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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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How the ‘sharing economy’ disrupts civilization | Ed Ericson Jr. | TEDxBaltimore

How the 'sharing economy' disrupts civilization - Ed challenges the foundation of the so-called sharing economy. Ed is a staff writer at the Baltimore City Paper. In 2012 his received...
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'Sharing economy' reshapes markets, as complaints rise - Phys.Org

'Sharing economy' reshapes markets, as complaints rise - Phys.Org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Want to make a bit of extra cash driving strangers around in your car, taking care of someone's dog, renting your apartment or cooking a meal?
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Fab Lab in East Village Serves Hands-On Entrepreneurs - Times of San Diego

Fab Lab in East Village Serves Hands-On Entrepreneurs - Times of San Diego | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A new incubator in the East Village packed with the latest machine tools officially opened to help San Diego entrepreneurs create high-tech hardware.
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Skills competitions platforms for education, industry, government collaboration

Skills competitions platforms for education, industry, government collaboration | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Skills competitions that test new apprentices’ and artisans’ skills in a competitive environment are highly effective forums to enable industry, education and government to engage one another on matters such as training and curriculum.
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Uber and Google Roll Toward Fight Over Driverless Taxis - Government Technology

Uber and Google Roll Toward Fight Over Driverless Taxis - Government Technology | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While Uber has the lead in e-hailed rides, it's far too soon to say who might dominate -- but one expert notes that Google's brand recognition is significant and evokes trust.
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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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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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Collaborative Platform Aims To Facilitate Corporate Renewable Energy ... - CleanTechnica

Collaborative Platform Aims To Facilitate Corporate Renewable Energy ... - CleanTechnica | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Nearly two-thirds of Fortune 100 and nearly half of Fortune 500 companies have commitments to shift to renewables. Now these companies are seeking the best way to source renewable energy and have the potential to significantly grow the renewable energy market. Corporations can be a powerful lever for expanding renewable energy in the United States and beyond. They can lock in long-term affordable prices for clean energy that supports the bottom line, reduce their carbon footprint, and fulfill their corporate sustainability commitments.

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How Urban Farming Could Change Hawaii

How Urban Farming Could Change Hawaii | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Hunter Heaivilin (Meagan Suzuki) On a balmy January afternoon, as he drives northwest along Oahu's sun-washed coast, Hunter Heaivilin happily explains his plans for creating an urban food forest in downtown Honolulu.
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Together we build a Commons Humanity - Crowdfunding a Global Networked Labour Union | P2P Foundation

Together we build a Commons Humanity - Crowdfunding a Global Networked Labour Union | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
1.  Creating one big mesh network for the working people from the Global South and Global North by linking autonomous networks and communities of high-tech/knowledge, industrial and service workers; domestic, immigrant, rural, jobless and future workers; solidarity, activism and research networks; labour, environmental, social justice and information freedom activists,
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Researchers Develop Incredibly Strong 3D Printed Microlattices — Can Hold ... - 3DPrint.com

Researchers Develop Incredibly Strong 3D Printed Microlattices — Can Hold ... - 3DPrint.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The materials engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory work on the bleeding edge of 3D printing, and they've now developed a substance and printer wh
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The Genuine American Communities That Still Exist in the Age of Facebook

The Genuine American Communities That Still Exist in the Age of Facebook | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Social media has become one of the leading ways we engage with life and feel connected to others, but the reality is, it’s often surreal and lonely.
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