David Bollier: Commons as Tool for Sharing Wealth

David Bollier

David Bollier

I recently spoke at a conference, “Property and Inequality in the 21st Century,” hosted by The Common Core of European Private Law, an annual gathering of legal scholars, mostly from Europe. They had asked me how the commons might be a force for reducing inequality. Below are my remarks, “The Commons as a Tool for Sharing the Wealth.” The conference was held at the University of Göteborg, Sweden, on June 12-13, 2015.

Tip of the Hat to Jean Lievens

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Jul 18

Jeffrey Jaxen: Blockchaining London Budget

Jeff Jaxen

Jeff Jaxen

Making London 100% financially accountable.

“I want to throw City Hall’s books wide open”

George Galloway

http://mayorschain.com/

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Jul 2

Michel Bauwens: Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy

Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens

Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy

This entry is about “Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy” co-authored by Vasilis Kostakis and Michel Bauwens.

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Jun 24

Jean Lievens: Open Source Block Chain Reveals True Cost Economics of Everything — This Is a Revolution!

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Blockchain Can Bring Transparency to Supply Chains

The open source, decentralised database blockchain allows consumers to check the authenticity and ethical standards of their products, says Dr. Jutta Steiner.

The key to transparency is the decentralisation of data, meaning no single party can control what is seen.

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Jun 23

Jean Lievens: SHARE – the Public Library of Things

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

A Library of Things Puts Frome On the Map as a Sharing Town

Imagine going to a shop, borrowing anything you like, and returning it when you’re finished. This is the idea behind SHARE: a Library of Things. Opened in late-April in Frome, a town in southeast England, the aim of SHARE is to enable people to spend less, waste less, and connect more. The first of its kind in the U.K., SHARE has already sparked interest from other communities.

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Jun 19