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Made with Creative Commons: A Book on Open Business Models

Shareable Magazine - August 5, 2015 - 07:35

by Paul Stacey, Associate Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons

Business has always benefited from the Commons. Air, water, forests, pastures, fish and other Commons-based natural resources have long been freely accessed and used. In the age of the Internet we've seen natural resource-based Commons augmented with a rapidly growing digital Commons.

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 8/5 - Global Inflation Still Low, Italy To Seek EU Budget Leeway

Chris Martenson - August 5, 2015 - 05:33
  • Italy says to seek budget leeway from EU
  • Maragos warns of $62 million cash deficit this year in Nassau
  • Radar Detectors Are Now Technologically Advanced Enough to Match Your Supercar
  • New world of work: political cost of Spain’s recovery
  • Swiss housing bubble risk highest since 1991, says UBS
  • Moody’s warns over lending crackdown threat to refinancing
  • Seven problems that deserve investors’ attention
  • Indian consumer sentiment lowest since March: MNI Indicator
  • China state margin lender injects $32 billion into new mutual funds - China Securities Journal
  • The Oil Crash Has Caused a $1.3 Trillion Wipeout
  • Japan’s Monetary Base Stands at Record High
  • China’s One-Year Bonds Decline as Stimulus Seen Boosting Supply
  • OECD: Global inflation still stubbornly low
  • As Economy Slows, China Has Range of Policy-Stimulus Options
  • China central bank vows to stabilize market expectations

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Categories: Economics

New Report Explores Community Land Trusts and the Commons

Shareable Magazine - August 4, 2015 - 09:01

In a new report, Mike Lewis and Pat Conaty, authors of the book The Resilience Imperative: Co-operative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy, explore the connection between community land trusts and the Commons.

Categories: Economics

The Power of Peers Inc: a Q&A with Robin Chase

Shareable Magazine - August 4, 2015 - 08:21

Robin Chase is a collaborative consumption pioneer whose work in the field predates even the term “sharing economy.” As co-founder and the first CEO of Zipcar, the largest car sharing platform in the world, Chase helped usher in the era of putting idle assets to work. Her continued work in the transportation field includes co-founding Buzzcar, a peer to peer carsharing service in France (now merged with Drivy), and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community.

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 8/4 - Puerto Rico In Default, The Freest Place On Earth

Chris Martenson - August 4, 2015 - 07:40
  • Puerto Rico just defaulted for the first time
  • F.A.Q. About Puerto Rico’s Debt Troubles
  • Welcome To The Freest Place On Earth
  • Training Officers to Shoot First, and He Will Answer Questions Later
  • EIA Capitulates Under Cover Of Darkness
  • Obama rolls out the final EPA plan to cut carbon emissions
  • Methane Leaks May Greatly Exceed Estimates, Report Says
  • A Green Light for Using Rain Barrel Water on Garden Edibles

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Categories: Economics

That Roaring Sound You Hear…

Chris Martenson - August 3, 2015 - 18:05

Ok folks, the deflation we’ve been tracking is gathering steam. We're now seeing new signs on a daily basis.

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Categories: Economics

Join Chris, Adam & Robb Wolf Speaking in Sebastopol, CA on Sep 2

Chris Martenson - August 3, 2015 - 17:05

Come join Chris, Adam and nutrition & fitness expert Robb Wolf for the night of September 2, at the Grange Hall in Sebastopol, California.

We'll be talking about how to build true wealth, with a special focus on one of its most valuable forms: a healthy & capable body.

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Categories: Economics

Join Chris, Adam & Robb Wolf Speaking in Sebastpol, CA on Sep 2

Chris Martenson - August 3, 2015 - 17:05

Come join Chris, Adam and nutrition & fitness expert Robb Wolf for the night of September 2, at the Grange Hall in Sebastopol, California.

We'll be talking about how to build true wealth, with a special focus on one of its most valuable forms: a healthy & capable body.

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Categories: Economics

Adorable Library on Wheels Brings Books to Children in Italy

Shareable Magazine - August 3, 2015 - 07:19

Antonio De Cava is a lifelong lover of reading and retired school teacher in Southern Italy. Recognizing that children in the local villages didn’t have easy access to books, he created the Bibliomotocarro, a portable library on wheels that holds 700 books.

Designed to get free books into the hands of young people, the Bibliomotocarro is welcomed with smiles and enthusiastic chatter wherever De Cava goes. When children hear the organ music of the Bibliomotocarro, they run to meet it like they would an ice cream truck.

