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Participation is the New Consumption Book

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Please help me self publish this book, to validate the very ethos of 'Participation is the new Consumption'.
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What Role Does Technology Play in Record Levels of Income Inequality? | MIT Technology Review

What Role Does Technology Play in Record Levels of Income Inequality? | MIT Technology Review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The disparity between the rich and everyone else is larger than ever in the United States and increasing in much of Europe. Why?
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Want to Start the Airbnb of X? Near-Me Can Help

Want to Start the Airbnb of X? Near-Me Can Help | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Michelle Regner knows first-hand that building a sharing platform from scratch is expensive, time consuming, and demanding. A former financial analyst, an experienced CEO, and the co-founder of office space sharing platform DesksNear.Me, Regner has faced the challenges of getting a sharing platform off the ground. In her experience, finding engineering talent in Silicon Valley, where it’s scarce and expensive, is one of the biggest hurdles. This left her wondering: Why do people starting sharing
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Community Supported Fishery - P2P Foundation

Community Supported Fishery - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"CSF shareholders pay up front for a share of the catch. Most CSFs deliver whole fish in season, so customers experience variety and seasonality. Fishermen are paid a flat rate per season, rather than being paid only for the number of fish they catch. This encourages them to diversify their catch and fish according to the demands of the ecosystem, rather than to maximize sales.
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You Won't Believe What They're Sharing on These 9 DIY Marketplaces

You Won't Believe What They're Sharing on These 9 DIY Marketplaces | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As the sharing economy grows, people have gotten creative about what can be shared peer-to-peer (P2P). It's gone well beyond sharing homes and cars. We can now rent, share, borrow or swap electronics, outdoor gear, land, tools, clothing, appliances, and more.
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Italy Pioneers An Internet Bill of Rights - techPresident

Italy Pioneers An Internet Bill of Rights - techPresident | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Italy lags behind most of its neighbors in respect to digital infrastructure and culture, Internet access and usage, e-commerce and e-government indicators. But when it comes to the drafting of an Internet Bill of Rights, it stands among the leaders, not the followers. Today marks the first day Italy will open the bill for open consultation via the Civici platform, the first of its kind in Europe.

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Sharing Economy 2050

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I was asked to talk about the future of the sharing economy at the 40th Anniversary of the MIT Club of Switzerland and wanted to share some of the thoughts also here my blog. How will we share in t...
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Most of the Sharing Economy is a Rental Economy and should be regulated as such | P2P Foundation

Most of the Sharing Economy is a Rental Economy and should be regulated as such | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
RT @mbauwens: Most of the Sharing Economy is a Rental Economy and should be regulated as such | P2P Foundation http://t.co/WtV1SYINDG
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OneRNG - Hardware Random Number Generator

OneRNG - Hardware Random Number Generator | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The OneRNG is an Open Hardware, Open Source, simple and verifiable USB-connected source of entropy; we do not ask you to "trust" us, we give you the ability to verify for yourself that the OneRNG does what we claim, and that it does nothing else.

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Want to create activists? Here's how. - Washington Post (blog)

Want to create activists? Here's how. - Washington Post (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Hahrie Han is a political scientist at Wellesley College and the author of the new book “How Organizations Develop Activists.” She answered some questions from me via email. A lightly edited transcript follows.

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Big Data, innovative research - News@Northeastern

Big Data, innovative research - News@Northeastern | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In one sec­tion of Snell Library’s Dig­ital Media Com­mons on Monday after­noon, a large com­puter screen dis­played a daz­zling visu­al­iza­tion of a hypo­thet­ical out­break of a flu-like dis­ease orig­i­nating in Chicago. In another sec­tion of the room, vis­i­tors tested out an inter­ac­tive health coaching game designed to guide older adults through exer­cise rou­tines and pro­vide real-time feed­back. Else­where, dig­ital maps dis­played NASA satel­lite data used to detect trends in water avail­ability on a global scale.

