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Michel Bauwens: Introduction to commons-based peer production | P2P Foundation

This video from IASC COMMONS covers the evolution of the commons through history, and the role of the commons in the current shift from labor-based capitalism to contribution-based capitalism and the potential for post-capitalist developments in this particular context https://blog.p2pfoundation.net/michel-bauwens-introduction-to-commons-based-peer-production/2019/01/14 Advertisements

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Degrowth: A Call for Radical Abundance

When orthodox economists first encounter the idea of degrowth, they often jump to the conclusion that the objective is to reduce GDP. And because they see GDP as equivalent to social wealth, this makes them very upset. Nothing could be … Continue reading

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Open and Collaborative Developments

Open and Collaborative Developments by Patrick Van Zwanenberg, Mariano Fressoli, Valeria Arza, Adrian Smith and Anabel Marin. Download PDF https://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/bitstream/handle/123456789/13128/Open%20and%20Collaborative.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y Experimentation with radically open and collaborative ways of producing knowledge and material artefacts can be found everywhere – from the … Continue reading

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How Peer-to-Peer Can Change the World – DIF 2018

In this podcast, Michel Bauwens joins some dots together and explains why the open source movement, the growing prevalence of peer-to-peer sharing economy platforms and new technologies like blockchain create the potential to create a fundamentally different economic model that … Continue reading

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Iceland’s Christmas TV advert banned for being too political | Media | The Guardian

We should be looking degrow the advertising industry in absolute terms…but an advert with an anti-palm oil message gets banned for being ‘too political’. Meanwhile car/airline adverts, those that promote needless consumption, and body shame, are innocently apolitical?! https://amp.theguardian.com/media/2018/nov/09/iceland-christmas-tv-ad-banned-political-greenpeace-orangutan

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Europe, It’s Time to End the Growth Dependency

Petition text The pursuit of economic growth is not environmentally sustainable, and it is failing to reduce inequalities, foster democracy and ensure well-being of citizens. We call on the European Union, its institutions, and member states to… https://you.wemove.eu/campaigns/europe-it-s-time-to-end-the-growth-dependency

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Looking back on the 6th International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity

From the 21st until the 25th of August 2018, the 6th International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity took place in Malmö, Sweden. It was organized by an international group and the newly formed Institutet för nerväxtstudier (Institute … Continue reading

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