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A Bitcoin-Powered Marketplace Could Change the Future of Secrets - CoinDesk

A Bitcoin-Powered Marketplace Could Change the Future of Secrets - CoinDesk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A decentralized platform for buying and selling secrets is sparking whispers in the industry about the future of transparency.
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Bike-share company puts new spin on peer-to-peer rentals - CBS News

Bike-share company puts new spin on peer-to-peer rentals - CBS News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Global bike-sharing company connects bicycle owners with cyclists who want to rent their wheels
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One day, a computer will fit on a desk (1974) - YouTube

Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke makes the bold claim that one day computers will allow people to work from home and access their banking records. Watch more: http://ab.co/ABCRetrospect

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FairCoop as creative-construction of Commons Humanity as an antitode to Capitalisms and the Worse | via ROARMAG

FairCoop as creative-construction of Commons Humanity as an antitode to Capitalisms and the Worse | via ROARMAG | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
  The ‘Robin Hood of the Banks’ strikes again. This time the aim is to create a worldwide cooperative to develop and expand a new economy of the commons. By Pablo Prieto and Enric Duran Some revolutionary activists have an … Continue reading →
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Incremental Living Income Doses for Better Results?

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Incremental Living Income Doses for Better Results?
How can we ensure that the economic transition to the provision of a Living Income doesn’t wreak havoc in an economy? Let’s talk about the suggestion to give incremental quantities through the implementation process.
Galbraith's Dependence Effect and Living Income Guaranteed* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtsPluWhSVk
* Conspicuous Consumption and Insatiable Needs" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGynw0vN1hA
* [49] The Psychology and Econo
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The Economic Realms: The road ahead for the collaborative economy

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There are a great many things we don’t know about the future, but what we can know, with some degree of certainty, is that when today’s babes in arms are twenty years old, their fundamental needs and desires as biological beings and as social animals are likely to be the same as they are today.
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Social mobilization vs. the power of disruption | P2P Foundation

Social mobilization vs. the power of disruption | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Today social movement theory is a well-established area of focus within sociology and political science. In the 1970s, however, it was just barely gaining a foothold in the academy. Stanford professor Doug McAdam tells the story of how, as a student activist in the late 1960s, he sought out classes on social movements at his university, searching the catalogue of the political science department. None were listed. When he finally did find discussion of movement activism, it took place in a very different setting than he had expected: namely, in a course on Abnormal Psychology.

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Data Sharing and Analytics: Changing HHS For the Better - Government Technology

Data Sharing and Analytics: Changing HHS For the Better - Government Technology | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In many states, IT planners in health and human services have sought ways to bridge the divide, gathering data from disparate sources across government to inform the public, drive better policy and improve social outcomes.
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Dutch universities fight publishers over open access - Inside Higher Ed

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Professor Meijer said this showed that the transition to a fully open access business model could be made by traditional publishers.

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Report: Fewer UMass students violating Code of Student Conduct off campus ... - MassLive.com

Report: Fewer UMass students violating Code of Student Conduct off campus ... - MassLive.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
UMass vice chancellor Enku Gelaye credited a number of programs with reducing the number of off-campus violations.
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The best and worst books on tech and society I read in 2014 - TechRepublic

The best and worst books on tech and society I read in 2014 - TechRepublic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Discover some of the best books about technology and society from the past year, along with great science-fiction novels hinting at what's yet to come.

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Sustainable leadership: the three types of resilience you need - The Guardian

Sustainable leadership: the three types of resilience you need - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
From mindfulness to car pooling, here’s how to build the strength your business needs to thrive in a volatile world
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Video: Dave Montgomery on Soil Degradation and the Erosion of Civilizations | P2P Foundation

Video: Dave Montgomery on Soil Degradation and the Erosion of Civilizations | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Dirt, soil, call it what you want—it’s everywhere we go. It is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, our cities. This fascinating yet disquieting book finds, however, that we are running out of dirt, and it’s no laughing matter. An engaging natural and cultural history of soil that sweeps from ancient civilizations to modern times, Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations explores the compelling idea that we are—and have long been—using up Earth’s soil. Once bare of protective vegetation and exposed to wind and rain, cultivated soils erode bit by bit, slowly enough to be ignored in a single lifetime but fast enough over centuries to limit the lifespan of civilizations. A rich mix of history, archaeology and geology, Dirt traces the role of soil use and abuse in the history of Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, China, European colonialism, Central America, and the American push westward. We see how soil has shaped us and we have shaped soil—as society after society has risen, prospered, and plowed through a natural endowment of fertile dirt. David R. Montgomery sees in the recent rise of organic and no-till farming the hope for a new agricultural revolution that might help us avoid the fate of previous civilizations.”
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The Startup Revolution Is About To Surge Again - Fast Company

The Startup Revolution Is About To Surge Again - Fast Company | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The next wave will be all about building scale-ups. What if we could help founders reach scale more consistently? Imagine if we could get even 10% more startups to scale. Even better, what if we could cut the 90% failure rate in half? What would that look like?