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David Hasselhoff launches 3D body scanning project

David Hasselhoff launches 3D body scanning project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
3D body scanning just got more interesting thanks to David Hasslehoff and a 3D modeling company. Get ready for 3D models of you and The Hoff.
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10 Ways to Democratize the Economy

10 Ways to Democratize the Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The richest 400 Americans now own more wealth than the bottom 180 million taken together. The political system is in deadlock. Social and economic pain continue to grow. Environmental devastation and global warming present growing challenges. Is there any path toward a more democratic, equal and ecologically sustainable society? What can one person do?
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A Paradox to Savor: A High-Quality, Free Economics Textbook | P2P Foundation

A Paradox to Savor: A High-Quality, Free Economics Textbook | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What a pleasure to learn that an insurgent team of economists, The Core Project, is about to rewrite the nation’s laws.  The new introductory economics textbook is called The Economy.  It is surely the most daring, cosmopolitan and empirically driven textbook since Samuelson’s tome was unleashed on undergraduates in 1948.  It is also packed with innovations worthy of our digital age. The Core Project’s sardonic tagline says it well:  “Teaching economics as if the last three decades had happened.” 
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Amazon is doing the world a favor by crushing book publishers

Amazon is doing the world a favor by crushing book publishers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The industry is right that Jeff Bezos is destroying them. But he's not doing it by abusing monopoly power. They're weak because they're not doing anything useful. People who care about literature and ideas will be better off without them.
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▶ Starbucks, Amazon & Google - are they tax avoiders? MP's seem to think so - YouTube

MPs on the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee grilled Starbucks, Amazon and Google about why they paid almost no UK corporation tax. Starbucks CFO, Troy Alstead, said it was because the company made profits here only once in 15 years. Amazon's Andrew Cecil put it down to having their HQ in Luxembourg, where the top staff are based. Margaret Hodge, committee chair, described Google's offshore corporate arrangements as immoral. what ever happened to "Don't be evil?" - "doing the right thing - following the law, acting honorably and treating each other with respect" in Google own words.Gripping stuff!

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(239) Michel Bauwens's answer to What can be done to accelerate a networked society to replace the hierarchy structure from the business model so that a cooperative model dominates the global econo...

Cooperatives are traditionally understood as entities that are owned by their members, whether these are consumers or producers/workers. I don't think incentives are really the problem, since coops already hire more workers than private multinational companies (Page on davegraceassociates.com) and for example, 80% of tech coops still exist after 3 years vs 60% for private startups.
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Innovative Entrepreneurship

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Why do MIT graduates start so many companies? Maybe it has to do with the Institute’s culture of hacking. “For many people outside MIT, the notion of hacking is a bad thing,” says Professor Fiona Murray.
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Self-driving cars to be 'reality' - ITWeb

Self-driving cars to be 'reality' - ITWeb | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Gartner says, over the next six years, self-aware vehicles will emerge that are increasingly able to autonomously sense, interpret, decide, act andcommunicate with other automobiles, infrastructures, businesses, people and organisations.

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Shares On A Tear: How The Sharing Economy Is Disrupting Industries by OPEN Forum

That is what companies that make up the sharing economy promise. Feastly lets you share a homemade meal. Vayable lets you share your local knowledge of the best things to experience in your city. With Lyft, you can share a ride, and on Airbnb you can share your home. These are all well-engineered technology platforms that have facilitated peer-to-peer marketplaces. The promise is that these platforms will revolutionize the way we consume, and bring together communities that don’t just share products, but experiences.

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Who protects the workers powering the new sharing economy? | Making Sen$e | PBS NewsHour

The more we share together the happier we’ll be. That is what companies that make up the sharing economy promise. But while innovation is good for consumers, do the suppliers of the sharing economy get the same great bargain?
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Renewing Growth: Building Commons on Open Ground - Social Innovation Generation

Renewing Growth: Building Commons on Open Ground - Social Innovation Generation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The resource/manufacturing economy that has sustained Western society for the past two centuries is showing signs of rust. While the champions of weathered industries like print news, traditional manufacturing and fossil fuel extraction are applying fresh coats of paint and working double-time to undermine their opponents, global leaders are looking for a new way forward.

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Design software is stuck in the 80s - But not for much longer

Design software is stuck in the 80s - But not for much longer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Despite advances in 3D printing, we're a long way away from the best 3D modeling software. But thanks to 3D printing companies, this is changing.
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