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Professor and economist Rajani Kanth is currently undertaken a series of interviews with thinkers about social change, including herewith P2P Foundation founder Michel Bauwens. This is one of the longer interviews that gives a good idea of the current state of thinking at the P2P Foundation.
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‘Workplaces are commons’: Q&A with Sustainable Economies Law Center’s Ricardo Nuñez and Chris Tittle
One of the foundational elements of modern society is the idea of democracy. Nations were built upon it, wars have been fought over it (at least in name), and millions have struggled for the right to participate in it. Many of us truly believe that we are living in democratic societies, and that our ability to vote in elections is proof of that. But how democratic are our societies in reality?
The Solidarity Research Center based in Los Angeles, California, was established in 2014 by a group of researchers and academics with roots in organized labor. Now they are working on projects across the country, linking the ethos of the labor movement and the dynamics of the cooperative economy to build and promote cooperatives across a wide range of sectors.
Interview with Ricardo Mayor on the role of designers and architects crafting our social tissue. We explore how the tiny..read more
Cryptocurrency, blockchain and ethereum are developing at lightning speed across the globe. IRTA views these sectors as both a risk to, and a potential opportunity for the barter industry. On the risk side, IRTA released a “Cryptocurrency Money Transmitter Advisory Memo,” in February of 2016 that detailed the differences between cryptocurrencies and barter exchange trade dollars. It is important for …
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Here’s the problem: The development of sustainable local food production requires long-term investments. These investments often yield relatively low rates of return. Distribution poses additional challenges because conventional buyers demand large quantities, and small-scale distribution methods such as community-supported agriculture may require a lot of time and effort. Artisanal food processors face similar issues. How do we address these problems in producing food locally?
Here’s the problem: The Conjunto Palmeira, created by local fishermen who were pushed inland when the coast of Brazil was developed and became prime real estate in the 1970s, became a poor suburban community of 32,000 people close to Fortaleza, a city of 2.5 million. Most of the residents were unable to make a basic income as their livelihood had been dependent on the sea, which had become inaccessible. Not only were the local authorities unable to provide welfare, they also did not provide basic infrastructure.
Interview with Ruurd Oosterwoud, founder of DROG, on how becoming a fake news factory can make us immune to the..
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