Sharing the world’s wealth through a basic income guarantee

[ad_1] World Basic Income...

[ad_1] World Basic Income (WBI) is a campaign organisation with a proposal to achieve greater social justice through the provision of unconditional cash transfers. World basic income differs from national-level basic income initiatives in that it would gather money at the global level, and distribute it to every person worldwide.  While STWR does not necessarily […]

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Creating and Capturing Value in the Collaborative Economy

Bernie J Mitchell  ...

Bernie J Mitchell   “I think we are going to pull our heads out of our arses just in time”   This line has stuck in my mind since talking to Lisa Gansky for this interview. I’m sure there is a more polite way to start this article, but it’s always good to lead with […]

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How Libraries are Boldly Innovating to Meet the Needs of Changing Communities

[ad_1] More than a decade...

[ad_1] More than a decade ago, the city of Lafayette in the greater San Francisco Bay Area did some soul-searching about the fate of its library. With a population of just a little more than 25,000, the city had outgrown the tiny 1960s building within a decade. The library’s structure was falling apart, which was especially problematic in […]

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5 Signs That The Collaborative Economy Is Going Through Puberty

The collaborative economy...

The collaborative economy is no longer a shiny new model of commerce, but rather in that awkward, in-between, adolescent stage . Written By Lisa Gansky Like any living thing, economies have lifecycles. With a bit of careful observation of the “collaborative economy,” it’s clear this new model of commerce has reached that awkward, in-between stage […]

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Prototyping Elements of Positive Platforms: the Positive Platforms Jam

  The way we work...

  The way we work is changing forever. A host of technologies — from automation to digital platforms for coordination of tasks — are reinventing not just what people do to earn a living but at a much deeper level how we organize to create value. The landscape of labor economics is in upheaval. In the process, new platforms, […]

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Ireland needs to capitalise on the sharing economy

Katie Roche on Sharing...

Katie Roche on Sharing economy: Why pay through the nose for something when you can rent it more cheaply from a stranger online? Why not share things with your neighbours? I AM NOW well prepared and more than ready to share than ever before. You see, I have reviewed all of the evidence presented to […]

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Trust and transparency in the new sharing economy.

  The accommodation...

  The accommodation letting company Airbnb based on sharing economy made Irish headlines this month by agreeing to share information with the Revenue Commissioners. Airbnb hosts who have provided their private accommodation for hire will have their details forwarded by the company to the tax authorities, who in turn may presumably make enquiries about any […]

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