Antechinus: Wealth Disparity – 8 Own As Much as 3.6 Billion

Antechinus

8 People Own Same Wealth As Half The World

To mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos, Oxfam today published a report stating eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion poorest.

The world’s 8 richest people are, in order of net worth:

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Jan 19

Michel Bauwens: A New Post-Capitalist Ecosystem of Value Creation

Michel Bauwens

A new post-capitalist ecosystem of value creation

How to build the world we want within the world we want to transcend.

The peer-to-peer capacity to relate to each other over the Internet entails the emergence of what Yochai Benkler in the The Wealth of Networks called ‘commons-based peer production’ (CBPP). CBPP is a new pathway of value creation and distribution, where peer-to-peer infrastructures allow individuals to communicate, self-organize and, ultimately, co-create non-rivalrous use value, in the form of digital commons of knowledge, software and design.

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Jan 14

Paul Krumm: Democratic moral money

Paul Krumm

Moral Money: Commons Money that Works for Us, Not Us Working for It

We have to realize that we are all enmeshed in the present money system, which makes it difficult to see it as it is.  Because those of us who are not on the edge also benefit, through investments and unearned income, its structure is justified in our minds.  Let the reader beware.  The present analysis gores sacred cows.

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Jan 11