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Brian G. Dowling

Prosocial Framework - P2P Foundation - 0 views

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    These principles were initially derived by Elinor Ostrom, a political scientist by training, for groups that were attempting to manage common-pool resources. The fact that groups possessing these design features were capable of managing their own affairs was so new against the background of received economic wisdom that Ostrom was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 2009. The design principles were later generalized by David Sloan Wilson, Ostrom, and Michael Cox in two respects. First, they follow from the basic evolutionary dynamics of cooperation in all species and our own evolutionary history as a highly cooperative species. Second, because of their theoretical generality, they apply to a much broader range of human groups than those attempting to manage common-pool resources. That is why they provide a practical framework for improving the efficacy groups, which is the objective of PROSOCIAL." (http://alanhonick.com/prosocial/)
Brian G. Dowling

Regen Network - - 0 views

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    "There may be nothing of more critical importance today than the regeneration of the world's ecosystems. Regen Network provides the tools that are needed to regenerate our planet. We enable decentralized, collective action towards healthier ecosystems, and help constantly improve our understanding of our natural world, and our role as part of it. Some examples of projects we are running on Regen Network: "
Brian G. Dowling

Home - The MetaCurrency Project - 0 views

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    We are building the technological tools and social patterns and practices to enable the next economy - one that is distributed, equitable, and regenerative.
Brian G. Dowling

Home - Shareable - 1 views

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    New and resurgent solutions are democratizing how we produce, consume, govern, and solve social problems. The maker movement, collaborative consumption, the solidarity economy, open source software, transition towns, open government, and social enterprise are just a few of the movements showing a way forward based on sharing.
Brian G. Dowling

RCN Forum | Regenerative Communities Network - 1 views

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    "Regenerative communities are emerging in both urban and rural areas across every continent. The global Regenerative Communities Network honors and connects these efforts with a digital learning platform and through a long-term cycle of on the ground support. "
Brian G. Dowling

Public Banking Institute - Banking in the Public Interest - 0 views

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    The Public Banking Institute was founded in 2010 to further the understanding and implementation of publicly-owned banks.
Brian G. Dowling

Regenerative Communities Network - CAPITAL INSTITUTE - 3 views

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    Despite its remarkable achievements during the 20th century, the economic system of the past cannot continue into the future without a fundamental transformation. The science is irrefutable. The exponential growth of compound investment returns and, by extension, the exponential growth of the economy's material throughput demanded by the financial system, has positioned our global economy on a collision course with the finite physical boundaries of the biosphere. At the same time, this relentless and narrow pursuit of exponential growth of returns on invested capital, without reference to universally acknowledged moral and ethical values, is contributing to an ever-widening and destabilizing wealth gap, and security crises around the globe.
Brian G. Dowling

Local Futures - Economics Of Happiness - Pioneers of the Local Economy Movement - 0 views

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    Local Futures works to renew ecological, social and spiritual well-being by promoting a systemic shift towards economic localization. A pioneer of the new economy movement, Local Futures has been raising awareness for four decades about the need to shift direction - away from dependence on global monopolies, and towards decentralized, regional economies.
Brian G. Dowling

How mindfulness privatised a social problem - 1 views

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    The £3.4trn industry encourages a preoccupation with the symptoms of mental illness, rather than their social causes.
Brian G. Dowling

Free exchange - The alternatives to privatisation and nationalisation | Finance and eco... - 0 views

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    Economic historians long reckoned that enclosure, though unjust and brutal, spurred progress and laid the groundwork for industrialisation. Large tracts could be farmed more productively, freeing labourers to work in urban factories while also providing food to support them. "The break-up of the peasantry was the price England paid…to feed her growing population," wrote Peter Mathias, an economic historian, in 1983. The Industrial Revolution seemed to bury the concept of the commons for good.
Brian G. Dowling

Tomorrow Without Fear - 0 views

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    In 1946, Chester Bowles-advertising executive, director of the Office of Price Administration during World War II, and popularizer of the soap opera-published a remarkable pamphlet about the coming transition to a peacetime economy. In clear, optimistic prose he explained the economics of what had gone wrong in the Great Depression and why the United States had been able to awaken its productive capacities during the war.
Brian G. Dowling

CORE - Economics for a changing world - 0 views

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    CORE Economics Education is a charity registered in England and Wales (number 1175143) for the public benefit, the advancement of education in economics and related fields and to raise public awareness, through the provision of teaching and learning materials and associated activities.
Brian G. Dowling

Ostrom Workshop: Indiana University Bloomington - 1 views

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    The Ostrom Workshop will serve as a campus asset for all social scientists and help the social sciences play a more prominent role in the future of Indiana University (see introductory video below).
Brian G. Dowling

Welcome to Circular Classroom - 1 views

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    An interactive educational toolkit for upper secondary high school educators and students to integrate circular thinking into the classroom.
Brian G. Dowling

The Challenge - A Good Life For All Within Planetary Boundaries - 2 views

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    No country in the world currently meets the basic needs of its citizens at a globally sustainable level of resource use. Our research, recently published in Nature Sustainability (and summarised in The Conversation), is the first to quantify the national resource use associated with achieving a good life for over 150 countries. It shows that meeting the basic needs of all people on the planet would result in humanity transgressing multiple environmental limits, based on current relationships between resource use and human well-being.
Brian G. Dowling

Building a new social commons | New Economics Foundation - 1 views

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    As part of this work, we draw inspiration from growing movements to claim and control 'the commons'. This refers to resources that are life's necessities. They include: Natural resources: land, water, air, and sources of energy Cultural resources: knowledge Economic resources: funds for investment in the public interest Social resources: relationships and activities through which we help each other participate and flourish
Brian G. Dowling

Welcome to TaxBrain | TaxBrain - 1 views

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    TaxBrain is an interface to open source economic models for tax policy analysis. The code for the TaxBrain webapp interface is itself open source.
Brian G. Dowling

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities | Informing debates. Shaping policy. Producing r... - 0 views

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    We are a nonpartisan research and policy institute. We pursue federal and state policies designed both to reduce poverty and inequality and to restore fiscal responsibility in equitable and effective ways. We apply our deep expertise in budget and tax issues and in programs and policies that help low-income people, in order to help inform debates and achieve better policy outcomes.
Brian G. Dowling

Council of Economic Advisers | The White House - 0 views

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    The Council of Economic Advisers, an agency within the Executive Office of the President, is charged with offering the President objective economic advice on the formulation of both domestic and international economic policy. The Council bases its recommendations and analysis on economic research and empirical evidence, using the best data available to support the President in setting our nation's economic policy. The Council is currently comprised of a Chairman and two Members. The Chairman is Jason Furman. The Council's members are Sandra Black and Jay Shambaugh. The Council is supported by a staff of professional senior economists, staff economists and research assistants, as well as a statistical office.
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