Opening up (Open Source and the commons)

Opening Up Francis McKee In November 2003, Wired magazine published an article on the rise of the open source movement, claiming that. “We are at a convergent moment, when a philosophy, a strategy, and a technology have aligned to unleash great innovation.” Open source ideology has now moved beyond the coding and programming to inform more »

The Max-Neef Model of Human-Scale Development

“Max-Neef classifies the fundamental human needs as: subsistence, protection, affection, understanding, participation, recreation (in the sense of leisure, time to reflect, or idleness), creation, identity and freedom. “ Max-Neef on Human Needs and Human-scale Development Conventional western ideas of development and progress are seen by many as a root cause of rainforest destruction and other more »

Economics

What do people do with their wages every week, or month; and if they are unemployed, their dole money? They each economise. How much does the rent, or mortgage cost? Shoes for the kids, car, repairs, bills – how do we budget weekly, monthly, year to year The above are some of the thoughts that more »

Parecon Listen

Michael Albert on various topics relating to Participatory Economics Alternate, Vision. Solidarity, Diversity, Equity, Power, Output, Effort, Incentive, Decisions, Self Manage, Efficiency, Institutions, Private Corporate Markets, Councils, Balanced Job, Job Training, Remuneration, Circumstances, Planning, motivation, Socialism, Kinship, Lifestyle, Human Nature, Transition, Artists Socialism, Effort, Participation, Politics, Transition, Examples LISTEN as Hip Hop  

Meanness

From: Z net tutorials. Full list can be got here Znet instructional’s You’ll never hear more about the ‘average’ family than you will at budget time.”The average family is doing better under this government than any other,” they’ll say. It could be true. look at these incomes of five families invespuccia: Family Income Greens 2000 more »