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What Would it Take for Users to Buy Twitter? Join Our Google Hangout

Shareable Magazine - December 6, 2016 - 17:18

What would it take to convert Twitter Inc. into a user-owned cooperative? In September, after news broke that the company was in talks with potential buyers, Nathan Schneider, scholar in residence of media studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, penned an op-ed in The Guardian inviting readers to conceptualize the idea. He wrote:

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How a British Library is Fighting Loneliness with a Public Living Room

Shareable Magazine - December 6, 2016 - 08:35

Public libraries are home to a lot of things besides books these days: makerspaces, cultural programs, art events, coworking spaces, teen centers, Libraries of Things,

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 12/6 - A Disintegrative Winter, How Russia Outsmarted OPEC

Chris Martenson - December 6, 2016 - 07:36
  • A Disintegrative Winter: The Debt and Anti-Status Quo Super-Cycle Has Turned
  • Life In Obamacare's Dead Zone
  • Pentagon Paid PR Firm $540 Million to Make Fake Terrorist Videos
  • "Fake News" Site Threatens Washington Post With Defamation Suit, Demands Retraction
  • The Mafia State
  • Trump’s Meeting With Al Gore Gives Environmental Activists Hope
  • How Russia Outsmarted OPEC
  • How Does Trump’s Pledge To Destroy NAFTA Affect Agriculture?

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Categories: Economics

Aging in Community: Inside the Senior Cohousing Movement

Shareable Magazine - December 5, 2016 - 09:39

For seniors who want to age in a supportive community environment, cohousing is an exciting alternative to traditional options such as retirement homes and assisted living centers. In senior cohousing spaces, rather than relying on administrators, people rely on each other to lend a hand when needed and provide much-needed social engagement.

Categories: Economics

Amsterdam Updates Agreement with Airbnb to Combat Illegal Hotels, But is it Enough?

Shareable Magazine - December 5, 2016 - 09:06

In 2014, the city of Amsterdam and Airbnb signed an agreement that allowed Amsterdammers to share their residence for up to 60 days a year. It was one of the first city policies that allowed homesharing on a limited basis while discouraging the conversion of housing into illegal hotels thereby contributing to rising housing costs.

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 12/5 - The Full Italian Referendum Rundown, A Gallic Dark Horse Emerges

Chris Martenson - December 5, 2016 - 08:18
  • "My Government Ends Here" Renzi Resigns After Losing Italian Referendum: The Full Rundown
  • Army will deny easement, halting work on Dakota Access Pipeline
  • Fed’s Dudley Says Financial Regulation Job Remains Unfinished
  • A Gallic Dark Horse Emerges
  • Euro Gains With Stocks as Italy Vote Absorbed in ‘Three Minutes’
  • Solar-Panel Roads to Be Built on Four Continents Next Year
  • The Wider Ramifications Of The OPEC Deal
  • Monsanto Says Next Breakthrough for Farmers Is a Friendly Fungus

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