Tagged: P2P Foundation

A Revival of the “Hima”, the Islamic Tradition of the Commons

A Revival of the “Hima”, the Islamic Tradition of the Commons

“Hima” means “protected place” in Arabic and aims at preserving special landscapes for the public. Middle Eastern environmentalists have established several new himas in Lebanon and are promoting the idea throughout the Middle East since they have positive effects on the communities.

Crowdsourced Credit Rating Providers Join Forces

Crowdsourced Credit Rating Providers Join Forces

Despite the worldwide domination of a few credit rating agencies, two not-for-profit rating providers announced their alliance. The agencies are Wikirating and Public Sector Credit Solutions (PSCS). They both use crowdsourcing techniques, thus aiming t…

Book of the Day: The Shareholder Value Myth

Book of the Day: The Shareholder Value Myth

Lynn Stout’s book, The Shareholder Value Myth, discusses the pervasiveness of the concept of “shareholder value”. Intellectual fashion and law as basis of the concept are examined. The controversial relationship between a corporation and its shareh…