Hard to believe it’s been 4 years since I got involved with the OuiShare community and attended the very first OuiShare Fest (thanks to a tip from Annie Leonard). I wrote about that magical first Fest here. Then, at the second Fest, I spoke about Leadership , sharing the secrets I’ve learned from the superheroes… Read More OuiShare Fest Edition#4: After the Gold Rush
From this piece (boom!) by New School Professor Trebor Scholtz. “What I call platform cooperativism is about experimentation with ownership; governance; and flexible, fair, and dignified digital work, as well as new forms of solidarity. It is about multi-stakeholder cooperatives, inventive unions, public infrastructure, worker associations, and cooperatives building their own labor platforms rooted not… Read More The People’s Uber
“The passion that accelerationism mobilises is the remembrance by the people that a future is possible. In disparate fields — from politics to art to design to biology to philosophy — people are working through how to create a world that is liberated from capitalist incentives. Perhaps most promisingly, the classic dream of Keynes and Marx for the reduction of work… Read More On Accelerationism
Paul Mason of PostCapitalism writes in The Guardian: Collaborative production, using network technology to produce goods and services that only work when they are free, or shared, defines the route beyond the market system. It will need the state to create the framework – just as it created the framework for factory labour, sound currencies… Read More Paul Mason on Collaborative Production..
I met Alexa last May at OuiShare Fest, where she was presenting some of her research and ideas from her forthcoming book, The Misfit Economy. 60% of the world’s economy, she says, is on the fringe, informal, and “not strictly legal.” To that end she’s been taking notes from street gangs, hackers, drug dealers, hippies,… Read More One I Watch: Alexa Clay
In nature, headlong growth and all-out competition are features of immature ecosystems, followed by complex interdependency, symbiosis, cooperation, and the cycling of resources. The next stage of human economy will parallel what we are beginning to understand about nature. It will call forth the gifts of each of us; it will emphasize cooperation over competition;… Read More Circulation, not hoarding