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Michel Bauwens

Politics

A German Pirate Party could bring a European coalition

A new majority is in the making: A band of natural allies for a commons-centred transformation is on the rise.

Latin America

What's all the fuzz about money?

Debt-free money may well be the solution to restoring a sane monetary system.

Latin America

Scope, not scale

What do medieval monks, Cuban socialists and Wikipedia have in common?

Thailand

The 'welfare state' is dead - long live the 'partner state'?

As the welfare state declines, what's needed are democratically-run, civic institutions that protect the common good.

Science & Technology

'Occupy' as a business model: The emerging open-source civilisation

The Occupy Wall Street movement is a model for a new economic paradigm, in which value is first created by communities.

Science & Technology

The $100bn Facebook question: Will capitalism survive 'value abundance'?

Open-source software, shared innovation and crowd-sourced manufacturing threaten capitalism as we know it.