Viewing: Ethical Economy

Social Ecology: Communalism against Climate Chaos

By on January 16, 2018

Brian Tokar: Since the 1960s, the theory and praxis of social ecology have helped guide efforts to articulate a radical, counter-systemic ecological outlook with a goal of transforming society’s relationship to non-human nature. For many decades, social ecologists have articulated a fundamental ecological critique of capitalism and the state, and proposed an alternative vision of empowered... Continue reading

The post Social Ecology: Communalism against Climate Chaos appeared first on P2P Foundation.

Reimagine, don’t seize, the means of production

By on January 16, 2018

Written by Stacco Troncoso and Ann Marie Utratel: One of the most difficult systems to reimagine is global manufacturing. If we are producing offshore and at scale, ravaging the planet for short-term profits, what are the available alternatives? A movement combining digital and physical production points toward a new possibility: Produce within our communities, democratically and... Continue reading

The post Reimagine, don’t seize, the means of production appeared first on P2P Foundation.

Team Human: Stacco Troncoso “The Commons is the Glue”

By on January 14, 2018

Playing for Team Human today is Stacco Troncoso of the P2P Foundation. Stacco brings with him deep knowledge and enthusiasm for the power of the commons. Stacco and the Commons Transition team put their faith in people, believing in the potential of diverse, empowered communities to address complex problems. Far from a utopian fantasy, P2P offers a wealth of... Continue reading

The post Team Human: Stacco Troncoso “The Commons is the Glue” appeared first on P2P Foundation.

Racial discrimination and the sharing economy — what does the research tell us?

By on January 13, 2018

Hugo Guyader and Julian Agyeman: Analysis: The sharing economy is often lauded with offering a number of opportunities, from access to cheaper and more convenient consumption alternatives to new revenue streams for on-demand services. Next to the economic benefits are promises of sustainability and social inclusion. Unfortunately, not everybody stands equal in this emerging economy.... Continue reading

The post Racial discrimination and the sharing economy — what does the research tell us? appeared first on P2P Foundation.

How the co-op movement made steps towards equality in 2017

By on January 12, 2018

An encouraging article which, among other things, mentions Platform Coops. Let’s hope that in 2018 we can speak about strides, rather than steps. The article was originally published in Cooperative News. Building a ‘human economy’ Co-ops have a key part to play if the world is to move to a “human economy” says Oxfam after... Continue reading

The post How the co-op movement made steps towards equality in 2017 appeared first on P2P Foundation.