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Remove money from politics!

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Since my book came out … I’ve subjected to incredible media attack, which makes me think perhaps the establishment is not as stable as it would have us believe. — Russell Brand

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A positive evaluation of Occupy as prefigurative practice | P2P Foundation

A positive evaluation of Occupy as prefigurative practice | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Occupy_heartsRCS: This is a fantastic question. Let me first start with a few comments regarding the apparent ‘success’ of Occupy, as I think this will lead us toward a fruitful analysis of what really forms the basis of my overall argument about Occupy-style movements. From there it might also be easiest to probe the issue of power.
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'Shocking' need for foodbank in affluent Farnham

'Shocking' need for foodbank in affluent Farnham | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Farnham Foodbank, expect to have served more than 1,400 people in the area who are 'living on the edge'
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▶ Launching Kingston University's Rethinking Economics group - YouTube

As Head of the School of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University, I was delighted to be asked to launch Kingston's Rethinking Economics group. I am sure this is the first time that a Head of School has done this. A great crowd turned up--over 100 people including many first year students. I hope that they keep us on our toes as we deliver a pluralist education in economics at Kingston University. And if you're at a UK University that doesn't provide a pluralist education in economics, then consider coming to Kingston in your second year via Release during Clearance. Warning--contains scary photograph of me with long hair...
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Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money Part 1 | P2P Foundation

Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money Part 1 | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Today we present the first of 3 parts 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. We will publish Part 2 on Wednesday Dec 31st and Part 3 on Friday Jan 2nd.
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P2P ProjectFest: Five interesting initiatives (1) | P2P Foundation

P2P ProjectFest: Five interesting initiatives (1) | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Community CarShare operates a fleet of 37 vehicles, available to members on a self-serve, pay-per-use basis. Benefits include: saving money on transportation, reducing your carbon footprint, and helping to build a sustainable community. The co-op currently serves Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, Elmira, Guelph, and St. Catharines, with service pending for London and Burlington in 2014.”

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Amazon 'used neo-Nazi guards to keep immigrant workforce under control' in Germany

Amazon 'used neo-Nazi guards to keep immigrant workforce under control' in Germany | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Amazon is at the centre of a deepening scandal in Germany as the online shopping giant faced claims that it employed security guards with neo-Nazi connections to intimidate its foreign workers.
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The Highs and Lows of the Net Neutrality Debate in 2014

The Highs and Lows of the Net Neutrality Debate in 2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Net neutrality” became a household term in 2014. In the past 12 months, net neutrality has gone from a wonky tech policy issue to a topic of national conversation. Millions of Americans, from legions of John Oliver fans to the president himself, have weighed in on the issue and are...
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Retailers have opportunity in 'sharing economy,' analyst says - Supermarket News

The rise of the so-called “sharing economy” led by the Uber car service app will challenge retailers to respond to customers increasingly demanding similar convenience and delivery speed for all things they consume, according to a new report from analyst Deborah Weinswig of Fung Business Intelligence Center (FBIC).




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Use and Abuse of the “Natural Capital” Concept « Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy

Use and Abuse of the “Natural Capital” Concept « Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Some people object to the concept of “natural capital” because they say it reduces nature to the status of a commodity to be marketed at its exchange value. This indeed is a danger, well discussed by George Monbiot. Monbiot’s criticism rightly focuses on the monetary pricing of natural capital. But it is worth clarifying that the word “capital” in its original non-monetary sense means “a stock or fund that yields a flow of useful goods or services into the future.” The word “capital” derives from “capita” meaning “heads,” referring to heads of cattle in a herd. The herd is the capital stock; the sustainable annual increase in the herd is the flow of useful goods or “income” yielded by the capital stock–all in physical, not monetary, terms. The same physical definition of natural capital applies to a forest that gives a sustainable yield of cut timber, or a fish population that yields a sustainable catch. This use of the term “natural capital” is based on the relations of physical stocks and flows, and is independent of prices and monetary valuation. Its main use has been to call attention to and oppose the unsustainable drawdown of natural capital that is falsely counted as income.
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Syriza can transform the EU from within – if Europe will let it

Syriza can transform the EU from within – if Europe will let it | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Costas Lapavitsas: Syriza’s anti-austerity programme is more sensible than radical, and what Greece needs. But the EU is far from convinced
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Global Freedom Network

Committed to the dignity and freedom that is the birthright of all humankind, Catholic, Anglican, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, and Orthodox leaders have signed a Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders Against Modern Slavery on World Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

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▶ Olivier Auber - P2P manisfesto & Crypto Currencies manifesto - YouTube

▶ Olivier Auber - P2P manisfesto & Crypto Currencies manifesto - YouTube | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
P2P Society & P2P money manifesto.
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2014 year in blogging | Guerrilla Translation!

2014 year in blogging | Guerrilla Translation! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
See the fireworks Guerrilla Translation! created by blogging on WordPress.com. Check out their 2014 annual report.
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What the P2P Foundation Did in 2014 (1): founders' report | P2P Foundation

What the P2P Foundation Did in 2014 (1): founders' report | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This overview is meant to be for the P2P Foundation as a network but this first part focuses on my own activities, which is the aspect I know best.

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Why Do 'Progressives' Want To Ban Uber? - Daily Beast

Why Do 'Progressives' Want To Ban Uber? - Daily Beast | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There’s just no way regulation can keep pace with innovation, and pols who think it can are living in a land of paleo-fantasy.
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This Md. startup is taking off thanks to the global open-source hardware movement - Technical.ly DC

This Md. startup is taking off thanks to the global open-source hardware movement - Technical.ly DC | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Columbia, Md.-based Scarab Hardware has raised more than $80,000 on Kickstarter to produce a circuit board called the miniSpartan6+.
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The 4 guiding principles of business digitalization - PropertyCasualty360

The 4 guiding principles of business digitalization - PropertyCasualty360 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Many insurers understand the need to adopt digital technologies as part of their business models, but are uncertain about how to actually do it. Here's where to start.
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Cloud computing advantages accelerated in 2014 - TechTarget

Cloud computing advantages accelerated in 2014 - TechTarget | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Read how business leaders increasingly phased out Excel and turned to the cloud for budgeting, financial planning and forecasting in 2014.
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Opening the Space for Innovation

Opening the Space for Innovation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If we want to innovate, we need to be comfortable allowing the organization to use its collective intelligence in making decisions. One method I've come across that tends work very well is called Open Space Technology.
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