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Fribi Is A Social Marketplace To Give Away Or Swap Things You Don’t Need Anymore | TechCrunch

Fribi Is A Social Marketplace To Give Away Or Swap Things You Don’t Need Anymore | TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Who doesn't like receiving free things from their friends? Fribi is an iPhone and Android app developed by a Norwegian startup to get rid of your unnecessary stuff that clutters your home.
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Eurozine - Future money - James Robertson A conversation with James Robertson

Eurozine - Future money - James Robertson A conversation with James Robertson | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Understanding the need to combine economics and ethics amounts to a "Copernican revolution", says James Robertson, co-founder of the New Economics Foundation. The survival of our species depends on our making the money system work in ways that will "enable and conserve".

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Tim Mansfield on the Journey towards Transmodernity

Tim Mansfield on the Journey towards Transmodernity | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“The following is the 1st segment of an interview I did with Tim Mansfield in Dec. 2009. I had wanted to interview Tim Mansfield for a number of reasons. First, he is by far one of the most outstanding minds and spirits I have come across in my life. He has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of religious history, and combines this with strong foundations in integral / integrative studies in psychology and philosophy, and he embodies a unique fusion between the ancient (as a Gnostic Johannite priest), the modern (as a PhD in Computer Science) and the post-modern (as you will hear in this audio). Tim has been a very positive influence in my life and a great friend. He has been incredibly supportive during some of my challenging times, and a joy to be with overall.

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Safe-Xchange: Bringing Artists and File Sharers Together

Safe-Xchange: Bringing Artists and File Sharers Together | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“The goal of Safe-Xchange is to bring together two groups that have been split apart by misguided efforts by the record and movie industry. Musicians and filmmakers are told that that their income is being destroyed by people who share files, that file sharers are “worse than pirates”. At the same time, they are given a very small percentage of revenues from sales. People who share files are attacked by the major labels and studios, and may not understand that there are great ways to connect with the artists they like and to encourage them to keep producing wonderful music, film, and TV.

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Launch of P2P Farming and land trust project in Chiang Mai area - P2P Foundation

Launch of P2P Farming and land trust project in Chiang Mai area - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"Recently I wrote an article for the Journal of Nanoethics on an inspiring young philosopher/activist named Donnie Maclurcan, at the University of Technology (Sydney) and the Post-Growth Institute. The article was on the intricacies of nanotechnology and global equity in economics for the Global South, and is due out September 7.
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Kim Klein and the Commons: Labor Day Reflections

THE COMMONS IS A NEW WAY TO EXPRESS A VERY OLD IDEA—THAT SOME FORMS OF WEALTH BELONG TO ALL OF US, AND THAT THESE COMMUNITY RESOURCES MUST BE ACTIVELY PROTECTED AND MANAGED FOR THE GOOD AND ALL - THINGS SUCH AS AIR, OCEANS AND WILDLIFE AS WELL AS SHARED SOCIAL CREATIONS SUCH AS LIBRARIES, PUBLIC SPACES, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND CREATIVE WORKS.
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Information Overload Isn't A Thing, Study Finds - Huffington Post

Information Overload Isn't A Thing, Study Finds - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Forget information overload. What you've got is information just-right-load.

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Peer-to-Peer Network – Symform

Symform is the world’s first peer-to-peer cloud storage network. Everyone on the network contributes excess local storage space to the grid in exchange for free or really affordable cloud storage that is more secure than traditional cloud solutions. Contribute to the Symform Network, and Be the Cloud!

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A Big Boost For The Banks After The Positive Signs Of Credit Pick ...

The small businesses are planning to borrow after they recovered from the blow of recent economic meltdown. The positive signs of credit pick up in business helps to boost the bank as revenue comes from a slow mortgage-lending market.
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Pay to Play - Earth Island Journal

Pay to Play - Earth Island Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The challenge to environmentalists is clear. We have to find ways to communicate to Americans that unchecked corporate power poses a clear and present danger to the air we breathe, the water we drink, the wild places we care about, and health of the atmosphere we all depend on. Make no mistake: We will have little chance of protecting the planet – or safeguarding our own place on it – until we accomplish the hard work of restoring balance to our political ecosystem.

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Gifting Economies – arena

Gifting Economies – arena | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It is important to note that in Life Without Money the editors give equal weight to theory and practice. The first half of the book is dedicated to more theoretical works and the second to more practical responses and experimentation. The editors stress, ‘All of the theoretical discussions are quite practical.
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Don Tapscott - Macrowikinomics: Social Sciences and Social Change in the Age of Social Media

The current global economic crisis is not just cyclical, but rather symptomatic of a deeper secular change. There is growing evidence that we need to rethink and rebuild many of the organizations and institutions that have served us well for decades, but now have come to the end of their life cycle.
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The End of the Age of Scalable Efficiency?

The End of the Age of Scalable Efficiency? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Rather than relying on rigid push programs, we need to increasingly develop scalable pull platforms where people can draw out people and resources where they are needed and when they are needed, not just to perform pre-defined tasks, but to engage in creative problem-solving as unanticipated challenges arise. Interestingly, the authors of Race Against the Machine, cite a number of promising entrepreneurial initiatives that all turn out to be examples of scalable pull platforms, but they don’t step back to really develop what is different about these pull platforms or to explore their potential for accelerated learning and performance improvement.

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Four Traits of Collaborative Leaders

Four Traits of Collaborative Leaders | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Zachary Tumin and William Bratton, coauthors of Collaborate or Perish! Reaching across Boundaries in a Networked World, introduce an excerpt about how managers can become collaboration catalysts from The Collaboration Imperative: Executive Strategies for Unlocking Your Organization’s True Potential, by Ron Ricci and Carl Wiese.

