Buddhist Economics: How to Start Prioritizing People Over Products and Creativity Over Consumption By Maria Popova Much has been said about the difference between money and wealth and how we, as individuals, can make more of the latter, but the divergence between the two is arguably even more important the larger scale of nations and the global economy. What does it really mean to create wealth for people — for humanity — as opposed to money for governments and corporations? That’s precisely what the influential German-born British economist, statistician, Rhodes Scholar, and economic theorist E. F.
community - a review of the theory Community. What is community and why should educators be concerned with it? We explore the development of theory around community, and the significance of boundaries, social networks and social norms – and why attention to social capital and communion may be important. Green Taxi Cooperative: Building an alternative to the corporate "Sharing Economy" The “Sharing Economy” is comprised of corporations like Uber and Airbnb—that don’t actually do much sharing. But real alternatives that build community and cooperative ownership are under development across the country—like Green Taxi Cooperative, an emerging worker-owned business in Denver, Colorado that just received the regulatory approval they need to launch the 800-driver strong cooperatively-owned and union-organized company. As Nathan Schneider and Trebor Scholz put it in “The People’s Uber: Why The Sharing Economy Must Share Ownership,” the majority of the app-based services like Uber and Lyft provide a platform for “‘collaborative consumption,’ but not of control, real accountability, or ownership.” Green Taxi Cooperative, by rooting ownership and control with the drivers themselves, is helping bring equity and sustainability to Denver’s taxi scene. Why is worker ownership so important, and why are unions increasingly interested in supporting it?
The Dawning Age of Mass Collaboration Mass collaboration is the future of competitive advantage in business. See Gartner’s infographic on the evolution of business. Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter may be all the rage today. But they’re only the beginning of something really big. Their true impact is that they’re spurring a new era of mass collaboration. Hundreds, thousands, even millions of people can effectively collaborate – like never before – to achieve unprecedented results.
The People’s Uber: Why The Sharing Economy Must Share Ownership Mayor Bill de Blasio recently discovered, during his short-lived campaign against Uber, that saying no to a popular, convenient new technology doesn't tend to win many friends—or win much at all. In just a few years, New York City's regulated yellow-taxi fleet has been outnumbered by a distant company with uncertain intentions. There are benefits to this, as well as mounting costs. But critics like Mr. De Blasio won't get very far until they have something to say yes to. Uber's ascent came in the midst of an idealistic surge of companies that dubbed themselves as being part of the "sharing economy."
Category:Commons Economics This special section is dedicated to documenting a upcoming conference to be held in Berlin on May 22-24, 2014, on Commons-Oriented Economics . Read: The Five Framing Conditions for a Commons-Oriented Economy, By Pat Conaty and Michael Lewis, which outlines: Resilience: Strengthening Our Capacity to Adapt Reclaiming the Commons Reinventing Democracy Constructing a Social Solidarity Economy Pricing As If People and the Planet Mattered
Richard Bloom Richard Hershel Bloom (born June 22, 1953) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 50th district, encompassing West Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Agoura Hills, Malibu, Topanga, Pacific Palisades, Bel Air, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Hancock Park, and Hollywood. Bloom chairs the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Natural Resources and Transportation. Prior to being elected to the state assembly, he was mayor of Santa Monica and served in the Santa Monica City Council for 13 years. Early Life and Education
The Rise of Anti-Capitalism Photo WE are beginning to witness a paradox at the heart of capitalism, one that has propelled it to greatness but is now threatening its future: The inherent dynamism of competitive markets is bringing costs so far down that many goods and services are becoming nearly free, abundant, and no longer subject to market forces. While economists have always welcomed a reduction in marginal cost, they never anticipated the possibility of a technological revolution that might bring those costs to near zero. The first inkling of the paradox came in 1999 when Napster, the music service, developed a network enabling millions of people to share music without paying the producers and artists, wreaking havoc on the music industry. Similar phenomena went on to severely disrupt the newspaper and book publishing industries.
43 Essential essays on the commons and Peer 2 Peer theory This list is from the great P2P foundation website, which has loads of great articles and information on Peer 2 Peer (P2P) theory. The p2p foundation has loads of interesting articles and is constantly update, a great resource to keep up with what is going on in the world of the commons and P2P theory. A big thank you to P2P for putting together this great resource, hope you learn lots from it. This is a list of the articles followed by brief explanation of each and links to the full text.
We Are One Community: Leading a Global Cooperative for The Highest Good of All One Community is a 100% volunteer-operated non-profit and non-governmental organization creating open source resources and solutions for all aspects of sustainable and globally regenerative living. This page will give you a comprehensive overview of One Community. It also serves as a path to navigate our website. It contains the following sections: New Dream Community Action Kit It's one of the first things we learn as kids: How to share. But this practice usually fades as we become adults. Our houses become filled with our own “stuff.” Garages, attics, basements, and closets transform into cluttered warehouses.
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