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 8/3 - Stocks Plunge As Athens Exchange Opens, Alaskans Clean Up a Legacy of Pollution

Chris Martenson - August 3, 2015 - 07:01
  • Stocks Plunge in Greece as Athens Exchange Reopens
  • Baldrey: LNG and Site C aligned for perfect storm
  • Model shows how surge in wealth inequality may be reversed
  • Prolonged Drought and Wildfires? Massive CA Fire Jumps 20,000 Acres Overnight; Water Outing Website; 240-Year Drought?
  • Obama to Unveil Tougher Environmental Plan With His Legacy in Mind
  • Gold – The More Hate, The More Bullish We Become
  • Native Alaskans Study and Clean Up a Legacy of Pollution
  • Why A Carbon Tax Would Be The Ultimate Energy Game-Changer

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Categories: Economics

Coworking Week Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Coworking

Shareable Magazine - August 3, 2015 - 07:00

Ten years ago this month, Brad Neuberg created coworking. He hosted a regular gathering in San Francisco, with a few card tables and chairs, and invited people to come work alongside him. Neuberg went on to co-found the coworking space Citizen Space, and a movement was born. There are now over 3,000 coworking spaces around the world and more being created every day.

Categories: Economics

Paul Ehrlich: The Population Bomb

Chris Martenson - August 2, 2015 - 08:35

In 1968, Paul Ehrlich released his ground-breaking book The Population Bomb, which awoke the national consciousness to the collision-course world population growth is on with our planet's finite resources. His work was reinforced several years later by the Limits To Growth report issued by the Club of Rome.

Fast-forward almost 50 years later, and Ehrlich's book reads more like a 'how to' manual. Nearly all the predictions it made are coming to pass, if they haven't already.

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 8/1 - Probiotic Intervention Affects Mood, We Are All Confident Idiots

Chris Martenson - August 1, 2015 - 08:40
  • We Are All Confident Idiots
  • Mt. Gox head arrested over loss of 650,000 bitcoins
  • Company Copes With Backlash Against the Raise That Roared
  • A Brief History of Basic Income Ideas
  • St. Louis County Biased Against Black Juveniles, Justice Department Finds
  • Accused ISIL sympathizer worked at KW airport
  • The Dream Undone
  • Probiotic Intervention Affects Mood

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 7/31 - The War On Cash And Your Freedom, Barter Booms In Rural Greece

Chris Martenson - July 31, 2015 - 07:48
  • Pensions and Medicare after an Economic Collapse
  • The Investment Legends Are Warning of a Systemic Event
  • The War On Cash & Your Freedom – Mike Maloney
  • Is your fear of radiation irrational?
  • Home Capital scandal may presage a slowdown: Don Pittis
  • Russian debtors despair as boom turns to bust
  • Police Shootings Won't Stop Unless We Also Stop Shaking Down Black People
  • Google's Project Wing Swoops Into Drone Air Traffic Control Conversation
  • Exxon Earnings: Carnage
  • How Big Water is trying to stop the National Park Service from cleaning up plastic bottles fouling the parks
  • Hay For Cheese? Barter Booms In Rural Greece After Bank Shutdown

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Categories: Economics

This NYC Real Estate Co-Op Helps Small Businesses Stay Put

A New York City co-op raises $1.2 million in pledges to fight gentrification and provide affordable rent for local business owners.
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Off The Cuff: The Fault-Ridden Fed

Chris Martenson - July 30, 2015 - 15:25

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mike "Mish" Shedlock discuss:

  • The Fed's Faulty Fears
    • The people running it are concerned about the wrong things
  • Are We At A Market Top?
    • Hard to call it, but it sure feel so
  • Europe's Woes Are Worsening
    • Capital is fleeing, while debts grow
  • Our ""Markets"
    • Nobody but central banks and bots buying these days

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 7/30 - Survival Lessons from the Greek Crisis, The Colossal Hoax Of Organic Agriculture

Chris Martenson - July 30, 2015 - 07:16
  • The Growing Threat to the Service Industry
  • 20 Survival Lessons from the Greek Crisis
  • Human domination of the biosphere: Rapid discharge of the earth-space battery foretells the future of humankind
  • Ron Paul Slams Gen. Wesley Clark: Is He Kidding, Internment Camps?
  • Battered Coal Industry Still Boasts A Few Good Opportunities
  • Water mafia: Why Delhi is buying water on the black market
  • Sandorkraut: About A Pickle Maker
  • The Colossal Hoax Of Organic Agriculture

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Categories: Economics

The Weekly Crunch: Tiny Houses in Vancouver and Why the South Is the New China

This week: Bee activists step up their game, Bernie Sanders lays out his views on all thing politicals, and fracking takes its toll on Oklahoma.
Categories: Economics

How To Transform Plastic “Waste” into a Bottle Brick

Shareable Magazine - July 29, 2015 - 08:50

Bottle Bricks are a simple and accessible technology that can transform everyday plastic materials into a useful building material – plastic bottles stuffed full of trash until they are as compact as bricks.

Categories: Economics

$1.6 Million Low-Income Carsharing Pilot Headed to L.A.

Shareable Magazine - July 29, 2015 - 07:58

Article and image cross-posted from the SUMC blogPhoto credit: Mariordo.

Categories: Economics