As strong advocates of peer-to-peer lending, we were excited to hear about LendIt. But the conference on alternative finance turned out to be a sobering experience.
Under every information architecture there hides a power structure." So, what hides under GNU Social?
I militanti greci hanno scelto la strada dell'azione solidale diretta. Syriza non si è limitata a criticare l'operato del governo. Vincono perché hanno mostrato cosa sono capaci di fare per migliorare le condizioni di vita dei greci prima di aver vinto le elezioni, quando ancora in parlamento non contavano niente. Syriza è l'anima di un vasto
In 2013, Ronald van den Hoff, founder of Seats2meet, introduced Shareable co-founder Neal Gorenflo to Nils Roemen. A Dutch consultant, community organizer, and sharing activist, Roemen has co-founded numerous sharing projects. One of his first was DareToAsk ("Durftevragen" in Dutch), a workshop based on tapping into social abundance by inviting people to ask each other for help.
Thank you for meeting with us, Professor Piketty. To begin with, a number of critics, for example, Branko Milanovic and Anwar Shaikh, have suggested placing your work in the classical tradition of economics, resuscitating issues of class, capital and labor in dealing with macroeconomic questions, considering you part of a tradition that stretches from Smith to Keynes through Marx and others. Where do you see yourself in terms of economic tradition? Do you see yourself as part of this classical tradition?
Amanda Palmer: It's tough enough to make a living when we do what we love. Quit being so critical of artists who are transparent about the money side
A parte le valutazioni finanziarie da bolla speculativa, c'è una buona ragione per occuparsi di Uber? A ben vedere, più di una: la ex start up californiana che nelle ultime settimane ha raccolto capitali per 1,2 miliardi di dollari è al centro di molte critiche in patria e all'estero su questioni che vanno dalla qualità
Functional programming, UX, tech, econ
Druid perspectives on nature, culture, and the future of industrial society
Questa estate ho letto Illusioni Perdute di Balzac, un grande classico che ritrae con precisione millimetrica la vita precaria e bohémien della "classe creativa" parigina degli anni trenta dell'Ottocento (scrittori, giornalisti, poeti, pittori, tipografi, critici teatrali, attori, editori).
A note from the publisher says Jeremy Rifkin himself asked them to ship me a copy of his latest book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society. It's obvious why: in writing about the economics of open-source...
01/10/2014 - Black out di una settimana per la compagnia. L'uomo 232 stato multato. Il ministero: apparecchi non illegali, ma rischiosi
I haven't read this essay yet, but it is obviously crucial for a understanding of the real impact of peer production: * Paper: Laboratories of Oligarchy? How the Iron Law Extends to Peer Production. By Aaron Shaw, Benjamin Mako Hill. Computers and Society (cs.CY); Social and Information Networks (cs.SI); Report number: ci-2014/96 Abstract "Peer production... Continue reading ...
A Call to Integrate Faith, Ecology and the Global Economy To sign on to this statement as an organization or individual, For a pamphlet version of this statement, click here As hope-filled people, we stand in awe of Earth's goodness and its capacity to provide abundant life for all God's creation. We recognize our interconnection with Earth
The federal cabinet will consider two proposals to crack down on illegal downloads as early as this week, sources say.
In honor of May Day, let's think big for a moment. No, no, no. Bigger than that. Consider all the furious attention paid to economic inequality of late, courtesy of Thomas Piketty and Capital in the 21st Century. He argues that increasing inequality is an inevitable outcome of laissez-faire capi