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Is 2015 the Year of the Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange?

Is 2015 the Year of the Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Will 2015 be the year of the Decentralized Bitcoin exchange? 2014 and the very beginning of 2015 has seen major problems for two mighty Bitcoin exchanges: Bitstamp and Mt. Gox. Untold numbers of holders lost in excess of $500 million between the two failures, both of which appear to have been initiated by internal enemies …
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GNUniversity

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GNUniversity is a Free Libre and Open Source Remote Education System designed for Empowerment of  Workers, Unionists and Union Organisers via Study-Circles, Self-training, exchange and strategy sessions, as well as high qulaity licence, masters, and doctorate level free access programs delivered online using Floss platfoms like Big Blue Button, Meet.Jitsi,Talky and others.
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Bibliography for the Global Political Economy - P2P Foundation

Bibliography for the Global Political Economy - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Since the previous global crisis, which had triggered the launch of global neoliberal restructuring known as Globalisation in the late 60s, there have been major contributions made from critical perspectives to understand the expansion of capitalist mode of production and the formation of the world market. Much of the insights were developed by political economy theorists from the West and the Center. Taken the first and second generation classical work of those like Karl Marx, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Kautsky, Rudolf Hilferding, Vladimir I. Lenin, Bukharin, Peter Kropotkin, Karl Polanyi, Antonio Gramsci, third and forth generation classics came out in this period. Althusser, Foucoult, Lefebvre, Balibar, De Bord, Deleuze, Miliband, Poulantzas, Palloix, Murray, Hymer, Wallerstein, Amin, Arrighi, Baran, Sweezy, Breverman, Tronti, Negri, Verno, Cox, van der Pijl, Waterman among many others have re-worked on the state, classes, production, labour, capital, power, ideology, agency, and so forth, and had added new insights to make a common sense of the ever changing world historical structures, the collective social agency, as well as possiblities and limits for radical emancipatory change. In this post-war and New-Left era, both Gramsci and Polanyi had been rediscovered and their work stimulated, especially by Poulantzas’ work, the development of varying analysess of the transnational dimension of the changing character of capitalism.

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Who Do Politicians Take Money From?

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We live in what’s called a democracy, but is owned by the people who provide the money. — George Monbiot
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Are Open Data and Democratised Technologies Political Neutral? Call for Papers | P2P Foundation

Are Open Data and Democratised Technologies Political Neutral? Call for Papers | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The promise of big and open data and data infrastructures is for greater evidence based decision making, informed policy, and efficient management.
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Self-government in Rojava: interview with Janet Biehl | P2P Foundation

Self-government in Rojava: interview with Janet Biehl | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It seems to me that Rojava’s Kurds understand very well the importance of this question, since they very well know the experience of being an oppressed minority. Today as the majority in Rojava they know that it would be unacceptable for them to impose on others the kinds of exclusions that they experienced in Syria and that they still experience elsewhere.

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The Real 3D Printer News from CES 2015 - Techzone360

The Real 3D Printer News from CES 2015 - Techzone360 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The 3D printing market is on the verge of going ballistic in the areas of price, materials, and concepts. I spent time on the exhibit floors and media events at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week and the implications are staggering.
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Facebook growth nonexistent, Pew finds, while other social-media platforms ... - Network World

Facebook growth nonexistent, Pew finds, while other social-media platforms ... - Network World | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Talk of Facebook’s impending demise may be no more credible than today’s latest Twitter rumor about the death of Fidel Castro, but that doesn’t mean either one is the picture of health these days.
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Taste Testing 3-D Printed Food - Wall Street Journal

Taste Testing 3-D Printed Food - Wall Street Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We sample a trio of machine-crafted confections—CocoJet dark chocolate, ChefJet tart blackberry candy and XYZ Printing butter cookies.
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2015's $100 Billion question: What drives the mobile app economy? - Forbes

2015's $100 Billion question: What drives the mobile app economy? - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Mobile applications and services are overtaking the World Wide Web for the key activities that we do on the Internet.
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Disagreeing with Piketty, Joseph Stiglitz: the rise of land values is the chief culprit of inequality | P2P Foundation

Disagreeing with Piketty, Joseph Stiglitz: the rise of land values is the chief culprit of inequality | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There are several things. There’s some debate about this, but I think most readers of Thomas Piketty’s book (Capital in the Twenty-First Century) get the impression that the accumulation of wealth — savings —is responsible for the rise in inequality and that there is, therefore, in a way,a link between the growth of the economy — the accumulation of capital— on the one hand and inequality and wealth. My paper begins with the observation that in fact, you cannot explain what has happened to the wealth/income ratio by that analysis. A closer look at what has gone on suggests that a large fraction of the increase in wealth is an increase in the value of land, not in the amount of capital goods.
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