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

Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens

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 peer production in the context of the dominance of cognitive and financial capitalism, to Phase 3, a mature peer production economy associated with a ethical economy and a partner state.

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Apr 15

Jan H. Kalvik: Steele Goes Nordic

Jan Helge Kalvik

Jan Helge Kalvik

Steele Goes Nordic

Robert David Steele will be visiting Oslo 17-18 April for several private appointments, and then visit Copenhagen 19-21 April, where he has been invited to lecture on Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) to military, police, and national intelligence officers.

By Jan H. Kalvik, Editor-in-Chief
Defence and Intelligence Norway

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Apr 12

Michael Kearns: Leadership & Social Change

Michael S. Kearns

Michael S. Kearns

Leadership. The “School” of American Leadership Studies & Development (ALS&D) has been the largest mythological tyrant ever to spew propagandistic mythology (1); therein, inflating the lust for money, power, and control as measures of “success” in America (2). Much like Trump’s Great Man ascertations, about how “great” America can be, much like him-self – with the Great Man, ego-centric hegemon – in charge (3). Bernie, in contrast, says “we, not I,” (4) and thinks about relationships, not self. This is much like the transformational approach in leadership studies (5), as espoused by Burns (1978) and Rost (1991/3), and as codified within the Social Change Model, as created   by the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (6).

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Apr 2