Brilliant film that is coming out this spring. It is inspiring, empowering, and will inevitably engage a broad and diverse spectrum of people in create wealthier communities. It asks provoking questions that help us look at what we really value, and what is emerging as the "economics of growth" becomes an outdated philosophy.
Want to hunker down with some good, shareable nonfiction this winter? Classic titles of the sharing economy, including The Mesh and What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, are good places to start. If you’re ready for more, we’ve rounded up a collection of 10 new books (plus three bonus selections) for the hardcore sharer that delve into the inner-workings of collaborative consumption, sharing law, the cultural shift toward collaboration, the importance of community-building, and more.
The 'sharing economy': The next big business trendThe Week MagazineOtherwise known as collaborative consumption or peer-to-peer marketplaces, the sharing economy is all about getting maximal use out of a product or asset, whether it's renting out...
Yes, we can create greater wealth by sharing. This can create relationships, and we can meet our needs in unexpectedly satisfying ways! The internet provides so many opportunities for more efficient use of our resources through sharing.
With how-to tips, fun videos, and useful resources, New Dream's Guide to Sharing provides the inspiration and practical tools you need to promote more sharing in your community.
Crystal Arnold's insight:
A practical guide that instructs you on how to share to build real wealth in your community. With this approach, individuals are invited to come together in creative ways to build resilience, and create more value through sharing and creating relationships. This kind of value is more tangible than the abstract global financial and currency markets that are currently used as barometers for the economy.
Asset mapping is an approach that "involves mapping the passions, knowledge, and skills that participants in any group already possess." A brilliant strategy that makes wealth visible, and therefore more accessible.
"The commercial economy is completely dependent upon the two layers of underlying economies that it is built on. First, there is the social economy inside of which we raise our children, have real relationships and take care of each other...
Second, the free-of-charge social economy also relies on its underlying gift economy of nature to provide drinkable water, fresh air, hillsides of timber for building homes, fields of fertile soil for growing food, herds of animals, and ample sunshine without which we could not exist. Nature manufactures our entire food supply and ecosystem – every carbon-sugar our cells require for sustenance – without receiving a penny or so much as a single share of equity in a corporation."
The gift economy builds relational wealth, in different way that money does. In some ways, paying people has created disposable relationships "oh I can pay someone else to do that." Where as thriving community also has an active gifting culture, you know where people care about each other help each other out!
I've been collecting URLs related to "Sharing Economy" for nearly ten years at http://delicious.com/hrheingold/sharing_economy -- and now we're seeing it kick into high gear. Technology lowers barriers to collective action (smart mobs) and also lowers barriers to sharing (sharing economy). -- Howard
"As the sharing economy picks up momentum, its reach has become global. In cities and towns around the world, people are creating ways to share everything from baby clothes to boats, hardware to vacation homes. There are also groups emerging that consciously identify with the big-picture sharing movement. These groups focus on education, action and community-building, and advocate for a cultural shift toward widespread sharing.
From neighborhood-level cooperatives to global organizations, these groups work to bring sharing into the mainstream. They see sharing as a new paradigm; a means to a more democratic society, and they understand that sharing is not a new fad but an ancient practice that technology is reinvigorating."
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