather Stewart
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How the People Can Outwit the Global Domination Plans of Agribusiness - disinformation

How the People Can Outwit the Global Domination Plans of Agribusiness - disinformation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The strategic centerpiece of Monsanto PR is to focus on the promotion of one single compelling idea. The idea that they want you to believe in is that only they can produce enough for the future population. They wish you to therefore believe that non-industrial systems of farming, such as all those which use agroecological methods, or SRI, or are localised and family-oriented, or which use organic methods, or non-GMO seeds, cannot feed the world. This same PR strategy is followed by every major
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You Will Feel Better's curator insight, January 28, 2015 12:06 AM

This is a worthy article.

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Cable Companies, Beware: This Town Is Taking You On, And Others Are Taking Notice

Cable Companies, Beware: This Town Is Taking You On, And Others Are Taking Notice | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Fantastic places. Places where the Internet actually works well. Where you can download a movie in under a minute. Where your Wi-Fi doesn't stop working for no apparent reason whatsoever.
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From Welfare State to Innovation State

From Welfare State to Innovation State | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When the new industrial working class began to organize, governments defused the threat of revolution from below by expanding political and social rights, regulating markets, erecting a welfare state, and smoothing the ups and downs of the...
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