Book of the day: Political Economy of Attention, Mindfulness and Consumerism

Book: The Political Economy of Attention, Mindfulness and Consumerism. Reclaiming the Mindful Commons. By Peter Doran. Routledge, 2017 The process by which capitalist investment seeks to reengineer and privatize nature, government, social life and even genes and physical matter is at once breathtakingly ambitious, subtle and insidious. The great contribution of Dr Peter Doran’s A… Continue reading

Podcast: Anthropologist Jason Hickel on How Capitalism Fuels Climate Change

In this episode, we spoke with Jason Hickel, an anthropologist at the London School of Economics. Originally from Swaziland, Hickel’s research has focused on development and globalization. He has written extensively on a number of topics, including capitalism, inequality, climate change, basic income, and soil regeneration. Hickel argues that we cannot begin to seriously tackle the climate crisis… Continue reading

Dmytri Kleiner’s Venture Communism

Michel Bauwens: In the P2P Foundation report, ‘Value in the Commons Economy, we describe and propose ‘tranvestment‘ strategies, which is a process where capital is transferred from one mode of production, for example, private capital used for capital accumulation, is used instead for expanding the commons and creating livelihoods for commoners, on their own terms, not… Continue reading

Paying attention to FairCoin!

Two years ago I posted a bemused article on Faircoin, which was trading between some members of Faircoop at five times the price it was available on the free market. This was a social experiment being run by Enric Duran as part of his attempts to build a new financial system. It seemed to me… Continue reading

Degrowth in Movements: Strengthening Alternatives and Overcoming Growth, Competition and Profit

By Corinna Burkhart, Dennis Eversberg, Matthias Schmelzer and Nina Treu; translated by Santiago Killing-Stringer. Originally published on Degrowth in Movements: Strengthening Alternatives and Overcoming Growth, Competition and Profit About the authors and their positions We write this text as editors and coordinators of the project Degrowth in Movement(s) with Dennis Eversberg. We see ourselves… Continue reading

Koppelting: the great gathering of the commons

Koppelting, the great gathering of the commons: 21 –  27 August 2017 Koppelting is an annual grassroots festival about peer production and free/libre alternatives for society. It is filled with projects, lectures, debates and workshops, and is co-created by the attendees. Anyone can contribute, whether by giving a lecture, a workshop or demonstration, or by… Continue reading