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Sources Say: Sharing economy firms share wealth with lobbyists - Portland Tribune

Sources Say: Sharing economy firms share wealth with lobbyists - Portland Tribune | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Oregon News Coverage, Sports, Politics, Interviews. 26 newspapers all covering what is important for you locally.
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When humans go extinct: How life will evolve after we’re gone

When humans go extinct: How life will evolve after we’re gone | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sixth extinction could wipe out up to half of Earth's species. Michael Tennesen tells us what might happen next
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Do freelancers represent the future of work? - Highland Bulletin Echo

Do freelancers represent the future of work? - Highland Bulletin Echo | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By 2020, many experts predict freelance workers will make up half the labor force. Sharon Epperson offers tips on managing your money as a freelancer.
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Eye Opening Short Video Summarizes Everything That’s Wrong With Our Society

Eye Opening Short Video Summarizes Everything That’s Wrong With Our Society | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By: Collective Evolution. Although many who visit our website have probably already seen this, it’s definitely worth sharing as it is a major eye opener.
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Reimagining The Network For A Hyper-Converged Infrastructure - TechCrunch

Reimagining The Network For A Hyper-Converged Infrastructure - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
You’re only as strong as your weakest link, and that’s the Internet’s biggest problem today. For more than two decades the very backbone of theInternet..
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How can we empower the Networked Society if we don’t consider half of it?

How can we empower the Networked Society if we don’t consider half of it? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How can we build the Networked Society if we don’t have as many user insights as possible? If we don’t know what the stay-at-home mom needs from her connected home and instead focus on just the nee...
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Recycling is not enough! Sharing is the way to achieve a circular economy

Recycling is not enough! Sharing is the way to achieve a circular economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How can we reduce our ever increasing throughput of raw materials? By breaking out the the 'iron cage of consumerism', writes Mariale Moreno: make things to last - whether clothes, houses, cars, or washing machines.
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Business Models for Free and Open Source Software by Chitu Okoli, Johannes Nguyen :: SSRN

Business Models for Free and Open Source Software by Chitu Okoli, Johannes Nguyen :: SSRN | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This study determines the key stakeholders, goals and existing business models for free and open source software (FOSS) by focusing on three major research ques
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The Social Security Maze and Other US Mysteries - New York Times

The Social Security Maze and Other US Mysteries - New York Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Many government programs are needlessly complicated, and the Social Security system is one of the worst. A new book tries to guide the unwary.
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Clay Shirky Sees Media and Education on the Brink

Clay Shirky Sees Media and Education on the Brink | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Kara Miller talks to today’s most creative thinkers - and explores the future of education, medicine, the economy, and more.
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Curtis Hougland: We Like LA Because it Reminds Us of Social Media - PSFK (blog)

Curtis Hougland: We Like LA Because it Reminds Us of Social Media - PSFK (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Followers of Hobbes and Clay Shirky claim that social media fed upon the human condition of loneliness and social status. Society long underappreciated humanity’s biological need to socialize. This realization only materialized with the explosion of social media into the mainstream and the migration of the majority of human beings from the country to the city for the first time in history of civilization.

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Court: Juries to decide if state Uber, Lyft drivers are employees - SFGate

Court: Juries to decide if state Uber, Lyft drivers are employees - SFGate | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Juries must decide whether California drivers for the ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft are employees entitled to minimum wages, expenses and other workplace benefits, two San Francisco federal judges ruled Wednesday, rejecting the companies’...
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Why Big Organizations Are Fundamentally Broken - Forbes

Why Big Organizations Are Fundamentally Broken - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Now that access to resources has become nearly universal, leadership is more important than authority. So we need to shift our mental models from getting people to do what we want, to inspiring them to want what we want.
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The Blockchain: A Promising New Infrastructure for Online Commons | P2P Foundation

The Blockchain: A Promising New Infrastructure for Online Commons | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Bitcoin has taken quite a beating for its libertarian design biases, price volatility due to speculation, and the questionable practices of some currency-exchange firms.  But whatever the real or perceived flaws of Bitcoin, relatively little attention has been paid to its “engine,” known as “distributed ledger” or “blockchain” technology.  Move beyond the superficial public discussions about Bitcoin, and you’ll discover a software breakthrough that could be of enormous importance to the future of commoning on open network platforms.

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Reflections on the future of the sharing economy

Reflections on the future of the sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
At a time when inequality is on the rise and nations are failing to reduce global carbon emissions, what does the future hold for the sharing economy movement unless it mobilises to reform government policies that are the root cause of climate...
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Defending Free Software Against Privatizers

Defending Free Software Against Privatizers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Christoph Hellwig
How can you protect a commons of software code from free riders who attempt to take it private for their commercial gain?
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Uber, Boston taxi drivers' unlikely ally - Boston Globe (subscription)

Uber, Boston taxi drivers' unlikely ally - Boston Globe (subscription) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Boston taxi drivers are struggling under an unfair burden. No, it isn’t Uber, Lyft, or Sidecar.
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Dark side of Japan revealed in film about Internet cafe living

Dark side of Japan revealed in film about Internet cafe living | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The bleak and unforgiving existence of Japan's salarymen and part-time workers, who often live in Internet cafes to save on rent, is difficult to describe, but one filmmaker has done a great job of giving us a brief peek Net Cafe Refugees is a...
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The Sharing Economy: Threat Or Opportunity for Franchising?

The Sharing Economy: Threat Or Opportunity for Franchising? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Should franchisors see the Sharing Economy as a threat or an opportunity for their franchises?
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Own the change | P2P Foundation

Own the change | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Cooperativism in the US is coming together as a real option to recover the economy of the great industrial cores devastated by the crisis.
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How Transparency Will Change The World [Video]

How Transparency Will Change The World [Video] | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Daniel Dennett and Deb Roy explain why digital technology will drive organizations into an evolutionary arms race
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What is Mechanical Turk? Review and Tips.

What is Mechanical Turk? Review and Tips. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Find out what a Mechanical Turk is and if it's a job for you. Thorough review with pros and cons. Many are making decent money doing small tasks each day.
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Algorithm That Tells the Boss Who Might Quit - Wall Street Journal

Algorithm That Tells the Boss Who Might Quit - Wall Street Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Companies including Wal-Mart, Credit Suisse and Box are analyzing an array of data points to determine who is likely to leave. The idea is for managers to have early warning so they can take action before employees jump ship.
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Michel Bauwens - YouTube

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RT @mbauwens: Michel Bauwens - playlist of 18 of the most popular videos on YouTube http://t.co/KYHlFTmIYo
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