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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

Yochai Benkler on open source (media) economics

Yochai Benkler on open source (media) economics Not a new presentation, but this TED performance by Yochai Benkler is still very much worth seeing as an introduction: The twelve basic trends of the p2p economy According to the Symbionomics project, these are the twelve basic trends: (I adapted the titles somewhat and added links) * In [...]

FCC Net Neutrality Order a ‘Squandered Opportunity’

Free Press: FCC Net Neutrality Order a 'Squandered Opportunity' We are deeply disappointed that the chairman chose to ignore the overwhelming public support for real Net Neutrality, instead moving forward with industry-written rules that will for the first time in Internet history allow discrimination online. This proceeding was a squandered [...]

David Samuels | The Shameful Attacks on Julian Assange

David Samuels, The Atlantic David Samuels begins: "Julian Assange and Pfc Bradley Manning have done a huge public service by making hundreds of thousands of classified US government documents available on WikiLeaks - and, predictably, no one is grateful." READ MORE Click here to read the newsletter.

What is the size of the sharing economy today?

What is the size of the sharing economy today? Sean McColgan of a UK frugality blog has alerted us to a summary graphic produced on the size of the sharing economy, based on the study on “the sharing economy” by the Latitude Group. WikiLeaks in torrent space – the genie is out of the bottle! Efforts to “shut down WikiLeaks” are [...]

American Sustainable Business Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder of the American Sustainable Business Council become’s its Chair of the Business Leadership Council The American Sustainable Business Council (“ASBC”) announced today that Jeffrey Hollender will substantially increase his involvement with the organization by becoming the Chair of the [...]

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 [...]

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