Paper $22.00 ISBN: 9780745333502 Published May 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780745333519 Published May 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

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

Brett Scott

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

Brett Scott

Distributed for Pluto Press

272 pages | 5.07874 x 7.79528
Paper $22.00 ISBN: 9780745333502 Published May 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780745333519 Published May 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Popular anger against the financial system has never been higher, yet the practical workings of the system remain opaque to many people. The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance aims to bridge the gap between protest slogans and practical proposals for reform.

Brett Scott is a campaigner and former derivatives broker who has a unique understanding of life inside and outside the financial sector. He builds up a framework for approaching it based on the three principles of 'Exploring', 'Jamming' and 'Building', offering a practical guide for those who wish to deepen their understanding of, and access to, the inner workings of financial institutions.

Scott covers aspects frequently overlooked, such as the cultural dimensions of the financial system, and considers major issues such as agricultural speculation, carbon markets and tar-sands financing. Crucially, it also showcases the growing alternative finance movement, showing how everyday people can get involved in building a new, democratic, financial system.

Contents

Introduction
Part I: Exploring
1. Putting on Financial Goggles
2. Getting Technical
Part II – Jamming
3. Financial Culture-Hacking
4. Economic Circuit-bending
Part III – Building
5. Building Trojan Horses
6. #DIY Finance
Conclusion
References
Index

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