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About Brett Scott

Brett Scott published a book called The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money, with Pluto Press. He has written for publications like the Guardian, The Ecologist, The New Internationalist, Naked Capitalism & openDemocracy and has appeared on shows such as BBC World Update, the Keiser Report, and Arte TV. He is a Fellow at the WWF/ICAEW Finance Innovation Lab. He blogs at www.suitpossum.blogspot.com and tweets as @Suitpossum.

Articles by Brett Scott

This week's editors

RB, editor

Rosemary Bechler edits openDemocracy's main site.

Parvati Nair directs the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility.

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Cameron Thibos edits Mediterranean Journeys in Hope.

En Liang Khong is assistant editor at openDemocracy.

Alex Sakalis is the editor of Can Europe Make It?

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The war on cash

Banks, governments and fintech evangelists all hail a 'cashless future' as both inevitable and good. But this isn't a frictionless utopia; it means that banks mediate our lives to an ever-greater extent.

Building Creative Commons: the five pillars of Open Source Finance

We may be in the early phase of a slow-moving revolution, which will only be perceptible in hindsight. As projects within these five pillars emerge, the infrastructure, norms and cultural acceptance for a more connected, creative, open financial system may begin to emerge and coalesce into reality.

Alternative finance radicals: Infusing rebellion with entrepreneurial creativity

A prevalent characteristic of financial discourse in the UK and beyond is the polarisation of a creative entrepreneurial culture with a rebellious left-wing.  Brett Scott deconstructs this opposition, finding in the emergent space a hybrid radical – well versed in the pragmatics of microeconomics while embracing the deviant spirit of ‘critical theory’. 

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