What are the commons and what is their political, social and economic relevance? An interview with Daniel Chavez from the Transnational Institute.
Professor and economist Rajani Kanth is currently undertaken a series of interviews with thinkers about social change, including herewith P2P Foundation founder Michel Bauwens. This is one of the longer interviews that gives a good idea of the current state of thinking at the P2P Foundation.
The weak reforms enacted after the 2008 financial crisis….the ineffectuality of climate change negotiations over the course of twenty-one years….the social polarization and stark wealth and income inequality of our time. Each represents a deep structural problem that the neoliberal market/state seeks to ignore or only minimally address.
2 diagrams that map the big picture of the emerging post-capitalist paradigm, underpinned by peer-to-peer and collaborative dimensions.
David de Ugarte, founder and theorist of the Spanish cyberpunk group las Indias, on the organization, technology and P2P opportunities of cooperative groups
"The ecological crisis is not just a symptom or a byproduct of industrial society. It reflects a deep predicament – a crisis of civilization."
"Given this rich and still evolving conversation on the role of the commons in society, a definition of what exactly a commons transition would entail is best expressed from a broad and inclusive perspective."
Watch this thought-provoking video to see how not-for-profit enterprise will be at the heart of a sustainable future by 2050.