Tag Archives: P2P

Three Competing Societal and Economic Models in the Age of Peer Production

Three Models of Value Creation, Redistribution and Economic Development. This is written as a framework for the FLOKSociety.org project in Ecuador, to frame a transition to a open commons knowledge-based society. It will be continously improved around the following structure: … Continue reading

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Blueprint for P2P Society: The Partner State & Ethical Economy

A new way to produce is emerging. By this I mean: a new way to produce anything and everything, whether it is software, food, or cities. What once required rigid organisations and a society defined by the mentality of hierarchies, … Continue reading

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Bank says no? Ditch the bank – borrow from the crowd

What you might not know is that there are technology solutions for banking every bit as powerful as social media such as Facebook that can step into the gap, making it possible, this very minute, for you to borrow or … Continue reading

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The concept of change in the age of P2P and the Commons

Michel Bauwens talks at TEDxHornstull, October 2011

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Producing for our own consumption: generalizing the Scott Bader experience

“On the one hand, there are people who cannot find, or have stopped looking for, a paying niche in our market economy. Those people have unmet needs and unused skills that are potentially a resource for this kind of community … Continue reading

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How Peer to Peer Communities will Change the World

Read In reality, the term P2P refers, since a long time now, to the range of solutions, paradigms and approaches focusing on co-design (collaborative design) and co-creation, openness and freedom: that is, each decentralized, shared, distributed, equal mean to provide … Continue reading

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How Peer to Peer Communities will Change the World

Read In reality, the term P2P refers, since a long time now, to the range of solutions, paradigms and approaches focusing on co-design (collaborative design) and co-creation, openness and freedom: that is, each decentralized, shared, distributed, equal mean to provide … Continue reading

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Spain is Ground Zero for the P2P Revolution

When people agree on what they don’t want, i.e. a market dictatorship in the hands of a financial predatory class, but are open-minded about the future, what should they ask for? The answer is very simply: true democracy, as this … Continue reading

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