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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

An Assessment of the International Commons Conference in Berlin: Year Zero of a Global Political/Policy-Oriented Commons Movement

Here is my assessment of the International Commons Conference held in Berlin, at the start of the month: With the Commons Strategies Group (David. Bollier, Silke.Helfrich,, Bea Busaniche, and myself) and associates from the Heinrich Boll Foundation (Heike.Loeschmann) and E5 (Julio Lambing), as well as a host of enthusiastic volunteers of a [...]

Should You Be Snuggling With Your Cellphone? (NYT)

By RANDALL STROSS WARNING: Holding a cellphone against your ear may be hazardous to your health. So may stuffing it in a pocket against your body. I'm paraphrasing here. But the legal departments of cellphone manufacturers slip a warning about holding the phone against your head or body into the fine print of the little slip that you toss [...]

Comprehensive Action Plan to Promote Digital and Media Literacy

  Washington, D.C. -Americans are constantly trying to keep up with the latest digital tools and technologies. Whether it's touch screen computers, smart phones, or user-generated news sites, access to information does not automatically translate into knowing how to use these tools in effective ways that help people in their everyday lives. From [...]

International Green Energy Council Has A New Chapter In Brazil

Brasilia,Brazil- November 1, 2010 In a continuing effort to bring opportunities to International Green Energy Council members Worldwide as well as provide consult to countries around the Globe, IGEC President Ralph Avallone traveled to Brazil in late August to inaugurate GEC Brazilian President, Leandro Cararro. "Brazil's economy is strong, [...]

GFB Unveiled!

GlobalForesightBooks.org A New Approach to Considering Current Affairs, Public Policy, Planning, and Foresight The world of well-informed books and reports on current affairs is far larger than anyone imagines---at least one thousand titles per year! In the 2009-2010 period alone, some 60 English-language books have been published on [...]

Poor Richard’s Trilogy

Poor Richard’s Trilogy (Part 2) Disenclosure of the commons Much has been written about the “enclosure of the commons.” “Enclosure (inclosure) is the process which was used to end some traditional rights, such as mowing meadows for hay, or grazing livestock on land which is owned by another person, or a group of people. In England [...]

Social Media, Technology and Change Conference: Only One More Week!!

Social Media, Technology and Change October 25, 2010 Have you been meaning to get your ticket to the Justmeans conference? It's one week from today! As you no doubt know, staying on top of new technologies and the best way to utilize social media can be daunting. Seasoned practitioners have realized that there is a new reality within [...]

Excerpts from “Your Attention, Please”

by David Martin, PhD., Founder and Chairman of M·CAM Inc.; Batten Fellow, University of Virginia Darden School of Business In an age of media soundbites and Twitter's 140, David Martin makes the point that problems and SOLUTIONS require more depth and greater connections than most take time for.  Here is an exerpt from his post on Oct. 8, [...]

Beyond alternative currencies: towards asymmetric account systems for gift-based markets

Beyond alternative currencies: towards asymmetric account systems for gift-based markets

World March of Women in Bukavu: Massive Trade Union Mobilisation to End Violence Against Women

Launched for the first time in 2000, the World March of Women (WMW) is set to close its third edition from 14 to 17 October 2010 in Bukavu, in the province of South Kivu in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A vast global movement mobilising groups and organisations fighting for the eradication of the causes of poverty and violence against women, [...]

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