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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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A Broken System Cannot Carry on Forever

A Broken System Cannot Carry on Forever | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Greece has elected Europe's first far-left government of modern times. Spain looks set to put in power a party which didn't exist five years ago. Labour is about to be wiped out in Scotland, the place of its birth. The Tories are terrified that Ukip...
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First we take Athens: Europe’s debt colony revolts

First we take Athens: Europe’s debt colony revolts | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Syriza’s victory — a product of Greece’s vibrant, antagonistic culture of direct action and prefigurative politics — will resound throughout Europe
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Zach Owen's curator insight, February 9, 2015 10:29 PM

What contributing factors would come to the forefront as to why it is Greece's political system is so corrupt? 

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Call for Papers: "Data to the People" - 3rd International Hybrid City Conference

Call for Papers: "Data to the People" - 3rd International Hybrid City Conference | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Swedish company offers employees implantable chips

Swedish company offers employees implantable chips | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Work is really getting under some workers’ skin.
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A Chinese Perspective on the BRICS in 2015 - Council on Foreign Relations

A Chinese Perspective on the BRICS in 2015 - Council on Foreign Relations | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The BRICS continue to gain momentum on the international stage, yet with slowing economic growth and changing geopolitical dynamics around the world, the BRICS place in global governance is in flux.
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Commons-Based Peer Production - P2P Foundation

"Commons-based peer production is a term coined by Harvard Law School professor Yochai Benkler to describe a new model of economic production in which the creative energy of large numbers of people is coordinated (usually with the aid of the internet) into large, meaningful projects, mostly without traditional hierarchical organization or financial compensation. He compares commons-based peer production to firm production (where a centralized decision process decides what has to be done and by whom) and market-based production (when tagging different prices to different jobs serves as an attractor to anyone interested in doing the job).
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Fab Lab El Paso founders to talk shop at Hub's February event - El Paso Times

Fab Lab El Paso founders to talk shop at Hub's February event - El Paso Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The founders of Fab Lab El Paso will be at The Hub of Human Innovation's February workshop to provide details about the non-profit organization, which provides digital fabrication tools and space for
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Can society be commodities all the way down? Post-Polanyian reflections on capitalist crisis

Can society be commodities all the way down? Post-Polanyian reflections on capitalist crisis | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In his classic 1944 book, The great transformation, Karl Polanyi traced the roots of capitalist crisis to efforts to create ‘self-regulating markets’ in land, labour and money. The effect was to turn those three fundamental bases of social life into ‘fictitious commodities’. The inevitable result, Polanyi claimed, was to despoil nature, rupture communities and destroy livelihoods. This diagnosis has strong echoes in the twenty-first century: witness the burgeoning markets in carbon emissions and biotechnology; in child-care, schooling and the care of the old; and in financial derivatives. In this situation, Polanyi's idea of fictitious commodification affords a promising basis for an integrated structural analysis that connects three dimensions of the present crisis: the ecological, the social and the financial. This paper explores the strengths and weaknesses of Polanyi's idea.
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The Guy Behind The Edward Snowden Leaks Asks A Really Obvious Question We Need To Answer

The Guy Behind The Edward Snowden Leaks Asks A Really Obvious Question We Need To Answer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Why does privacy matter? It seems like the answer should be obvious. In a lot of ways, Glenn Greenwald's mission is to make it more so.
Google's CEO said that you shouldn't do things you don't want people to find out about.
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How to Design a Sharing Market (Hint: Empathy Matters) - Huffington Post

How to Design a Sharing Market (Hint: Empathy Matters) - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick raises an important issue. Most people think that the sharing economy is all about convenience and the power of networked technology.
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3D Printing News: World's First 3D Printing Car Factory Plus Showroom Coming to the Washington, D.C., Area

3D Printing News: World's First 3D Printing Car Factory Plus Showroom Coming to the Washington, D.C., Area | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If you live in the Mid-Atlantic region, you should soon be able to buy a 3D-printed car -- or at least see one made. Developers at National Harbor -- a 350-acre waterfront property in Prince George's County, Maryland -- announced their plans earlier this month to open a facility for Local Motors by year's end. The facility, which is expected to be approximately 40,000 square feet, will include a 3D printing microfactory, lab, and showroom.

