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Trade School

Take a class with a range of specialized teachers in exchange for basic items and services. Secure a spot in a TradeSchool class by meeting one of the teachers barter needs.
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Internet Credit Union

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BENEFITS FOR MEMBERS
  • All money deposited is insured up to $250,000 by the US government.
  • Send money internationally for $5 at a great exchange rate.
  • You can create a bank account in Mexico for friends/relatives for free.
  • Free savings accounts. Free to open and for a limited time, no maintenance fees.
  • Free online banking to track your accounts 24 hours a day.
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Issue 29.1, February 2014 — Cultural Anthropology

Issue 29.1, February 2014 — Cultural Anthropology | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

With the February 2014 issue, Cultural Anthropologygoes fully open access. This means that the journal is now freely available to anyone anywhere who has access to the Internet (rather than just those who can afford the fees that allow them to get behind the paywall of a commercial press), thereby returning publishing to the commons, where academic life begins. We wish to thank all those who have expended so much time and labor in making the transition possible—former CA editors Kim and Mike Fortun, our talented and indefatigable former and present managing editors Ali Kenner and Tim Elfenbein, web consultant Ryan Schenk, former Society for Cultural Anthropology presidents Danilyn Rutherford and Brad Weiss, Oona Schmid at the American Anthropological Association, members of the OA advisory committee Jessica Cattelino, Chris Kelty, and Jason Jackson, and Paolo Mangiafico and Kevin Smith at the Duke University Libraries.

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Tracing the constellation of actors in the peer econom

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Americans’ normative understanding of work is imploding. Throughout most of the twentieth century Americans equated landing a job to a lifetime of smooth sailing. In recent decades, faith in gainful employment has collapsed, and other models are emerging to fill the void. The peer economy is one such model.

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The Future of Our Food, Costing the Earth - BBC Radio 4

The Future of Our Food, Costing the Earth - BBC Radio 4 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Where will our food come from in the future? Tom Heap chairs the debate.
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University economics teaching isn't an education: it's a £9,000 lobotomy

University economics teaching isn't an education: it's a £9,000 lobotomy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Aditya Chakrabortty: Economics took a battering after the financial crisis, but faculties are refusing to teach alternative views. It's as if there's only one way to run an economy
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autonomias.net: 18 May, Thessaloniki's water referendum: One no, many yeses

autonomias.net: 18 May, Thessaloniki's water referendum: One no, many yeses | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Thessaloniki is a lively sprawling metropolis located in the north of Greece. As with the rest of the country, it is affected by increasing unemployment and poverty, a result of the government's Troika-dictated policies, which have driven the economy into a deep recession.
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DLD14 - On Mindfulness - A Conversation

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A fascinating conversation between Brazilian writer Paulo Coelhoauthor of The Alchemist and founder of the Huffington Post Arianna Huffington that took place this morning at DLD14 in Munich.

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The Archdruid Report: The End of Employment

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The suicide of peak oil writer Mike Ruppert two days ago puts a bit of additional emphasis on that last point. I never met Ruppert, though we corresponded back in the days when his “From The Wilderness” website was one of the few places on the internet that paid any attention at all to peak oil, and I don’t claim to know what personal demons drove him to put a bullet through his brain. Over the last eight years, though, as the project of this blog has brought me into contact with more and more people who are grappling with the predicament of our time, I’ve met a great many people whose plans for dealing with a postpeak world amount to much the same thing. Some of them are quite forthright about it, which at least has the virtue of honesty.  Rather more of them conceal the starkness of that choice behind a variety of convenient evasions, the insistence that we’re all going to die soon anyway being far and away the most popular of these just now.
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After the crash, we need a revolution in the way we teach economics

After the crash, we need a revolution in the way we teach economics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Students who claim that economics courses fail to explain the 2008 crash are gaining support from British business. Here, two Cambridge academics, Ha-Joon Chang and Jonathan Aldred, agree it's time for a change
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MOOCs' disruption is only beginning - Boston Globe

MOOCs' disruption is only beginning - Boston Globe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Over time, colleges and universities will have to compete with providers who offer low-cost, direct paths to employment that do not necessarily end in degrees or certificates. Campuses will have to be clear about the value of a college degree. Students and families will demand a more precise understanding of what they can expect from their college degree. And that will benefit all learners.

