A new Paradigm

For the Peer to Peer examples

1) Describe an experience you had which links to these P2P project or ideas–these can be in the digital or natural realm, or it can be imaginary, as in a community you think should exist but doesn’t yet. (e.g. should education/knowledge be a for-profit or a sharing economy? Should youth pay to be educated? If not how do teachers earn a livelihood? Get creative.)

1) My experience for peer to peer is that I worked on a gaming server and website, i wasn’t the developer. But i was a consumer and i was also in between being neutral. I Would listen to the other people and i had to relay that to the developer. so that he can work on bugs or something someone found. I would help people if they had questions or if i found something that had to be worked on i would talk with the admin/developer of the server.    I feel  like education should be free, there is always sometime of home school system, there can be an alternative way to pay or reduce the amount teachers have to pay.

2) Select a few quotes and paste them in a response and explain how the ideas help you think more deeply or clearly about how a culture organizes its resources (i.e. an economy)

2) “what has it got to do with p2p well p2p by nature is based on communities are not only does it harness the power of communities but it actively creates new communities are higher levels of complexity things, the digital tools etc.” it talks about how communities even thought they are small but they strive to be bigger for their communities so they can do more with them.

For Hacking Capitalism:

3) List a few alternatives to capitalist economic structures.  Describe some of the features that make them different. Try to describe how your life might be changed by the establishment of one of these alternatives.  You might describe a chronology of a day, or a scene in which you interact with a new structure.  This can be humorous, satiric, hopeful, visionary.

3) small communities, local communities,  colonies off the grid working together.

For How to be an Anti-Capitalist:

4) Wright describes 4 strategies for tackling capitalism: smashing capitalism, taming capitalism, escaping capitalism, and eroding capitalism.  But he says that only taming and eroding will work.  Describe these two strategies, explain why they would work better than the other two, and try to find some examples of these in your own town, community, school, family or state…Describe these examples and explain why they might be part of the grass-roots alternatives Wright is describing.

4) The taming and eroding capitalism are two ways to combat the capitalistic system in today’s society. The idea of taming capitalism does not eliminate the underlying tendency for capitalism to generate harms. The idea of eroding capitalism imagines that these alternatives have the potential, in the long run, of expanding to the point where capitalism is displaced from this dominant role. There is not really an idea of how to smash or escape capitalism that is good for everyone.