In this very recent video lecture Michel Bauwens focuses on value practices by peer production communities and in particular on the notion of ‘value sovereignty’, as a post-capitalist practice, and how to envisage it. The lecture took place on November 14 at the Kaaiteater in Brussels, Belgium.
From the original notes to the video
Which new social structure are we evolving towards? Michel Bauwens tries to work this out by looking at contemporary practices that address the challenges of the future in the most direct way. He identifies an exponential growth of civil initiatives that experiment both locally and globally with new models and solutions. Behind the scenes, an entirely new set of values is being built up, with discoveries such as new types of contributory accounting to manage common property, open logistics systems for the circular economy, and so on. Michel Bauwens and the network of researchers into the emerging commons-based economy present a summary of 10 years of research.
• Michel Bauwens is a Belgian cyber philosopher and founder of the P2P Foundation, which carries out research into peer-to-peer-networks and practices. In 2013, together with Jean Lievens, he published the book De Wereld Redden, met peer-to-peer naar een post-kapitalistische samenleving (‘Saving the World: towards a post-capitalist society with peer to peer’).
These timecodes have been sources by William Charlton:
- 10:24 Kojin Karatani – The Structure of World History, Karl Polanyi – The Great Transformation
- 17:42 Giorgio Agamben – The Highest Poverty, Contributory Accounting, P2P Value – https://p2pvalue.eu/
- 23:50 Guerrilla Translation – http://www.guerrillatranslation.org/
- 24:08 David Bollier – Think like a Commoner – http://www.thinklikeacommoner.com/
- 26:00 Netarchical capital – http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/9781137406897_4 and http://wiki.p2pfoundation.net/Netarchical_Capitalism
- 26:28 Hyper-Neo-Liberalism, Generative Value Regime
- 27:30 Enspiral – http://enspiral.com/
- 29:06 4 Forms – (Karatani) Pooling, Reciprocity, Markets and State Redistribution
- 29:49 Why Capitalism?
- 31:00 Cooptates
- 31:10 Terre de Liens – https://www.terredeliens.org/
- 32:43 Driftless Area Wisconsin – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driftless_Area
- 33:50 Reintegrate Externalities – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Externality
- 35:30 Wikispeed – http://wikispeed.org/
- 36:50 Capped Investments – https://wiki.p2pfoundation.net/Joshua_Vial_on_the_Introduction_of_Capped_Investments_for_Commons_Projects
- 38:00 Douglas Rushkoff – Life Inc – http://www.rushkoff.com/books/life-inc/
- 40:00 Ethical markets in Middle Ages
- 40:28 Execute speculators!
- 40:56 100 industrial sectors. All inviable if externalities are included Ditto CAC 40 (French Stock market)
- 41:30 Corporations v Cooperation
- 42:20 Lamps that burn forever
- 43:00 Mutualisation
- 43:30 Jevons’ paradox – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jevons%27s_paradox – see also the Coal Question http://oilcrash.net/media/pdf/The_Coal_Question.pdf
- 44:00 Uber – the reality
- 46:09 Cosmo-localization – http://actionforesight.net/cosmo-localization/ and https://wiki.p2pfoundation.net/Cosmo-Localization
- 48:10 Mark Whitaker – Ecological Revolution: The Political Origins of Environmental Degradation and the Environmental Origins of Axial Religions; China, Japan, Europe – https://www.amazon.com/Ecological…/dp/383830022X
- 50:30 Mutualisation of knowledge, Mutualising infrastructure and relocalising production.
- 52:17 A political voice for Commoners
- 58:00 Trans-National Localisation
- 1:00:00 Q and A