The next economy will have to balance the needs of Earth’s expanding population with the shrinking level of resources which are available to everyone. This dynamic equilibrium is called carrying capacity.
Unlike traditional leftist visions of revolution, which require a social movement to seize state power and then install another system, the emerging world of peer production is based on another vision
We do not live in an era of change, but in a change of eras
We have an epic choice before us between platform coops and Death Star platforms, and the time to decide is now.
It is clear that the transition to a post-capitalist, sustainable economy will not happen overnight, or even in a few years.
Perhaps its time for progressives to get their act in gear, dump the dead left-right, state-private dialectic and start a new party – a peoples party. A party of, by and for the people.
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.
Here’s the paradox: Words like “the commons” already exist in Spanish, and have existed since Antonio Nebrija published the first Spanish dictionary in 1492.
An illustrated history of the biggest changes in our time: the globalization of the small and the reemergence of empowered communities.