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In post-industrial capitalist society, “work” has come to be disconnected from any conception of directly producing something or contributing work with any specific content. Work is increasingly...

In post-industrial capitalist society, “work” has come to be disconnected from any conception of directly producing something or contributing work with any specific content. Work is increasingly... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"Resenting Hipsters" in Jacobin by Peter Frase. Found here.
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This NYC Startup Brings the Sharing Economy to Personal Investing - AlleyWatch

This NYC Startup Brings the Sharing Economy to Personal Investing - AlleyWatch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Look at it this way: stockbrokers share information among themselves.
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The Affective Labor of Wikipedia: GamerGate, Harassment, and Peer Production.Social Text

The Affective Labor of Wikipedia: GamerGate, Harassment, and Peer Production.Social Text | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Affective Labor of Wikipedia: GamerGate, Harassment, and Peer Production. By Michael Mandiberg cc @ODSForum
http://t.co/U7HHzkCh0O
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How The Sharing Economy Will Lead To The Growth Of Online Reviews

How The Sharing Economy Will Lead To The Growth Of Online Reviews | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
SMX West 2015 Keynote Preview: NYT Best Selling Author Bill Tancer to speak to digital marketers about the search and social media impact of online reviews.
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Video: Andreas Antonopoulos Talks 'Mastering Bitcoin'

Video: Andreas Antonopoulos Talks 'Mastering Bitcoin' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Andreas Antonopoulos has long been one of the more well-respected names in the bitcoin and wider digital currency ecosystem.
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The Sharing Economy Goes Next&Level - Fast Company

The Sharing Economy Goes Next&Level - Fast Company | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A new crop of businesses are here to handle everything from key handoff to guest laundry. Call them the "Airbnb sub-economy."
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The Sharing The Leftover Scraps Economy

The Sharing The Leftover Scraps Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How would you like to live in an economy where robots do everything that can be predictably programmed in advance
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VIDEO: Professor David Graeber Discusses Pointless Jobs and Basic Income | Basic Income News

VIDEO: Professor David Graeber Discusses Pointless Jobs and Basic Income | Basic Income News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In this video, David Graeber, Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics, is interviewed about the rising idea that people have “pointless jobs” where they do not actually do much work.  Graeber discusses the reasons behind these pointless jobs and claims that while they fail to make sense in a truly capitalistic setting, they do make sense within businesses where people may be more powerful if they have more people working under them.  Graeber then goes on to explain why he believes a basic income could solve the problem by freeing people from these pointless jobs in order to pursue their passions.
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Reading of Jeremy Rifkin: The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism - Kamiel's Blog

Reading of Jeremy Rifkin: The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism - Kamiel's Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Review of The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism
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Share the World’s Resources, a conversation with Rajesh Makwana | Commons Transition

Share the World’s Resources, a conversation with Rajesh Makwana | Commons Transition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Continuing with our exclusive series of interviews on the concept of Commons Transition, today we’re proud to feature Rajesh Makwana,  executive director of Share The World’s Resources (or STWR). STWR is a London-based civil society organisation campaigning for fairer sharing of wealth, power and resources, within and between nations.


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La'Zooz: The Decentralized, Crypto-Alternative to Uber

La'Zooz: The Decentralized, Crypto-Alternative to Uber | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What makes a lot of people uncomfortable about a phenomenon like Uber, when you get right down to it, is how it is owned. As in other mega-Internet companies, a small number of owners poised to take over a global industry—in this case, the taxi industry with ownership currently spread out among local drivers and operators. In response to Uber’s rise, there has been a flurry of proposals for driver-owned alternatives.
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Austerity is not working

Austerity is not working | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
You cannot keep on squeezing countries that are in the midst of depression. At some point there has to be a growth strategy. — President Obama
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Episode 1, The Price of Inequality - BBC Radio 4

Episode 1, The Price of Inequality - BBC Radio 4 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Robert Peston explores the alarmingly widening gap between rich and poor since the 1980s.
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Tim Bell's curator insight, March 17, 2015 3:54 PM

An interesting and relevant episode from the much-acclaimed Radio 4 series presented by the BBC's economics correspondent. Inequality is certainly in the spotlight around the western world at the moment, largely due to the success of Thomas Pickety and his best-selling nook on the subject. Its also a key topic in both ECON3 (it can be viewed as a labour market failure) and ECON4. Have a listen and see if you think this is a problem worth tackling...