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Working Capital Conversations: The Sharing Economy with Joel Stein, Time Magazine

Working Capital Conversations: The Sharing Economy with Joel Stein, Time Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Today we introduce Working Capital Conversations, interviews with leading thinkers, practitioners and experts discussing the ideas that drive global business.

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The hidden cost of austerity in Greece: Silencing dissent and independent media - report

The hidden cost of austerity in Greece: Silencing dissent and independent media - report | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A report by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) paints an apocalyptic picture of the media landscape in Greece. Citing as reasons the ‘long standing weakness’ of the mainstream media, the country’s financial crisis and the government’s ‘authoritarian stance’, FIDH found out that free speech and independent journalists in Greece are under attack
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Reviewing the role of paper reviewers

Reviewing the role of paper reviewers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
JOURNAL editors soon find out how collegiate their colleagues are when they try to find someone to review a paper. It is a lot of work but, as Mathieu O’Neil has discovered, sometimes an editor can wait months only to get back a useless paragraph.
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Ubiquitous Commons: the slides from the workshop at Transmediale Festival in Berlin

Ubiquitous Commons: the slides from the workshop at Transmediale Festival in Berlin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Just back from the Ubiquitous Commons workshop at transmediale Festival in Berlin. Here are the slides from the workshop, with a framing of the concept of Ubiquitous Commons, a series of examples a...
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Can Open-Source Voting Tech Fix The U.S. Elections System? - Forbes

Can Open-Source Voting Tech Fix The U.S. Elections System? - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
American voting technology is trapped in the last millennium. This lifeline to democracy is kept secret—closed off from public inspection and controlled by large businesses. It is decades old to boot.
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The US is losing the clean energy race. Why that's OK. - Christian Science Monitor

The US is losing the clean energy race. Why that's OK. - Christian Science Monitor | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Collaboration – not competition – is key to a clean energy future in the US, China, and beyond, writes Alex Trembath of The Breakthrough Institute.
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Today is a great victory against GCHQ, the NSA and the surveillance state - The Guardian

Today is a great victory against GCHQ, the NSA and the surveillance state - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Britain and America broke the law by intercepting electronic communications in bulk, and they can no longer claim otherwise
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Robert Reich: The 'Sharing Economy'? More Like the 'Share the Crumbs' Economy - In These Times

Robert Reich: The 'Sharing Economy'? More Like the 'Share the Crumbs' Economy - In These Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

How would you like to live in an economy where robots do everything that can be predictably programmed in advance, and almost all profits go to the robots’ owners?

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The Best Teams Have Women on Them - PayScale Career News (blog)

The Best Teams Have Women on Them - PayScale Career News (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As it turns out, the secret to building effective teams is to have more women than men -- the more, the merrier, actually. Read on to see what other factors make for successful team building.
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5 Game-Changing Business Models To Learn From

5 Game-Changing Business Models To Learn From | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Business models don't need to be static. Take inspiration from these 5 innovative companies.
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Jeremy Rifkin - Global Success

Jeremy Rifkin - Global Success | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The third Industrial Revolution is on its way. New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and services, precipitating the meteoric rise of a global Collaborative Commons and the eclipse of capitalism.


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Eric Horesnyi's curator insight, February 16, 2015 5:56 PM

Must read for all who care about our world in 2050 @iot

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How a Generation of Young Leaders is Emerging From India's Slums

How a Generation of Young Leaders is Emerging From India's Slums | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Children from the Salia Sahi slum in Bhubaneswar present a Charter of Demand asking for more street lights in their community.
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