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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.

“Esta crisis no se superará sin la iniciativa ciudadana” Nada hace pensar que tras la anodina fachada de este edificio de Múnich trabaje uno de los sociólogos más destacados de la actualidad. Ulrich Beck lleva más de 30 años analizando los riesgos a los que se enfrenta la sociedad moderna. Profesor en la Universidad Ludwig-Maximilian de Múnich, en la London School of Economics y en la parisiense FMSH, Beck se esfuerza por tender puentes en una Europa en la que la crisis ha ensanchado las diferencias. Crítico con la política de la canciller Angela Merkel —a la que bautizó como Merkiavelo por su capacidad de maniobra para imponer sus recetas—, este sociólogo alemán nacido en 1944 en territorio hoy polaco aboga por los movimientos ciudadanos para responder a retos como impulsar el proyecto europeo. “Vivimos un momento decisivo para construir coaliciones de las que surjan un nuevo humanismo”, dirá durante la conversación.

21 Examples of Crowdsourced Fundraising Platforms - alumni futures [Update July 6, 2012: Add Razoo to the list.] Fundraising is being crowdsourced. What It MeansThe word "Crowdsourcing" combines "crowd" with "outsourcing." It describes the distribution of a task or process among a large, indeterminate group – such as members of the general public. Ordinarily, the task might otherwise be handled by employees, or people engaged officially as part of an organization. Crowdsourcing doesn't necessarily happen online, but the internet makes crowdsourcing much easier.

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. Think Like a Commoner Email Facebook Twitter ShareThis About the Author David Bollier, is an author, activist, blogger and independent scholar who has studied the commons as a transformative paradigm for fifteen years. He is co-founder of the Commons Strategies Group, co-director of the Commons Law Project, and a frequent speaker and strategy advisor.

Noam Chomsky on the Potential for Ordinary People to Make Radical Change Noam Chomsky. (Photo: Andrew Rusk) First published at Jacobin magazine, a print and online magazine offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture. Throughout his illustrious career, one of Noam Chomsky's chief preoccupations has been questioning - and urging us to question - the assumptions and norms that govern our society. Following a talk on power, ideology, and US foreign policy last weekend at the New School in New York City, freelance Italian journalist Tommaso Segantini sat down with the eighty-six-year-old to discuss some of the same themes, including how they relate to processes of social change. For radicals, progress requires puncturing the bubble of inevitability: austerity, for instance, "is a policy decision undertaken by the designers for their own purposes."

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The Sweet and the Brutal — Twee Culture, The Obama Doctrine, and Fractures in Ferguson I start this week’s call by noting an article in last Sunday’s New York Times style section entitled: The Millennials are Generation Nice, a psychographic snapshot of the 50 million Americans between the ages of 18 and 29. This latest generation of adults, likely mirrored by those in other developed countries, are characterized by a declining interest in materialism and an increased dedication to social purpose, vegetarianism and optimism. The article concludes, “Taken together these habits and tastes look less like narcissism than communalism.

Filmmakers Propose Online "Swarm Offensive" Against Climate Change by CoalitionFilm Open source software brought us Linux and Wikipedia. Can it help us tackle the challenge of climate change? posted Aug 29, 2014 Coalition Of The Willing from coalitionfilm on Vimeo. This beautifully animated short video argues that grassroots efforts to deal with climate change can be more effective if they adopt the tactics of open source technology, using databases and social networks to "tap into our collective genius" to tackle the toughest of global challenges.