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Collaborating to achieve a circular economy: shared vision to reality - The Guardian

Collaborating to achieve a circular economy: shared vision to reality - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Philips' longstanding ambition is to bring meaningful innovation to people's lives. In today's resource-constrained world, fulfilling this 122 year old commitment against a backdrop of explosive population growth, rapid urbanisation and climate change means creating greener products, closing material loops and preventing harm to the environment. What's more, says the €24.8bn lighting, healthcare, and consumer lifestyle giant, this must be done in a way that's economically sound and profitable.

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Homeless men make money through Bit Coin - WEAR

Homeless men make money through Bit Coin - WEAR | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


A story out of Pensacola is making national headlines.Some homeless people have found an unconventional way to make money. It's called Bit Coin and pretty much it's virtual money.

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How do you start a local alternative or complementary currency system?

How do you start a local alternative or complementary currency system? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Setting the context: Suppose that I, as a resident in Amsterdam, I would like to start a local currency that overcomes the flaws of a common currency. The objectives are to bring a sustainable local economy that is only slightly affected by globalization. Hence, the system must be inclusive, meaning that it should cover most basic needs and supports true value creation and flow, i.e. from a carpenter, physician, farmer, etc. and create a more connected society. The question is: How do you design such a system? What are the major obstacles? What are common mistakes? What design choices do you have?
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Valve pioneers a boss-free business

Valve pioneers a boss-free business | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Valve discusses how banning managers, putting desks on wheels and going on group holidays has helped fuel its success.
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Popular Resistance Newsletter - Announcing Our New Website, PopularResistance.org

Popular Resistance Newsletter - Announcing Our New Website, PopularResistance.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Two years ago, we launched October2011.org with “History is Knocking.” We asked if the time might be right for a larger mass of people to rise up against the corporate control of our government and US imperialist policies. We were not certain what the answer would be, but six months later hundreds of thousands of you did rise up in Occupy Encampments across the nation. Many more were inspired to join the work on a broad variety of injustices in their communities.

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Open Knowledge Conference by OKCon

Watch OKCon's Open Knowledge Conference on Livestream.com. The world’s leading open data and open knowledge event. The 2013 edition is welcoming over 750 participants from 45 countries in Geneva.
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2013/09/24/collaborative-housing-aims-to-build-housing-for-the-sharing-economy/

The sharing economy has made it possible for people to extract new value from peer-to-peer rentals of their homes, cars and other items.

 
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This short film combining robotics and projection will blow your mind

This short film combining robotics and projection will blow your mind | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Box“, a new short film from Bot & Dolly, uses robotics and projection-mapping to create an incredible visual experience.

 
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About Co-op Power

About Co-op Power | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Co-op Power is a regional network of local communities creating a multi-class, multi-racial movement for a sustainable and just energy future. Members receive numerous benefits including discounts on solar hot water systems.
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Digital revolution: 'Digital Disconnect' analyzes corporate control of our digital communications future | rabble.ca

Digital revolution: 'Digital Disconnect' analyzes corporate control of our digital communications future | rabble.ca | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracydiscusses how politics and the "capitalist*" economic system of the United States has very much warped the initial vision and potential of a non-commercial democratic Internet. In it noted scholar and activist Robert W. McChesney does a good job of illustrating the "banana republic" -- that is the corporately-controlled -- status of the U.S. state.

 

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Ecuador to support those working in service of the global commons | Devenir Pachamama del Conocimiento

Ecuador to support those working in service of the global commons | Devenir Pachamama del Conocimiento | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the Arutam room at Ecuador’s National Secretariat of Higher Education, Science and Tecnology (SENESCYT) quickfire French dialect interrupted the silence. FLOK’s Michel Bauwens was talking with Bernard Steigler. Two old friends who were surprised to find each other after many years, both visitors in a country that is proposing a revolution of knowledge.

 
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Taxis Go Communal: Bandwagon Brings Taxi Sharing to NYC

Taxis Go Communal: Bandwagon Brings Taxi Sharing to NYC | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With a palpable enthusiasm for collaboration, David Mahfouda is plotting a new future for taxi transportation in New York City—one that’s more cost-effective, efficient, and sociable.
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Paul Hawken: programming a new operating system for civilization

Paul Hawken: programming a new operating system for civilization | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"This planet came with a set of instructions, but we seem to have misplaced them," Paul Hawken said in an often-referenced graduation speech at the University of Portland in 2009. "Civilization needs a new operating system. You are the programmers, and we need it within a few decades."
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The Solution Economy: How New Players Are Solving Old Problems - PBS

The Solution Economy: How New Players Are Solving Old Problems - PBS | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A new cadre of problem-solvers is changing the global economy and the way America innovates. They're not a select group making big bucks and names for themselves in the history books, nor are they all high-techies developing the kind of futuristic gadgets we've seen before on the Business Desk

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Dark Wallet: A Radical Way to Bitcoin

Dark Wallet: A Radical Way to Bitcoin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Cody Wilson is a twenty-five-year-old former law student at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the inventor of the Liberator, a gun made almost entirely from plastic pieces created with a 3-D printer; he uploaded to the Internet a blueprint that anyone could use to print such a gun.

