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The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money

Author:
Brett Scott
Date Published:
05/14/2013
The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money is a friendly guide to taking on the world’s most powerful system.

It sets up a framework to illuminate the financial sector based on anthropology, gonzo exploration, and the hacker ethos, and helps the reader develop a diverse DIY toolbox to undertake their own adventures in guerilla finance and activist entrepreneurialism. Part 1 (Exploring) covers the major financial players, concepts and instruments. Part 2 (Jamming) explores innovative forms of financial activism, from disrupting investment into fossil fuels to building your own hedge funds of dissent. Part 3 (Building) showcases the growing alternative finance movement – including peer-to-peer systems, alternative currencies, and co-operative economies – and shows how you can get involved in building a democratic financial system.

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