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This Occupy Toronto sign sums up the sentiment, but people are also moving on from capitalism in practice by such means as digitally enabled collaboration and the sharing economy. flickr/Eric Parker

After capitalism, what comes next? For a start, ethics

While some find it hard to imagine life after capitalism, the digitally connected people of the world have begun embracing a new set of ethical concerns requiring new types of economies.
A labour ruling in the home state of ride-sharing group Uber has grappled with a vexed labour issue. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

How a US ruling on Uber drivers could disrupt the disrupters

A ruling by the Californian Labor Commission that Uber drivers are employees, not individual contractors, might have much wider implications for the ride-sharing group.
Intergenerational home: the residents (particularly children and dogs!) move through the gaps in the dividing garden wall. Katherine Lu

How co-housing could make homes cheaper and greener

With a few tweaks to planning or land title laws, co-housing could help to reduce the costs of buying, owning and renting a home.
While selfies have become a staple of political life, voters’ loyalty beyond the moment can no longer be taken for granted – a new reality the major parties must adapt to if they want to survive. Lukas Coch/AAP

Australian politics’ Kodak moment spells trouble for the major parties

The same forces of disruption that are changing industries and economies around the world are now having a discernible effect on Australian politics – and that's bad news for the major parties.
Sharing programs such as Melbourne’s bicycle network encourage a ‘collaborative consumption’ culture. flickr/avlxyz

The sharing economy spooking big business

Earlier this year, I travelled to Melbourne for a conference. Instead of paying to stay in a hotel like I normally would, I paid a local couple to stay in their spare room. On arriving at their clean and…

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