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P2P Solidarity - on the way to a new economic paradigm
In this era of ecological and economic crisis, it’s clear that the solutions to the major problems we face will not come from above. Collaborative consumption, alternative currencies, social cooperatives, fair trade organizations, P2P finance, and a whole other series of strategies have already begun building fairer, more sustainable communities. When deployed using principles of democratic control and social justice, they make up the Solidarity Economy.
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Capitalism vs. Democracy - NYTimes.com

Capitalism vs. Democracy - NYTimes.com | P2P Solidarity - on the way to a new economic paradigm | Scoop.it
groundbreaking new study demonstrating why capitalism and democracy are inherently contradictory
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The Limits of the Earth-Part 2: Expanding the Limits - Yahoo! News

The Limits of the Earth-Part 2: Expanding the Limits - Yahoo! News | P2P Solidarity - on the way to a new economic paradigm | Scoop.it
This is part two of a two-part series on the limits of human economic growth on planet Earth. Part one details some of the environmental and natural resource challenges we're up against. Part two, here, looks at the ultimate size of the resource pool and solutions to our problems. Both parts are based on Ramez Naam's new book, The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet

 

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EconoMonitor : Nine Trust-Based Problems With Bitcoin

EconoMonitor : Nine Trust-Based Problems With Bitcoin | P2P Solidarity - on the way to a new economic paradigm | Scoop.it
Economic analysis, discussion and debate.
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Steven Strauss is an adjunct lecturer in public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, reflects on the trust based issues inherent with Bitcoin.

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World's First Bitcoin ATM in Cyprus

[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick] While European politicos negotiate in Brussels, deciding the fate of other people...
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As the risks grow saving cash in banks, Bitcoin takes a huge step to emerge as an alternative currency.

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"Towards a Cooperative, Small scale, Local, P2P Production Future" - back from the OuiShare Summit in Paris

"Towards a Cooperative, Small scale, Local, P2P Production Future" - back from the OuiShare Summit in Paris | P2P Solidarity - on the way to a new economic paradigm | Scoop.it
The lifestyles we are accustomed to, our own society, the very same trajectories that sociey has made available so far to us as western citizens (education-job search-competition-consumption) are o...
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"When researching on these topics you can’t really close your eyes and pretend not to see the deep sense of individual liberation and empowerment that comes from this way of cooperatively tackling the problems that our society lives today." Together we know everything, together we own everything

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Virtual Cash Gets Laundering Rule

Virtual Cash Gets Laundering Rule | P2P Solidarity - on the way to a new economic paradigm | Scoop.it
The U.S. is applying money-laundering rules to virtual currencies, amid growing concern that new forms of cash bought on the Internet are being used to fund illicit activities.
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Bankers' concerns of losing control over their currency issuing soveriegnty are heating up...

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Basic Income, a new human right

Basic Income should be universal, individual, unconditional and high enough to ensure a dignified existence and participation in society. 

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European Citizens: need your support!

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Trading without money? Why a new system can address the economic spiral

Trading without money? Why a new system can address the economic spiral | P2P Solidarity - on the way to a new economic paradigm | Scoop.it
From community exchanges to the Swiss WIR, can alternative monetary systems cure our unhealthy addiction to growth, asks Jem Bendell
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Why mainstream community economic development? Because it works.

Why mainstream community economic development? Because it works. | P2P Solidarity - on the way to a new economic paradigm | Scoop.it
This guest blog is from Karen Leach of Localise West Midlands, who has just completed some important research which helps grow the evidence base for community economic development. We are already r...
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Great research for community focused economists everyhwhere. New evidence about why community economic development is effective and a good idea.

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These websites came up with clever ways to make and save money. Could you ... - This is Money

These websites came up with clever ways to make and save money. Could you ... - This is Money | P2P Solidarity - on the way to a new economic paradigm | Scoop.it
many useful collaborative consumption links
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ConceptsDifferences and Convergences in Social Solidarity Economy Concepts: Definitions and Frameworks

This working paper came out of discussions, held at the RIPESS Board Meeting in Paris, March 28-31, 2011. Our intent was to explore social solidarity economy concepts, definitions and frameworks used in different continents and countries.
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How Cooperatives Are Driving the New Economy — YES! Magazine

How Cooperatives Are Driving the New Economy — YES! Magazine | P2P Solidarity - on the way to a new economic paradigm | Scoop.it
The Spring 2013 Issue
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"What if we all owned and oversaw the banks, by vote, and had a say in decisions made by retailers where we shop? What if we ran our workplaces without corporate CEOs? Here are stories of companies and communities where business is done by the people, for the people."

