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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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Best Buy to Display 3D Printing Technology in Stores with 50 Intel Technology ... - 3DPrint.com

Best Buy to Display 3D Printing Technology in Stores with 50 Intel Technology ... - 3DPrint.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

With 3D technology being so accessible, and hobbyists producing so many amazing 3D printed objects in the comfort of their own homes, it just makes sense that curious shoppers could check out this new technology firsthand across the street at their neighborhood Best Buy.

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Marc Andreessen On Apple Pay, Bitcoin and Airbnb

Marc Andreessen On Apple Pay, Bitcoin and Airbnb | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Marc Andreessen said Apple Pay lacks innovation, actually surprising about Apple Pay is how many things don't change with Apple Pay
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The Future of Work, Leisure and Consumption - Truth-Out

The Future of Work, Leisure and Consumption - Truth-Out | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Economist Juliet Schor is known worldwide for her research on the interrelated issues of work, leisure, and consumption. Her books on these themes include The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure,The Overspent American: Upscaling, Downshifting, and the New Consumer, andPlenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth (retitled True Wealth for its paperback edition). She is also a professor of sociology at Boston College. —Dollars & Sense Editors.


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What Needs To Be Shared About the "Sharing Economy" - The National Law Review

What Needs To Be Shared About the "Sharing Economy" - The National Law Review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy (sometimes also referred to as the peer-to-peer economy) is a socio-economic system built around the sharing of human and physical resources.
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Lyft open to regulation in Hillsborough that 'makes sense' - Tampa Bay Business Journal

Lyft open to regulation in Hillsborough that 'makes sense' - Tampa Bay Business Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If ridesharing is to operate legally and openly in Hillsborough County, there needs to be some give and take.

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Latin American lessons for Europe’s Sharing Economy

Latin American lessons for Europe’s Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Europe has been recently experiencing a new wave of economic disruption driven by the Internet: the so-called Sharing Economy. Companies like Uber, a service that connects drivers and passengers for short-rides, andAirbnb, a short-term apartment and room rental service, want to change how we take taxis and how we do tourism around the Old Continent.

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Bitcoin 2.0 Crowdfunding Is Real Crowdfunding - TechCrunch (blog)

Bitcoin 2.0 Crowdfunding Is Real Crowdfunding - TechCrunch (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the past few months we’ve been hearing a lot about how bitcoin’s underlying technology is going to revolutionize not only our monetary system, but also notary services, DNS, authentication, intellectual property ownership and data storage.

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Will Capitalism Destroy Itself? -- A Revolution in Economics

Will Capitalism Destroy Itself? -- A Revolution in Economics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The global economy is going through profound changes that may well bring the Era of Capitalism to an end — through a convergence of revolutions in communication technologies, logistics, and manufacturing.  Author and trend analyst, Jeremy Rifkin, explores this transition in depth in his book The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism.
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Now the UN is intervening in Detroit's water conflict. Could thirsty cities riot?

Now the UN is intervening in Detroit's water conflict. Could thirsty cities riot? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Angry protests over water provision have shaken cities around the world, and may determine whether access to clean drinking water is a taxable municipal service – or a basic human right
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My Week with PirateBox, the DIY Mobile Cloud Storage Device

My Week with PirateBox, the DIY Mobile Cloud Storage Device | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Sharing books you've read can be as enjoyable as reading them again, and for centuries books have frequently changed hands from person to person, library to library. But what if you could share an entire archive of books from the palm of your hand with anyone in earshot? I spent a week experimenting with a DIY PirateBox to see how it works, but first let's explore notable episodes in the history of book sharing...