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Global Business - Fair Shares: The Sharing Economy - BBC News

Global Business - Fair Shares: The Sharing Economy - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Sharing your neighbour's car, tools and clothes have become a new style of enterprise. But existing regulations and laws are not set up for it and it is causing problems.

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Wordpress TimeBank plugin | The Wordpress timebank System | El sistema de Banco del tiempo para Wordpress

Wordpress TimeBank plugin | The Wordpress timebank System | El sistema de Banco del tiempo para Wordpress | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

User view: By entering or searching the space of any user ( www.yourwordpress.com/timebank) you can see the list of sales and purchases of that user. The status of their transfers, rating and comments of each transaction. All users after purchasing can rate and review the product or services. (Kind of eBay). If you enter to your user space, you can create new transfers, accept or reject transfers, comment and rate transfers.

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Rizzoma is a zoomable and free collaboration service

Rizzoma is a zoomable and free collaboration service | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Rizzoma is a collaborative tool that tracks the context of your conversation automatically, allowing you to grow a conversation wherever you need and keep track of all the changes and additions in one place. Rizzoma also helps information stay organized by allowing you to structure your documents in ways that make sense to you.
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Worker Support Infrastructure in the Emerging Peer Economy - P2P Foundation

Worker Support Infrastructure in the Emerging Peer Economy - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The peer economy is a framework of online, peer-to-peer marketplaces that enable people to monetize skills and assets they already have (see figure 4). To a provider, the peer economy is immediate relief. It provides an income stream while also freeing providers to choose when to work, what to do, and where to complete the work. Providers sidestep traditional constraints such as geography or rigid work schedules. Those who did not find inclusion in a traditional workplace—stay-at-home carers, the elderly, those varying in physical and mental ableness—suddenly have an empowering way to generate income.

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Institute for Dynamic Economic Analysis

Economics is broken. Conventional economics has missed badly in its forecasts, provided an incoherent explanation of economic events and failed to produce effective policy. There is another way. An economics that incorporates debt and money. An economics that is proven by history and practice, statistics and theoretical consistency.

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National Geographic's 5 steps to feed the world | Harvest Public Media

National Geographic's 5 steps to feed the world | Harvest Public Media | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

With the world’s population exploding, we’ll have many more mouths to feed in the near future. But agriculture already uses up tons of resources and land. So how can we grow more food and how can we limit its damage to the environment?

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World’s Largest Solar Array Set to Crank Out 290 Megawatts of Sunshine Power

World’s Largest Solar Array Set to Crank Out 290 Megawatts of Sunshine Power | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Megaplants like Agua Caliente in Arizona herald a new efficiency in solar-sourced electricity
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Whatever it Takes to Change the World: Back From OuiShare Fest 2014

Whatever it Takes to Change the World: Back From OuiShare Fest 2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

 hours but it’s already time to put down an initial assessment of the second OuiShare Fest, that closed doors in Paris on Thursday morning with an incredible #OuiShareLove Party.

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » What should we think about the prospects of 3D Printed Housing

P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » What should we think about the prospects of 3D Printed Housing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Recently, a number of articles and videos about 3D printing of houses in China have gone viral, catalyzing a lot of attention for this very promising subject.

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The Economics of Happiness (2010) | Watch Documentary Free Online

The Economics of Happiness (2010) | Watch Documentary Free Online | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment. There are personal costs too. For the majority of people on the planet life is becoming increasingly stressful. We have less time for friends and family and we face mounting pressures at work.

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IndieWebCamp

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Beyond Blogging and Decentralization

The IndieWeb effort is different from previous efforts/communities:

  • Principles over project-centrism. Others assume a monoculture of one project for all. We are developing a plurality of projects.
  • Selfdogfood instead of email. Show before tell. Prioritize by scratching your own itches, creating, iterating on your own site.
  • Design first, formats second. Focus on good UX & selfdogfood prototypes to create minimum necessary formats & protocols.
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How Non-Profits Are Cashing In on the Cryptocurrency Boom

How Non-Profits Are Cashing In on the Cryptocurrency Boom | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The ultimate philanthropic potential of digital currency may lie in the developing world, where high exchange rates, bank fees and inflation can dilute the buying power of international donors.
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More on Open Source Casebooks (They Already Exist) - Technologist

More on Open Source Casebooks (They Already Exist) - Technologist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
... to widespread adoption of casebooks is format flexibility. Personally, I enjoy reading books on my now ancient Android tablet. Apple folks might prefer an iBook, while Amazon fans will appreciate a Kindle book.
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