Will Robots Destroy Job?

Nowadays, experts predict that a tipping point in robotic deployments is imminent all over the world. For decades, robotic automation has been developed in several industries, including the automotive and manufacturing sectors and now much of the developed world isn’t prepared for such a radical transition. From the first industrial revolution, to the 1500s, the […]

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Omnia Sunt Communia

Omnia Sunt Communia. On the Commons and the Transformation to Postcapitalism is a new book written by Massimo De Angelis, a professor of political economy at the University of East London and founder and editor of the web journal The Commoner. The expression “omnia sunt communia” means “all things in common” and is a Latin […]

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Tech for All in Detroit: Grand Circus’ Work to Open up the Job Market

According to the Department of Labor by 2020 there will be 1 million unfilled computer programming jobs in the United States. Striking in this sector is the ratio of racial representation: fewer than 10 percent of the software engineers are African-American. The city of Detroit represents a critical example as 80 percent of its citizens […]

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Can Wi-Fi Community save the world?

In today’s connected world, access to the internet should be an essential service, like water or electricity. And just like water and electricity, it should be available to everyone, regardless of circumstance. Building entirely new networks, cities, supported by internet service providers and mobile carriers is good but it would be better if you are […]

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Economy as a Common Project. State-Of-The-Art Of Basic Income

The 20th century income distribution system has changed entirely. The traditional framework of value creation based on the interaction of private, public and third sector is irremediably compromised. More and more companies don’t generate profit, as well as public administration doesn’t produce public value, and, thus, the society struggles to generate shared social value. Given […]

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Fake News, Digital Giants and Democracy

In years, digital capitalism driven by Silicon Valley has provided different services that are, to be honest, very useful and beneficial to all citizens. This fact has led to the development of theory of internet-centrism, the propensity to view all political and social change through the prism of the Internet and cyber-utopianism, the belief that […]

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NYCommons: A Tool To Help Grassroots Groups

In urban development, gentrification is a very important process that can transform the city, both socially and economically. Gentrification process in urban areas has several positive aspects (buildings are renovated and beautified, there are more jobs opportunities, more retail and service business, etc.) but also some negatives ones such as the loss of affordable housing […]

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A Community-Led Plan for London: the case of JustSpace

According to the website, JustSpace is a community-led network of voluntary and action groups influencing plan making and planning policy to ensure public debate on crucial issues of social justice and economic and environmental sustainability. They are active at three levels: neighbourhood, borough and London-wide levels. Because traditional planning system is considered unfit in terms […]

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