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italiaDesign: Zoe Romano, WeMake

Zoe Romano is a co-founder of WeMake, an makerspace in Milan. It is a workshop focused on creating innovation at the intersection between digital manufacturing, wearable technology and the development of local fashion brand communities using open-source technology.
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Peer Production as a Model for the Provision by Food Services Collectives - P2P Foundation

Peer Production as a Model for the Provision by Food Services Collectives - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"Based on the examples of two collectives preparing lunches and giving them for free with an option of donation at Montreal universities, this article considers how services of general interest could be organized in an alternative way — namely how the combination of paid and unpaid work, spontaneous work involving high number of volunteers, and the dissociation of annual income from sale of output can serve as a model for providing needed public services. The probable expansion of such services in the future is supported by several current trends in the developed countries: for example, underemployment of human resources, a new work ethos, and the democratic deficit inherent in the current system of service provision by state or market providers. This article applies the case study method to illustrate citizens’ attitudes and to consider what structural and organizational changes may be needed to set up an alternative form of service provision potentially applicable to other venues."
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Rest in Peace, Google Glass: 2012-2014

Rest in Peace, Google Glass: 2012-2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
I've wondered if there would ever be a time where Google Glass and other "smart glasses" are going to be generally acceptable to the public-at-large. With security cameras everywhere combined with unapologetic government surveillance of law-abiding citizens, adding Glass is just too much. They turned out to be a straw the broke the back of the privacy camel's back. With news of people wearing Glass being assaulted the product was doomed.
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Arthur Brooks Argues We Should be Soft on Rich Criminals in Sharing Economy | Beat the Press

Arthur Brooks Argues We Should be Soft on Rich Criminals in Sharing Economy | Beat the Press | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Established by Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives.
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Why The Future Of Digital Security Is Open - MSN News

Why The Future Of Digital Security Is Open - MSN News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: Lou Shipley is a lecturer at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and president and CEO of Black Duck Software, an open source solutions company.
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The Next Sharing Economy - YouTube

It's time to talk about how the sharing economy can build itself on true sharing. In this video, Janelle Orsi talks about how companies can build in:

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5 ways to whet consumers' appetites for sustainability - GreenBiz.com (blog)

5 ways to whet consumers' appetites for sustainability - GreenBiz.com (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Sustainable consumer behavior has improved only incrementally, and remains stagnant or has become less sustainable in areas such as transportation, housing and consumer goods, according to the 2014 Greendex survey.

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Why Marc Andreessen is Long on Bitcoin and Short on Apple Pay - CoinDesk

Why Marc Andreessen is Long on Bitcoin and Short on Apple Pay - CoinDesk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Marc Andreessen talks bitcoin, Apple Pay and the problems they face at the Dreamforce 2014 conference in San Francisco.
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The Economic Realms: Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think, By Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier

The Economic Realms: Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think, By Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A New York Times bestseller. Longlisted for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Since Aristotle, we have fought to understand the causes behind everything. But this ideology is fading. In the age of big data, we can crunch an incomprehensible amount of information, providing us with invaluable insights about the what rather than the why. We're just starting to reap the benefits: tracking vital signs to foresee deadly infections, predicting building fires, anticipating the best moment to buy a plane ticket, seeing inflation in real time and monitoring social media in order to identify trends. But there is a dark side to big data. Will it be machines, rather than people, that make the decisions? How do you regulate an algorithm? What will happen to privacy? Will individuals be punished for acts they have yet to commit? In this groundbreaking and fascinating book, two of the world's most-respected data experts reveal the reality of a big data world and outline clear and actionable steps that will equip the reader with the tools needed for this next phase of human evolution.
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Richest 1% of people own nearly half of global wealth, says report

Richest 1% of people own nearly half of global wealth, says report | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Credit Suisse study shows inequality accelerating, with NGOs saying it shows economic recovery ‘skewed towards wealthy’
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100 Resilient Cities - Rockefeller Foundation

100 Resilient Cities - Rockefeller Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.
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Rebalancing the Economy – New book from Green Economics Institute

Rebalancing the Economy – New book from Green Economics Institute | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The current generations are at a turning point. Wealth inequality is growing all over the world. This is leading to social unrest and increasing levels of unhappiness in society. This is leading to a decline in social capital.

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