Value in the Commons Economy: Developments in Open and Contributory Value Accounting
Society is shifting from a production modus based on value created in a market system (through labor and capital) to one which recognizes broader value streams. These streams are experienced as 'contributions' to structures based on the co-construction of shared resources, also known as 'commons'.
In this report, Michel Bauwens and Vasilis Niaros of the P2P Foundation explore how new value regimes - such as for example open and contributory value accounting practices - can represent a shift towards post-capitalist practices. What if the commons represent a new economy that is being born within the old? We invite you to learn more about this powerful societal shift documented in this report.
Table of contents
1. Theoretical Framework
- 1.1 Background
- 1.2. Analysing the value crisis
- 1.3. A historical approach to shifts in modes of exchange
2. Case Studies
- 2.1. The Enspiral Network
- 2.2. Sensorica
- 2.3. Backfeed
3. Policy Recommendations
- 3.1. Economic Infrastructure
- 3.2. The Political Infrastructure