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The Commons Collaborative Economy Explodes in Barcelona

Always known as a vivid and creative city, Barcelona is taking the lead as an exemplary change agent on the European stage. Its DIY vigor and urgent form of citizen-level democracy are palpable, contagious, and best of all, effective.

Making Networked Sharing Socially Beneficial, Not Just Predatory and Profitable

If we can agree in advance about what constitutes a socially respectful marketplace – and what constitutes a predatory free-riding on the commonweal – we’ll all be a lot better off.

The Death of the Labor Market

Over the past 20 years, the existence of common spaces, places of social debate and pretty much everything involving citizenship has been erased in a conscious and ideologically-directed manner.

Putting the ‘sharing’ back in to the sharing economy

In recent years, a new kind of economy based on the age-old practice of sharing is flourishing across North America and Europe, and is now rapidly spreading in popularity throughout the Middle East and other world regions.

The Age of Communities

OuiShare Fest 2014 brought together 1,000 sharers from 31 countries under the big tent of the Cabaret Sauvage in Paris.

The Sharing Economy: Capitalism’s Last Stand?

Access over ownership. After decades of excessive consumerism, this prospect sounded revolutionary. At first.

Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy

This essay attempts to simplify possible outcomes by using two axes or polarities which give rise to four possible future scenarios.

Amanda Eaken on the Rise of Collaborative Consumption  

With the climate crisis staring us right in the face, the need to transform our daily routines has become increasingly apparent. A part of the solution may be a new twist on the very old concept of sharing things, it’s called collaborative consumption.

The unstoppable rise of the collaborative economy

My work at the REconomy Project has inspired me to believe that a credible alternative to our current system is now emerging at an incredible rate.

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