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‘Wealth of Networks’

Tracks the emerging information-sharing, open-source cooperative sectors of economies in the USA, Canada, Europe, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and other countries. In this new sharing, cooperative economy, sectors are exchanging information, bartering and using new forms of currency in order to make their money stretch further. The Wealth of Networks balances the older competitive sectors based on money.

Relates to: Global Citizenship, Community Development Solutions, Beyond GDP, Partners/Links, EthicalMarkets.tv – The Money Fix and Money Innovation, Power of Yin, Articles by Hazel Henderson

Tell Amazon: Stop powering the Internet with fossil fuels

Tell Amazon: Stop powering the Internet with fossil fuels

Tell Amazon: Stop powering the Internet with fossil fuels Sign the petition: "Amazon is one of the three largest Internet companies in the world — and it’s the only one of the three that hasn't committed to using 100% renewable energy to power its data centers. Tell Amazon to stop using fossil fuels to power its web services [...]

“Harvard Quality with BuzzFeed Agility” – Chief Digital Officers Explore Digital Disruption in Education (VIDEO)

“Harvard Quality with BuzzFeed Agility” – Chief Digital Officers Explore Digital Disruption in Education (VIDEO)

“Harvard Quality with BuzzFeed Agility” – Chief Digital Officers Explore Digital Disruption in Education (VIDEO) “No other piece of technology has swept through academia and caused as much hype, consternation, and panic in such a short period.” The technology in question relates to MOOCs: Massive Open Online Courses. And that [...]

The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move?

The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move?

Because you are a subscriber to Futurist Update, we thought you might be interested in news on an upcoming book release related to the future and to foresight. Announcing: The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move? To be published on March 6, 2014 from Current Books (a Penguin imprint) In the past, the future [...]

The Media Fix: End of Net Neutrality

The Media Fix: End of Net Neutrality

  Read these three things.     The Information Counter-Revolution Timothy Karr, Free Press   Watchdog Report: NSA Program Is Illegal and Should End Charlie Savage, New York Times   Make ISPs into 'Common Carriers,' Says [...]

A billion-dollar company eliminates managers | SMART PLANET Daily

A billion-dollar company eliminates managers | SMART PLANET Daily

    smartplanet DAILY A DAILY BRIEFING OF THE NEWEST STORIES ON SMARTPLANET, FIVE DAYS A WEEK. January 03, 2014 FROM THE DESK OF ... At the end of this blessedly short week, can you imagine your place of work going holocratic? No managers, no job [...]

Verizon to Publish Reports on Government Requests for Data; Shareholders Call on AT&T to Follow Suit

Verizon to Publish Reports on Government Requests for Data;   Shareholders Call on AT&T to Follow Suit

  For Immediate Release December 19, 2013 Verizon to Publish Reports on Government Requests for Data;   Shareholders Call on AT&T to Follow Suit In a victory for shareholders concerned about the role of telecommunications companies in government surveillance programs, [...]

ASBC Launches Companies for Safer Chemicals Coalition & Other Updates

ASBC Launches Companies for Safer Chemicals Coalition & Other Updates

Urgent Campaign Actions   Companies for Safer Chemicals Coalition  A group of leading consumer brands, led by asbc and Seventh Generation, announced the creation of a coalition to ensure Congress modernizes the nation’s out-of-date chemical laws, and to counter the narrative that businesses desire a weakreform bill. [...]

Take Back the Tech to End Violence Against Women!

Take Back the Tech to End Violence Against Women!

TAKE BACK THE TECH!  Violence against women has directly impacted more than 1 in every 3 women worldwide.  You may have heard this shocking statistic before, but have you thought about how the technology we use every day can empower us to turn the tables?  November 25 begins 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Women and men around [...]

As MOOCs Move Mainstream Universities Must Pay to Play

In less than a year MOOCs have gone from a geeky idea known mainly to a few professors at Stanford and a group of ted talk addicts to the center piece of a bank commercial appearing on network television. Like it or not, virtually every university is now considering whether to get serious about MOOCs and I can say from firsthand experience the [...]

Public Banking in Costa Rica: A Remarkable Little-known Model

Public Banking in Costa Rica: A Remarkable Little-known Model Posted on November 11, 2013 by Ellen Brown In Costa Rica, publicly-owned banks have been available for so long and work so well that people take for granted that any country that knows how to run an economy has a public banking option. Costa Ricans are amazed to hear there is [...]

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