Daily Archives: May 17, 2012

Commons/P2P Next Steps: Creating Sustainable Commons Based Institutions


A major theme that came up throughout our first School of Commoning workshop with Michel Bauwens concerned the need to co-create sustainable commons based institutions. The overriding sentiment was to create institutions that are commons and are therefore inherently sustainable by their nature. … Continue reading

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The 99% Solution


May 16, 2012 — Poor Richard (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Sign of the Four opens with an alarming scene: “Sherlock Holmes took his bottle from the corner of the mantel-piece and his hypodermic syringe from its neat morocco case.   With his … Continue reading

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Organizing P2P organizations


April 7, 2011 — Poor Richard Image via Wikipedia I probably should have titled this “Hacking the Organization”. What follows is not a primer of organizational design but simply a back-of-the-envelope sketch of how a number of organizational design and … Continue reading

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The P2P sector an opportunity for low-cost local reindustrialization


Grupo Cooperativo de las Indias ~ http://grupolasindias.coop ~ reindustrializa@grupolasindias.coop History of the industrial P2P sector The explosion in the social use of the Internet in the ’90s generated notable changes in the whole productive process. One of the most striking effects … Continue reading

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Five Elements (and a coda) for the Counter-Hegemonic Project


Five basic elements, with linked explanatory text, to develop a comprehensible narrative of the transition to the P2P production method as the only substantive alternative to systemic crisis… with a confederalist coda that has a Prodhounian aftertaste. Since the ’90s, … Continue reading

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