Posts By: Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens

If we can have P2P economics, why not P2P spirituality?

By on September 19, 2017

Is it possible to peer produce spiritual experience and insight, just as knowledge, software and code for computers are peer produced by communities of self-organizing individuals? If so, does this matter? My answer is yes. Spirituality consists of socially-constructed worldviews that may no longer be appropriate to the time and space in which we live.... Continue reading

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A Commons Transition Plan for the City of Ghent

By on September 14, 2017

The context and structure of the report Executive summary by Michel Bauwens (P2P Foundation, research) and Yurek Onzia (project coordination) This study [1] was commissioned and financed by the City of Ghent, a city in northern Flanders with nearly 300,000 inhabitants, with the support of its mayor Daniel Termont, the head of the mayor’s staff,... Continue reading

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The Importance of Neotraditional Approaches in the Reconstructive Transmodern Era

By on September 12, 2017

By adopting and adapting the concept of Buen Vivir, which originated in traditional communities, as an inspiration for policy by a contemporary national state, Ecuador has brought an important innovation in policy-making. Such neotraditional approaches, if they are based on a mutual dialogue, are a very important part of a transition to a social knowledge... Continue reading

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The Financialization of Life

By on September 10, 2017

Not everyone is aware that technology is not neutral, and that design decisions reflect interests and values. This is of course very clear with Bitcoin and the Blockchain, which carries within itself a vision of human society that is based on isolated individuals that make contracts with other.At the P2P Foundation, we’d like to point... Continue reading

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Inside the new economic science of capitalism’s slow-burn energy collapse

By on September 3, 2017

The following is an important overview of recent studies relating the energy and materials crisis to the economy, and the deep structural crisis that this represents. This post by Nafeez Ahmed was originally published on Insurge Intelligence, Medium.com Inside the new economic science of capitalism’s slow-burn energy collapse And why the struggle for a new economic... Continue reading

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