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El Cuá, Nicaragua: Community-owned hydropower transforms rural economy

Association of Rural Development Workers – Benjamin Linder (ATDER-BL) Residents of the northern highlands of Nicaragua were typically overlooked by modern infrastructure development. The Association of Rural Development Workers has changed this, securing access to electricity and clean drinking water for local people for the first time. Today the association is also generating enough profits... Continue reading

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Russian Cosmism and how it informs today’s religion of technology

There is a Silicon Valley religion, and it’s one that doesn’t particularly care for people — at least not in our present form.

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Introducing the Commons Engine Holochain in the world of deep wealth

Let’s face it: reflecting on the substantial patterns of the last twenty years of digital economic culture returns a bleak assessment. That promise to connect us that we call the “sharing economy” has turned out to be the perfect set of business practices to extract corporate profits while remaining indifferent to the well-being of participants... Continue reading

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Book of the Day: Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor

A powerful investigative look at data-based discrimination—and how technology affects civil and human rights and economic equity The State of Indiana denies one million applications for healthcare, foodstamps and cash benefits in three years—because a new computer system interprets any mistake as “failure to cooperate.” In Los Angeles, an algorithm calculates the comparative vulnerability of... Continue reading

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Antonio Negri on the aesthetic style and strategy of the commons

With Assembly (2017), Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri have continued their trilogyEmpire (2000), Multitude (2004), and Commonwealth (2009) into the new decade, expanding it into a tetralogy. The fourth episode sees these advocates of commonism once again provide a critical analysis of the most topical developments in society. Their central issue this time concerns why the social movements that express the demands... Continue reading

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