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If reputation becomes a score (variable, digital and tradable), would it be a form of currency?

If reputation becomes a score (variable, digital and tradable), would it be a form of currency? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This is a follow-up question to Is reputation a form of currency?
Imagine that people can send other people any amount of reputation (as in points of "goodwill" or "social value") for anything.
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Close the N.S.A.’s Back Doors

Close the N.S.A.’s Back Doors | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The National Security Agency undermines confidence in communication by weakening encryption.
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Bitcoin's Growing Influence: How Peer-to-Peer Currencies Are Taking Off

Bitcoin's Growing Influence: How Peer-to-Peer Currencies Are Taking Off | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The decentralization and bank-free nature of this digital currency is enjoying wider acceptance. Meanwhile, governments are beginning to borrow from its ideas.
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Eagle PCB Design Software and its legacy in the Open Hardware Community – An interview

Eagle PCB Design Software and its legacy in the Open Hardware Community – An interview | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Eagle PCB Design Software it’s hugely adopted across the Open Source Software community: surely many of you already used Eagle to create boards and circuitry and the Eagle format has become sort of a standard in the maker community to share design openly.

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The NSA isn't the only US government agency making privacy obsolete - Open Democracy

The NSA isn't the only US government agency making privacy obsolete - Open Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Increasingly, the relationship between Americans and their government has come to resemble a one-way mirror dividing an interrogation room. So here’s a beginner’s guide to some of what’s happening on the other side of that mirror.

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The net neutrality debate and underlying dynamics: Research perspectives - Journalist's Resource

The net neutrality debate and underlying dynamics: Research perspectives - Journalist's Resource | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The idea that the Internet should be operated like a public “road” — carrying all traffic, with no discrimination against any traveler, no matter what size, shape or type — seems to many a bedrock principle. Under current Federal Communications Commission policy, broadband providers such as Verizon and Comcast must treat all content equally, including news sites, Facebook and Twitter, cloud-based business activities, role-playing games, Netflix videos, peer-to-peer music file sharing, photos on Flickr — even gambling activity and pornography. Citizens can run all manner of applications and devices, and no content provider is given preferential treatment or a faster “lane” than anyone else. No content can be blocked by Internet service providers or charged differential rates.

 

 

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Nuestras Raices: human, economic, and community development in Holyoke, Massachusetts

Nuestras Raices: human, economic, and community development in Holyoke, Massachusetts | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Nuestras Raíces is a grassroots organization that promotes human, economic, and community development in Holyoke, Massachusetts, through projects relating to food, agriculture and the environment.


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How Millennials Are Transforming Careers and the Workplace

How Millennials Are Transforming Careers and the Workplace | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A Millennial Branding study reported that 45% of Millennials will choose workplace flexibility over pay; 72% want to have a job where they can have an impact; and due to the impact of the recent recession and current high unemployment rate for young people, need economic security (according to a recent AP analysis, more than 53 percent of recent college grads are unemployed or underemployed). An MTV survey reported Millennials want more flexible hours and ability to work remotely with technology; they want to set their own hours and dress how they want; and they believe they can teach older workers and their bosses a thing or two.

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VIDEO: At U.N. General Assembly, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Blasts U.S. Spying Operations

VIDEO: At U.N. General Assembly, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Blasts U.S. Spying Operations | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
During a speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff accused the United States of violating human rights and international law by spying on Brazilian companies, politicians and citizens.
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4,300 South Koreans Go Car-Free for a Month

4,300 South Koreans Go Car-Free for a Month | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
South Korea is, one project at a time, transforming itself into a model of shareability.
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Alexander Evans and Michael Robinson's curator insight, October 29, 2014 4:52 AM

In Seoul 4,300 South Koreans have committed to giving up their cars for a full month. If they have to go anywhere they will either walk, cycle, or use an eco-friendly mobile to get there. The streets have been 95% free of cars.