“All competitive civilisations have tended to over-exploit their natural resources, but it is the degree of (in)equality which determines the depth of the crisis and the rapidity of the recovery. What matters today more than ever is the ability to integrate all social and ecological externalities in our decision-making and to pursue both goals simultaneously.”
Michel Bauwens is a Belgian Peer-to-Peer theorist and an active writer, researcher and conference speaker on the subject of technology, culture and business innovation. Michel Bauwens is a theorist in the emerging field of P2P theory and director and founder of the P2P Foundation, a global organization of researchers working in collaboration in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property. He has authored a number of essays, including his seminal thesis The Political Economy of Peer Production.