Michel Bauwens

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.

A German Pirate Party could bring a European coalition

Latin America

What's all the fuzz about money?

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

What's all the fuzz about money?

Latin America

Scope, not scale

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

Scope, not scale

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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