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Jean Lievens shared Michel Bauwens's blog post on Twitter
Sep 8, 2012
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Aug 2, 2012
Poor Richard commented on Jean Lievens's blog post P2P versus Marxism: a new (r?)evolutionary way to build a better world
"Jean writes: "...capitalism in the 19th century was very different from capitalism in the 20th century, as capitalism in Norway is very different from that in Zimbabwe. In that sense, the very term “capitalism” is rather…"
Jul 7, 2012
Jean Lievens commented on Jean Lievens's blog post P2P versus Marxism: a new revolutionary way to build a better world
"I changed the original title as the new one covers better the content of the paper... "
Jul 5, 2012
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Jul 5, 2012
Jean Lievens left a comment for Milena Dachev
"Hi Milena, sorry that it took so long to accept, I did not noticed the request before..."
Jul 5, 2012
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Jul 5, 2012
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P2P versus Marxism: a new (r?)evolutionary way to build a better world

I think most Marxists have so far underestimated the impact of the Internet, new technologies, open source, peer-to-peer etc. on society. Of course, in the grand scheme of things, one can always argue that ‘there is nothing new under the sun”. Capitalism has always revolutionised the means of production in order to beat the competition. So why should it this time be different? I think there are many reasons. One is that the capitalist system must grow to survive and infinite growth in a finite…See More
Jul 5, 2012
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Layne Hartsell with Michel Bauwens

In this powerful interview published on June 2 2012 on YouTube, Michel Bauwens explains in an nutshell his main ideas on P2P, its impact on society and the opportunity it offers to create a sustainable world.  Michel Bauwens (Belgium) is founder of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives and works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property. He has been an analyst for the United States Information Agency, knowledge…See More
Jun 5, 2012
Jean Lievens posted a blog post

Layne Hartsell with Michel Bauwens

In this powerful interview published on June 2 2012 on YouTube, Michel Bauwens explains in an nutshell his main ideas on P2P, its impact on society and the opportunity it offers to create a sustainable world.  Michel Bauwens (Belgium) is founder of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives and works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property. He has been an analyst for the United States Information Agency, knowledge…See More
Jun 5, 2012
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May 12, 2012
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May 12, 2012
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Peer-to-peer and Marxism: The Berlin Debate

On May 3, Jonathan Clyne, Lena Hanno, Alex Dirmeier and Jean Lievens had a discussion with Michel Bauwens on peer-to-peer and Marxism.  The discussion took place in the lobby of the Palace Hotel in Berlin. Here’s a slightly edited transcript of the discussion. The recording was reasonably good, but our voices were sometimes unintelligible because there were other guests talking in the lobby and there was also a piano playing (from the theme song from Titanic to What a Wonderful World, all very…See More
May 12, 2012
Old Git Tom commented on Jean Lievens's blog post P2P and Marxism: in search of synergies
"I agree with the bulk of what Jean Lievens writes. Mx today is unfortunately a minor academic sub-topic, employing a handful of academics; inbred obscurantists, who exist mainly by reviewing/buying one-another's articles & books - flaneurs.…"
Apr 29, 2012
Örsan Şenalp commented on Jean Lievens's blog post Peer-to-Peer and Marxism: analogies and differences
"theory, the antagonism you describe between your P2P Theory and Socialist Theory, or Marxism is not quite correct. Instead, in a way I tried to explain above, it is not that different than as it is thought in Marx, Lenin or Gramsci, So your…"
Mar 6, 2012
Örsan Şenalp commented on Jean Lievens's blog post Peer-to-Peer and Marxism: analogies and differences
"Andrew you struck by the quoted statement from Michel and asks "Since scarcity is imposed from above (primarily in the form of property, secondarily in the multi-faceted social requirement of work as the foundation of any claim to consume), how…"
Mar 6, 2012

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About Me:
I am an independent journalist/writer/blogger with a marxist background, but trying very hard to keep an open mind and not to be dogmatic
How did you come across this network?
via Michel Bauwens/Facebook
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Jean Lievens's Blog

P2P versus Marxism: a new (r?)evolutionary way to build a better world

I think most Marxists have so far underestimated the impact of the Internet, new technologies, open source, peer-to-peer etc. on society. Of course, in the grand scheme of things, one can always argue that ‘there is nothing new under the sun”. Capitalism has always revolutionised the means of production in order to beat the competition. So why should it this time be different? I think there are many reasons. One is that the capitalist system must grow to survive and…

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Posted on July 5, 2012 at 12:00 — 2 Comments

Layne Hartsell with Michel Bauwens

In this powerful interview published on June 2 2012 on YouTube, Michel Bauwens explains in an nutshell his main ideas on P2P, its impact on society and the opportunity it offers to create a sustainable world.

 

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Posted on June 5, 2012 at 6:30

Peer-to-peer and Marxism: The Berlin Debate

On May 3, Jonathan Clyne, Lena Hanno, Alex Dirmeier and Jean Lievens had a discussion with Michel Bauwens on peer-to-peer and Marxism.  The discussion took place in the lobby of the Palace Hotel in Berlin. Here’s a slightly edited transcript of the discussion. The recording was reasonably good, but our voices were sometimes unintelligible because there were other guests talking in the lobby and there was also a piano playing (from the theme song from Titanic to What a Wonderful World,…

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Posted on May 12, 2012 at 9:30

Some thoughts on the media…

The Internet as a “new” medium is not an extension or an extra platform of the traditional media; it is qualitatively different because it turns the passive media consumer (the couch potato) into an active contributor. People not only like to consume, they also like to contribute and share. The Internet makes this possible. Therefore, we are dealing with a completely new ball game, making former Marxists analyses and demands in relation to this subject quite obsolete.

Parts of these…

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Posted on February 17, 2012 at 11:00 — 2 Comments

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