MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives
Session 2: Dismantling Global Finance
Brett Scott (UK): Applying the Hacker Ethic to the Financial System
Conference Day 1 (21 March 2014)
Our perception of high finance frequently bears a resemblance to our perception of high technology. We often view it as a black box that we interact with without really knowing how it works. This in turn disempowers ordinary people relative to financial professionals, disconnects us from the investment process, and contributes to a pervasive sense of alienation from the money we use every day. In this talk Brett Scott will sketch out why hacker philosophy can be a useful framework with which to approach the financial sector, and will share examples from his experience working both within the financial sector and with financial campaign groups.