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Harvest Energy from Power Lines to Recharge Your Batteries | WebUrbanist

Harvest Energy from Power Lines to Recharge Your Batteries | WebUrbanist | P2P Solidarity - on the way to a new economic paradigm | Scoop.it
A small hand-held 'parasite' gadget harvests wasted electromagnetic fields from cell phones, home appliances and power lines to charge a battery.
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Around the World in 843 Protests: Living the Most Revolutionary Times in History

Around the World in 843 Protests: Living the Most Revolutionary Times in History | P2P Solidarity - on the way to a new economic paradigm | Scoop.it

If Karl Marx raised his head, he would be absolutely baffled: Revolts are shaking the world, bursting in the most unexpected places, but they rarely take power. The conditions for rebellion are as sharp today as in the nineteenth century, but few protests lead to the literal meaning of revolution, that "violent change in political, economic or social institutions of a nation."


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In addition, working people, whom Marx called the proletariat, seem not to have found control of the worldwide riots they are sparking – nor is class struggle the leitmotif of the wave of social unrest that has been repeating since the Arab Spring. Instead, a new political subject – more diffuse, more heterogeneous, more unclassifiable – is blurring the boundaries and formal definitions of revolution.

Measuring the period between 2006 and 2013, we live in the most agitated era in modern history – more intense than 1848, 1917 or 1968 – according to the World Protests report released last fall by the Initiative for Policy Dialogue and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in New York. We sail in an unstable political ocean, surfing bursts of protests and unexpected revolts emerging across the globe: 843 large protests in the last eight years, according to the study.

British journalist Paul Mason sees a strong parallel between the current unrest and the waves of discontent stirring in 1848 and 1914. The philosopher Alain Badiou even envisions a "rebirth of the story" in a new age of "riots and uprising" after a long revolutionary interval.

It may be what we are seeing now with the constant procession of protests and pop-up revolts. People take the streets. They hack codes (legal, social, urban). They build new communities. But the establishment, in most cases, barely ruffles.

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The Limits of the Earth, Part 1: Problems | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

The Limits of the Earth, Part 1: Problems | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | P2P Solidarity - on the way to a new economic paradigm | Scoop.it

This is part one of a two-part series on the limits of human economic growth on planet Earth.  Part one details some of the environmental and natural resource challenges we’re up against. Part two, on the ultimate size of the resource pool and solutions to our problems, will be published tomorrow and linked here.  Both parts are based on Ramez Naam’s new book, The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet


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Digital 'bitcoin' currency surpasses 20 national currencies in value

Digital 'bitcoin' currency surpasses 20 national currencies in value | P2P Solidarity - on the way to a new economic paradigm | Scoop.it
More than $1 billion U.S. Dollars worth of a digital currency known as Bitcoins now circulate on the web – an amount that exceeds the value of the entire currency stock of small countries like Liberia, Bhutan, and 18 others.
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Paradise or Oblivion

Paradise or Oblivion This video presentation advocates a new socio-economic system, which is updated to present-day knowledge, featuring the life-long work o...
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Jacque Fresco's The Venus Project. A visionary redesign of our culture and society.

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UC Berkeley Students Build 3D Printing Vending Machine | KQED QUEST

UC Berkeley Students Build 3D Printing Vending Machine | KQED QUEST | P2P Solidarity - on the way to a new economic paradigm | Scoop.it
Combining 3D printing technology with the convenience and accessibility of the DVD-dispensing Redbox service, student entrepreneurs at UC Berkeley have built a vending machine with a seemingly infinite selection of products.
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Money & Life Trailer

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Peter Joseph, Zeitgeist Movement Founder on TYT

This week, Cenk Uygur sits down with Peter Joseph, founder of the Zeitgeist movement and creator of Zeitgeist, The Movie. The Zeitgeist movement's goal is to...
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Peter Joseph offers clear an consice answers on why the current monetary system no longer serves humanity.

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Entrevista a Jem Bendell

Entrevista a Jem Bendell, ponente de la VI Jornada Anual del Instituto de Innovación Social de ESADE "Promover la Innovación Social mediante la Colaboración"...
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Jem Bendell, Director of the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability, reasons why alternative currencies must be embraced for a sustainable economic system to emerge.

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Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA | Video on TED.com

Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA -- in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why?
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Is Crowdsourcing Translations the Next Big Thing? | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily

Is Crowdsourcing Translations the Next Big Thing? | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | P2P Solidarity - on the way to a new economic paradigm | Scoop.it
You may have heard the expression, “there is no such thing as a free lunch.” The same can be said for crowdsourcing translations.
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A New Economics for the 21st Century | New Economics Institute

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Insightful analysis on the limitations of our current economic theories.

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State of the Re:Union - A Food Revolution in Milwaukee

Will Allen started a food revolution in creating new urban farmers across the country. State of the Re:Union explores one of those farms in Milwaukee called ...
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I came across this video of a man who has figured out a system to grow 1 million pounds of food on 3 acres each and every year. How are they doing this?

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