Posts By: Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens

Julien Reynier and Fabrice Clerc from L’Atelier Paysan on self-build communities in farming

By on March 24, 2017

The P2P Foundation’s Michel Bauwens interviews Julien Reynier and Fabrice Clerc from L’Atelier Paysan L’Atelier Paysan is a French cooperative that works with farmers to design machines and buildings adapted to the specific practices of small farm agroecology. In addition to distributing free plans on its website, L’Atelier Paysan organizes winter self-help training sessions, during which farmers... Continue reading

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Timothy Rayner on Maker Democracy

By on March 23, 2017

From author Timothy Rayner: “The thought experiment I’d like to propose involves bringing together Unger’s argument concerning how progressives should attempt to revivify democracy with the empirical observation that collaborative experimentation is increasingly shaping the zeitgeist. I suspect that Unger is addressing the wrong community in his call to arms. Perhaps, instead of calling on progressives... Continue reading

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A Prolegomena to any Future Politics

By on March 22, 2017

This post by Jordan Greenhall originally appeared on Medium.com The following are a series of assertions around our present geo-political circumstances and hypotheses about our most effective actions. There is a global institutional order, largely initiated as the aftermath of WWII and growing organically through to the fall of the Eastern Bloc, at which point... Continue reading

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The Information War Has Begun

By on March 22, 2017

This post by Danah Boyd was originally published on Medium.com Yesterday*, Steve Bannon clearly articulated what many people have felt and known for quite some time when he told journalists, “You’re the opposition party. Not the Democratic Party… The media’s the opposition party.” This builds on earlier remarks by Trump, who said, “I have a... Continue reading

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Samuel Bowles on the Death of ‘Homo Economicus’

By on March 21, 2017

This video was produced by the Institute of New Economic Thinking. Good incentives are no substitute for good citizens. Human beings, notes Sam Bowles, a Research Professor at the Santa Fe Institute, are complex, psychological beings given to all sorts of motivations well beyond naked self-interest. That might be news to the economics profession, which... Continue reading

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