"Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds."
"And there is justified nostalgia today for the era after Piketty's exceptional period. In the 1950s and 1960s life got better for a majority of the working people in the United States, Britain, and western Europe. The peak of working-class progress was 1973 – after Piketty's focus and years before neoliberalism, financialization, and globalization. Since 1973, real median earnings in the U.S. have stagnated and fallen. That turning point is the fact that demands explanation and action."
"Paul Buitink talks with Michel Bauwens of the p2pfoundation and the FLOK Society about Ecuador, p2p, Bitcoin and much more."
"Create a decentralized trading system by connecting a web of trust. By quantifying the trusted connections we, as communities, already have, IOU’s can be routed through friends to other trusted people who we don’t yet know. Exchange credits interchangeably without the need for a central point of control."
"J. Scott Applewhite"
"Cahootify is the team-based recruitment and collaboration platform for freelancers, project leaders and employers in the fast-evolving world of work.
Cahootify exists to help people do more of the work that they love. We want to help talented, dedicated and value-led people come together to make interesting, exciting, worthwhile projects happen - no matter how “commercial” or “social” those projects are."
"In 2012 leaders of Fresno’s business, academic and social justice communities embraced the Food Commons vision and invited the Food Commons to adopt Fresno as our first prototype site. We are working with individuals and organizations in Fresno to design and build a “fractal” of the Food Commons system here as a proof of concept and as an engine for economic development, job creation, and healthy food access in a region characterized by the paradox of great wealth and agricultural resources existing side by side with entrenched poverty, food insecurity, and diet-related chronic disease. Following completion of the initial feasibility study and business plan we expect to launch the first Food Commons Trust in Fresno this year and the first phase of Food Commons business operations by 2014."
"Is the urban economy the same as the sharing economy? How is the collaborative economy affecting the way we live, work, move and create in cities? Does it have the same meaning in European and American cities? These are some of the ideas discussed in our latest monthly New Cities Summit 2014 Tweet chat."
"What can one person do?"