Recently, I had the privilege of meeting Shareable’s founder, Neal Gorenflo, at the Collaborative Economy Conference in San Francisco. Thanks to Ranan Lachman, the Founder of the Sharing Economy Forum (which Neal and I are members of), I received a last-minute invitation to share the insights from my new in-depth research report, The New Era of Economic Abundance.
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The Battle of Yavin where the first Death Star was destroyed. Credit: Fanpop
We have an epic choice before us between platform coops and Death Star platforms, and the time to decide is now. It might be the most important economic decision we ever make, but most of us don't even know we have a choice.
Residents of suburban Sucre in the greenhouse, built with support from a government urban agriculture program. (Frank Chávez / IPS)
Reversing the Mississippi director Ian Midgley and subject Marcin Jakubowski. (Reversing the Mississippi / Facebook)
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Back in August things were falling apart. Macro-economic indicators were steadily worsening, corporate profits and revenues were suddenly falling, and US unemployment came in far worse than expected.
Of course in today's bizzarro logic, that meant only one thing: the equity “”markets”” were going to be bid up, and gold was going to be held in check.
Both have not only come to pass, but have done so in spectacular fashion.
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Humanitas student resident Jurriën Mentink with one of his neighbors. Photo: AFP / Nicolas Delaunay.
When the Dutch government stopped funding continuing care costs for senior citizens who weren’t in dire need, nonprofit residential care facility Humanitas in Deventer, Netherlands found itself with numerous vacant rooms. At the same time, Dutch students faced higher rent and scarce housing.
Bill Black, expert on Wall Street control fraud, returns to discuss the gross abuses of power rampant in our financial, political and judicial systems. In his estimation, regulation and enforcement of financial crimes have been completely gutted and de-fanged -- intentionally by corrupt politicians, and unintentionally by inept ones. All while the Justice Department turns a blind eye.
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This Article was written by Marissa Mommaert, Program Director at Transition US
“Houses don’t make neighborhoods – neighbors make neighborhoods,” a friend recently told me.
She’s lived in the same house for three years and trades produce over the fence with one of her neighbors, but doesn’t know many of her other neighbors. But with the arrival of a new baby, my friend yearns for the sort of neighborhood she grew up in—where everyone looks out for each other –and is wondering how to go about building relationships with more of her neighbors.
What started as a novel idea in May of 2014 to get their favorite band, the Foo Fighters, to play in Italy's Emilia-Romagna region after a seven year absence has become an incredible success story 18 months later.
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Our new book Prosper!: How To Prepare for the Future and Create a World Worth Inheriting offers a blueprint for taking control of and improving your destiny.
It outlines practical, actionable investments of your time & resources that will ensure you enjoy greater prosperity in your life, whatever the future may bring.
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Polyculture or the growing of many different plants in a given area is a popular permaculture principle. Fruit tree guilds are a specific polyculture technique used to improve fertility, confuse pests, and attract beneficial insects, as well as provide increased yields.
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In 2012, the city of Seoul launched Sharing City Seoul to create a local, government-sanctioned sharing culture – establishing the city of 10 million as a frontrunner in the sharing cities movement. City officials committed to cultivating a vibrant local sharing economy, and Seoul was quickly praised as a global sharing leader.