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thoughts on the development of peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Shareable: The Top 10 New Books about the Sharing Economy

Shareable: The Top 10 New Books about the Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Want to hunker down with some good, shareable nonfiction this winter? Classic titles of the sharing economy, including The Mesh and What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, are good places to start. If you’re ready for more, we’ve rounded up a collection of 10 new books (plus three bonus selections) for the hardcore sharer that delve into the inner-workings of collaborative consumption, sharing law, the cultural shift toward collaboration, the importance of community-building, and more.

 
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Nathan Schneider: "Occupy Wall Street turned movements into international networks"

Nathan Schneider: "Occupy Wall Street turned movements into international networks" | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

More than one year ago, the Occupy Movement emerged in the United States. What was it and where it is going now? Joel Dietz interviewed Nathan Schneider, who has been following Occupy Wall Street as a writer for the Nation.

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Linux as example of the beginning of a new economic system |  REconomy

Linux as example of the beginning of a new economic system |  REconomy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
DOES A BUMPER YEAR FOR LINUX SHOW US THAT A COLLABORATIVE META NARRATIVE FOR THE ECONOMY IS STARTING TO REPLACE THE OUT DATED FREE MARKET COMPETITIVE ONE. A QUICK AND RATHER NARROW REVIEW OF MICROSOFT VERSUS LINUX WILL PROVIDE SOME INSIGHT AS TO WHY AND HOW THIS NEW COLLABORATIVE META NARRATIVE IS APPEARING.   
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Icelandic Authorities Blocking PiratePad as "Hate-Speech" | PirateTimes

Icelandic Authorities Blocking PiratePad as "Hate-Speech" | PirateTimes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Authorities in Reykjavik, Iceland are blocking the Pirate Party's PiratePad using Microsoft's censorship software
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Book Review – Wikinomics Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

Book Review – Wikinomics Mass Collaboration Changes Everything | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Author: Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams ISBN-10: 1591843677 First, if you have not read Wikinomics Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, read it. If you have read it, read it again. If your company is not moving noticeably in the direction of mass collaboration, it is in peril. The last 6 years of global economic pressure has exacerbated the need for the concepts of mass collaboration set forth in this book. The book was published in 2006, and updated in 2008.

 
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Dale Carrico on the (need for the) democratisation of the state

Dale Carrico on the (need for the) democratisation of the state | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I appreciate the politeness with which you to entreat me to renounce either my commitment to the democratic state form or my commitment to nonviolent stakeholder politics and change, but I fear I must decline. I am committed to both, and I believe that it is those who find these commitments incompatible who are wrongheaded and confused.

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The Technium: The Post-Productive Economy

Finally, Gordon is focused, as most economists, on GDP which measures the amount of "labor saving" that has been accomplished. The more labor you save while making or serving something, the more productive you are. In the calculus of traditional economics productivity equals wealth. Gordon rightly points out that so far the internet has not saved a lot of labor. As I argue in my robot piece in Wired, Better Than Human (not my title), I think the real wealth in the future does not come from saving labor but in creating new kinds of things to do. In this sense long-term wealth depends on making new labor.

 

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Open Peer Production research | Ossoil - Open Source Community Enabler

Open Peer Production research | Ossoil - Open Source Community Enabler | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Initial idea for Statistical Studies of Peer Production (SSoPP – Surveying, analyzing and documenting peer to peer practices) was born about a year ago. Around March 2012 I contacted Michel Bauwens from P2P Foundation and asked for support, which they offered in form of providing server capacity and domain. Encouraged by the support from Bauwens and Franco Iacomella, I decided to build the platform. We decided to use WordPress as authoring tool and base for the efforts. We installedLimesurvey, which we use for building, maintaining and launching surveys.

 
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Using Facebook to Explore Boundary Issues for Social Workers in a Networked Society: Students' Perceptions of Learning

Using Facebook to Explore Boundary Issues for Social Workers in a Networked Society: Students' Perceptions of Learning | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This paper examines final-year MA and BA social work students' experiences of using Facebook as part of an enquiry-based blended learning design. A Think Family and Whole Systems module was redesigned using constructivist principles of emergent learning. This redesign enabled students to engage in life-like situations to help them reflect on the implications of using social networking sites as social work practitioners. It is suggested that student confidence in being able to outline the ethical issues, personal privacy concerns for professionals and service users, and the potential positive and negative aspects of using social networking sites for future professional development increased as a result of engaging with the learning design. To cater for the increasing use of social networks in society, a rationale for the learning design is outlined from the perspective of social work education. The paper then outlines the lessons learnt from students' engagement with Facebook as a site for learning.

 
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Category:Peereconomy - P2P Foundation

Category:Peereconomy - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
1 Some of the questions being addressed in Peereconomy2 Dedication3 Key Resources4 Presentation of his book5 Selections from the P2P Foundation blog
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Home page - Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - European Commission

Home page - Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - European Commission | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
European Commission - Horizon 2020: home page.
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3-D Printing Is (Kind Of) A Big Deal : NPR

3-D Printing Is (Kind Of) A Big Deal : NPR | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Another thing to keep in mind about 3-D printing: It democratizes who gets to be in the manufacturing business. You don't need a giant factory and million-dollar machines. You just need $500 and a garage.

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Wikipedia: a study in the new forms of networked authorship

Wikipedia: a study in the new forms of networked authorship | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Bia Martins is one of the students of the Peer Production class that was held in Rio de Janeiro in November 2012, for ECO-URCA, the School of Communications of the Rio de Janeiro Federal University. She is also a journalist specialized in internet reporting.

 
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Shareable: Can Local Currencies be the Foundation for the Sharing Economy?