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The R2R Research Process Protocol Project - P2P Foundation

The R2R Research Process Protocol Project - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As the centerpiece of the P2P Researchers Association, the collaborative platform resulting from this RFC process aims to make the Association an action-driven where ideas and projects are consolidated and given visibility.

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Should we really give Apple, or any patent-holder, ownership over human gestures?

Should we really give Apple, or any patent-holder, ownership over human gestures? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Imagine we were just developing spoken language for the first time. And someone came up with a new word to describe an action, thought, or feeling – like “magnify” or “dreadful.” But in this strange world, the person who came up with the word demanded anyone else who used it to pay him a dollar every time the word was uttered. That would make it pretty difficult for us to negotiate our way to a society that communicated through speech.

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Relating to Objects in a P2P World

Relating to Objects in a P2P World | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“In the present era, we humans find ourselves surrounded by a continuously expanding mountain of ‘things’. From the new entities revealed to us through scientific discoveries (the Higgs Boson for example) and the products that we manufacture through continuously changing technological possibilities (ipods, replicators, space probes, the internet) to the countless mundane objects that we rely on for every single part of our lives (beds, spoons, houses, lakes, forests and insects…). We humans have been living with such things, harnessing them for our purposes but also being affected by them, since before… we were even human.

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Digital London – is it sustainable? - Technology Strategy Board

Digital London – is it sustainable? - Technology Strategy Board | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
London is one of the world’s most dynamic open source software hubs. The ongoing creation of open source software is staggering with an estimated 500k – 1m new lines of code written each day. Open source, SaaS cloud based systems technologies are crossing Old Street and travelling south towards the City. Acunu are now bringing open source big data analysis to trading floors ( and the X Factor); Open Gamma offer a completely open financial trading/ analytics system. This migration of open source solutions from London’s start ups to its financial institutions and corparates is, however, but in its infancy.
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Value Investing World: Leaving the Hotel Euro? – By Steve Keen

Value Investing World: Leaving the Hotel Euro? – By Steve Keen | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
So if Europe’s leaders could just take a step back and realise that their currency isn’t really a currency, they could perhaps convert it into what it most closely resembles – a European SDR – and reduce at least the government-mandated part of Europe’s modern tragedy. This would not be painless – any more than divorce is cost-free – but it would be less painful than enduring today’s continuing extreme crisis.
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Collaborative Consumption | A Viral Trend on the Rise « Blend ...

Collaborative Consumption | A Viral Trend on the Rise « Blend ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Last week I posted about the growing trend of the millenial generation toward sharing as opposed to buying. In a recent article the term “Collaborative Consumption” was used to better describe this trend that no doubt is an organic out growth of a social networked, and highly integrated population of people who know the world as it is defined by Craig’s List, Zipcar, Facebook, Kickstarter and other crowd sourcing venues. This generational shift is bound to accelerate in the coming years as the status quo modality of mass consumption and a consumer driven economy evolves to accommodate these shifting attitudes toward sharing, swapping, bartering, trading or renting.

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Welcome to the New Reputation Economy - Collaborative Consumption Blog Posts

Welcome to the New Reputation Economy - Collaborative Consumption Blog Posts | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Imagine a world where banks take into account your online reputation alongside traditional credit ratings to determine your loan; where headhunters hire you based on the expertise you’ve demonstrated on online forums such as Quora; where your status from renting a house through Airbnb helps you become a trusted car renter on WhipCar; where your feedback on eBay can be used to get a head-start selling on Etsy; where traditional business cards are replaced by profiles of your digital trustworthiness, updated in real-time. Where reputation data becomes the window into how we behave, what motivates us, how our peers view us and ultimately whether we can or can’t be trusted.

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A River of Money Runs Through It - Earth Island Journal

A River of Money Runs Through It - Earth Island Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

America is under assault from a deadly, insidious, and persistent pollutant. This pernicious contaminant threatens our health, safety, and way of life. Its noxious emissions are rising fast, fouling every corner of our nation. It attacks our brains, distorting rational thinking and decision-making. It poisons the air of civilized discourse. It has made it all but impossible to achieve meaningful progress on climate change, chemical policy, and a long list of other environmental issues confronting our country and our planet.

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Entrepreneurs are the New Labor: Part I - Forbes

Entrepreneurs are the New Labor: Part I - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

For the last few months, I’ve been cautiously testing a radical-sounding hypothesis on smart people: entrepreneurs are the new labor. Or to put it in a more useful way, the balance of power between investors and entrepreneurs that marks the early, frontier days of a major technology wave (Moore’s Law and the Internet in this case) has fallen apart. Investors have won, and their dealings with the entrepreneur class now look far more like the dealings between management and labor (with overtones of parent/child and teacher/student). Those who are attracted to true entrepreneurship are figuring out new ways to work around the traditional investor class. The investor class in turn is struggling to deal with the unpleasant consequences of an outright victory.

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Headline Story | equities.com

Headline Story | equities.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

BARCELONA: Psychologist Angels Corcoles recently taught a seminar about self-empowerment for women, and when she finished the organisers handed her a cheque as her fee. The amount was in hours, not euros.

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Open source analysis to save the European sovereign debt crisis - Open Source Insider

Open source analysis to save the European sovereign debt crisis - Open Source Insider | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Working for San Francisco based Public Sector Credit Solutions, Joffe has produced a piece of software called the Public Sector Credit Framework (PSCF). He is now calling on insurgent guerrillas from the open source community to help perfect this simulation model.

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