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Monetizing Facebook the Civilized Way

Monetizing Facebook the Civilized Way | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It took me a few weeks after the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and the public outcry for theoretical “freedom of speech”, but today I arrived at a fresh idea.
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Why Spain Should Share in the Wealth of the Sharing Economy | Always Forward, Together | Blogs | elmundo.es

Why Spain Should Share in the Wealth of the Sharing Economy | Always Forward, Together | Blogs | elmundo.es | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

After years of recession, the U.S. economy is back on its feet - with fifty eight straight months of job growth, 5.6 % unemployment, and the strongest third quarter growth in a decade.  Certainly, there are a lot of factors that have contributed to such a dramatic turnaround, but one contributor to this impressive trend is the advent of the sharing economy.

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Robert Reich: The sharing economy is hurtling us backwards

Robert Reich: The sharing economy is hurtling us backwards | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The former secretary of labor outlines the increasingly dystopian future of America's workforce
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Michel Bauwens on P2P Society at University of Wisconsin Madison February 2015 | P2P Foundation

Michel Bauwens on P2P Society at University of Wisconsin Madison February 2015 | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Michel Bauwens will be at the  University of Wisconsin Madison for 2 weeks this month to discuss P2P Society with students, faculty and the general public. This is part of the Havens Center Spring 2015 Visiting Scholars Program.
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Dumpster-Diving DIYer Uses Salvaged Wi-Fi Router to Control His 3D Printer - 3DPrint.com

Dumpster-Diving DIYer Uses Salvaged Wi-Fi Router to Control His 3D Printer - 3DPrint.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When Floridian Matt Defenthaler bought a home 3D printer, he went with a kit rather than purchasing a fully assembled one. He ordered his Makerfarm i3v printer
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'Sharing economy' reshapes markets, as complaints rise

'Sharing economy' reshapes markets, as complaints rise | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With Internet-based apps and services like Uber, Airbnb and others, you make money, and the consumer saves.
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A basic dictionary of the “Sharing Economy,” “Sharing Cities,” and communitarianism | Kosmos Journal

A basic dictionary of the “Sharing Economy,” “Sharing Cities,” and communitarianism | Kosmos Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Sharing” is more than a trend: for some, it is the engine of their businesses, for others, the touchstone from which to design cities to live in; for some, a way of life. But in any case, it would be good to differentiate these three environments to understand what they really represent and their limits. We must not let the good feelings and words that really mean things end up being emptied and defrauding us.

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▶ Mosaic Podcast 11: Commons Transition Book Discussion - YouTube

Join us on a special podcast on this landmark book documenting how the FLOK Project (Free/Libre Open Knowledge) in Ecuador began a shift towards embracing "good living" through a commons. The policy that results has far reaching implications for societies around the world. We will be joined by Michel Bauwens, who is the founder of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives, and John Restakis, who was the past Executive Director of the BC Co-operative Association in Vancouver.

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Yanis Varoufakis's little-known Channel 4 documentary |thetoc.gr

Yanis Varoufakis's little-known Channel 4 documentary |thetoc.gr | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A documentary by Yanis Varoufakis for Channel 4 is drawing attention once again for the insight it provides into the new Greek Finance Minister's thinking.
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The man holding power to account

The man holding power to account | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Armed with his laptop and a list of social media accounts, the 35-year-old citizen journalist combed Facebook and Twitter for sightings of the Buk missile launcher — believed to be responsible for shooting down the jet in July 2014.
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