Shareable: Can Local Currencies be the Foundation for the Sharing Economy? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A relatively new financial tool is emerging that could greatly strengthen the sharing movement. The tool is local currencies, which are popping up in cities across the globe. The Boston Bean is one of the newest U.S. examples. The local currency in Bristol, U.K., can even be used to pay local business taxes. Excitement is spreading, in part due to desperate economic conditions and the potential of local currencies to boost local economies.

 
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Principled Societies Project Part I: Local Financial System | Watch Now

Principled Societies Project Part I: Local Financial System | Watch Now | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This video introduces the Token Exchange System, a local monetary/financial system being developed by the Principled Societies Project, based on the book "Creating Sustainable Societies" by John Boik. The token system is an advanced form of local currency. It is designed to help urban economies become stronger, greener, more resilient, more diverse, more self-sufficient, and more fair.

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COOK Report for January - February 2013

Six or seven years ago Michel Bauwens began the Peer-to-Peer Foundation which is a coordinated group of people from several dozen of countries around the globe that has created and is sustaining an encyclopedic wiki of peer-to-peer technologies -- technologies on which, according to John Robb, resilient communities can be based.  Two years ago I reported across two different issues on what Michel Bauwens and his Peer-to-Peer Foundation allies were doing and how their wiki was built and structured.
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Peer To Peer: Social, Political, And Economic Issues In A P2P World - A Video Interview With Michel Bauwens

Peer To Peer: Social, Political, And Economic Issues In A P2P World - A Video Interview With Michel Bauwens | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Beyond file-sharing, peer-to-peer is an alternative way of looking at work, live and the way we make money.
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How to Map Assets and Expose Real Wealth for Shared Futures | Cruxcatalyst: The Heart of Change

How to Map Assets and Expose Real Wealth for Shared Futures | Cruxcatalyst: The Heart of Change | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Asset mapping offers a simple, fast and inexpensive way to resource a project, organisation, or movement. A form of real-time crowdsourcing, it focuses on what already exists, it is positive in nature and is great for unearthing latent potential.
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Values for the Left in an Age of Distribution - P2P Foundation

Values for the Left in an Age of Distribution - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Stephen Downes, in a contribution to the IDC mailing list, offers a critique of the 'atomism' as key value of the right, and autonomy-in-diversity as the key value of the left.

 
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Why This CEO Doesn’t Own A Car: The Rise Of Dis-Ownership

Why This CEO Doesn’t Own A Car: The Rise Of Dis-Ownership | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

New ways of sharing, driven by online social standards, have taken collaboration to new levels. Thanks to the social web, we can share and trade to use a whole universe of things we once had to buy ourselves. From cars to solar panels, people are realizing they can reap the benefits of ownership without the expense and hassle of buying. For me, not owning a car means I may spend a little extra time on public transportation, but I can use that time to read, catch up on work projects, and make the phone calls I couldn’t get to earlier. Plus, I never waste time at the mechanics or gas station.

 

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Michel Bauwens: Brazilian Alternative Economic Models Going Global

Michel Bauwens: Brazilian Alternative Economic Models Going Global | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Most people have been brought up to believe that the competitive, grow-or-die, absentee-shareholder-owned, “free”-trade “market” economy is the only one that works, the only alternative to a socialist, government-run economy. This myth is perpetrated in business and other schools, by the media, by accountants and lawyers and bankers and, of course, in the business world. This amoral-capitalist economic model has “succeeded” in the same hostile way our species has “succeeded” — by brutally suppressing, starving for resources, using power to steal from, and, when all else fails, killing off anything deemed a “competitor” or threat to its monopoly on power and resources. It relies on massive subsidies and near-zero interest rates thanks to well-rewarded political cronies, on political graft and corruption worldwide, on oligopoly and restraint of competition, on wage slavery and worker ignorance, on phony money and unrepayable debt, and on advertising, human insecurity, ego and greed to create an artificial demand for its shoddy, overpriced crap. And, on top of all that, it’s utterly unsustainable.

 
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Innovation Closed and Open Models

Innovation Closed and Open Models | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

During the 20th Century, companies achieved competitive advantage by funding their own research laboratories. Frequent carried out fundamental research ( ofttimes undirected ), developing new technologies out of which spun new produce – stable new industries. These proprietary, identical monopolistic, wares generated vast profit margins which funded more research. Innovation Closed and Open Models

 
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Evolution of Cognition - P2P Foundation

Evolution of Cognition - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"With cultural evolution new processes of thought appear. Abstraction is universal, but rationalization first appeared in ancient Greece, theorization in Renaissance Italy, and model building in twentieth-century Europe. These processes employ the methods of metaphor, metalingual definition, algorithm, and control, respectively. The intellectual and practical achievements of populations guided by the several processes and exploiting the different mechanisms differ so greatly as to warrant separation into cultural ranks. The fourth rank is not completely formed, while regions of the world and parts of every population continue to operate by the processes of earlier ranks."

 
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Marcin Jakubowski - Open Source Economy Accelerating Innovation

Marcin Jakubowski - Open Source Economy Accelerating Innovation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Marcin Jakubowski discusses how increasing innovation starts with open collaboration and how an Open Source Economy is the next economy.
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Trend of the Day: Manuel Castells on the Rise of New Economic Cultures

Trend of the Day: Manuel Castells on the Rise of New Economic Cultures | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“But what happens in any process of disorganised, chaotic social change, there are all these phenomena co-existing and the way they play out, one against the other, will depend ultimately if the political institutions open up enough channels of participation for the energy that exists in society for change that could overcome the resistance of the dark forces that exist in all societies.”

 
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