Jean Lievens: Buen Vivir – Future South

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Buen Vivir: South America’s rethinking of the future we want

Buen Vivir is a concept and practice influencing politics and communities across South America. It involves a radically different way of thinking about collective wellbeing and sustainable living.

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Unlike any index based on logarithmic economic indicators, in Buen Vivir the subject of wellbeing is not the individual, but the individual within a community in relation to a specific cultural-natural environment.

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Jul 30

JZ Liszkiewicz: Achieving Democracy

JZ Liszkiewicz

JZ Liszkiewicz

One perspective is that the more energy and trust we direct at a system that doesn’t deserve our energy and trust, the more lost opportunities accumulate (what could have been). People will counter this broken system, but I don’t think it’s going to be led by those within the political structure/re-structuring, or even be overtly deliberate.

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Jul 24

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

Michel Bauwens: P2P Overview

Categories: P2P / Panarchy
Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens

Our aim is to make peer production autonomous in order to stimulate social and political movements rooted in that autonomy.

Michel Bauwens: Here’s What a Commons-Based Economy Looks Like

20 minute YouTube overview

4 videos with 4 minute intros on major themes

 

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Jun 30