Michel Bauwens: A New Post-Capitalist Ecosystem of Value Creation

A new post-capitalist ecosystem of value creation How to build the world we want within the world we want to transcend. The peer-to-peer capacity to relate to each other over the Internet entails the emergence of what Yochai Benkler in the The Wealth of Networks called ‘commons-based peer production’ (CBPP). CBPP is a new pathway …

Michel Bauwens: Post-Capitalist Values?

Michel Bauwens: Transition Proposals Towards a Commons-Oriented Economy and Society

Transition Proposals Towards a Commons-Oriented Economy and Society In the context of the Ecuadorian transition project towards a open commons-based knowledge society, see Floksociety.org, and to complement the prior analysis of three competing economic models in the age of peer production, I have formulated some transition proposals, on how to get from Phase 2, emerging …

Michel Bauwens: Non-Capitalist (Peer to Peer) Techno-Utopianism

Michel Bauwens — Other Non-Capitalist Techno-Utopianisms Part 5 of Kevin Carson’s Techno-Utopianism, Counterfeit and Real One of the most useful non-Marxist schools is the post-capitalist model of commons-based peer production, which inclues that of Michel Bauwens of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives. Late capitalism, Bauwens writes (with Franco Iacomella), is beset by two main structural irrationalities: artificial abundance and …