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Kevin Carson on free market anticapitalism

By on March 29, 2017

PRIMO NUTGMEG interviews Center for a Stateless Society senior fellow and P2P Foundation regular contributor Kevin Carson. From the shownotes to the podcast Kevin Carson is a left-wing libertarian who supports a free market but opposes “capitalism.” We discuss the differences between various schools of libertarianism and the possibility for collaboration. We also discuss the... Continue reading

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Why does community energy matter?

By on March 28, 2017

If the need for more renewable energy* or more democracy seems pretty obvious to most of us, the need for more (citizen) ownership is generally less clear. And even less the combination of the three: community energy. Insights into the multiple benefits of community energy as a transformative process. Community energy refers to any kind of power plant using a renewable source of... Continue reading

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From Oil Age to Soil Age

By on March 27, 2017

The Design Museum in London recently opened at its new home with, as its centrepiece, an exhibition called Fear and Love curated by Justin McGuirk. I contributed the following text to the book. Why we need a new story In 1971 a geologist called Earl Cook evaluated the amount of energy ‘captured from the environment’ in... Continue reading

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Patterns of Commoning: The Virtues of Treating Museums, Libraries and Archives as Commons

By on March 26, 2017

Michael Peter Edson:  It was usually a note in the newspaper, a few pages back. Or, if the blaze was big enough and a camera crew arrived quickly, a feature on the evening news. It seems like house fires were more common when I was young, and the story was often the same: “As they... Continue reading

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Essay of the Day: An Introduction to Generative Justice

By on March 22, 2017

An article on Generative Justice written by Ron Eglash. Originally published at Revista Teknokultura. Abstract Marx proposed that capitalism’s destructive force is caused, at root, by the alienation of labor value from its generators. Environmentalists have added the concept of unalienated ecological value, and rights activists added the unalienated expressive value of free speech, sexuality,... Continue reading

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