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The Brainy Brunch: (re)making money

The Brainy Brunch: (re)making money

“The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it.”

John Kenneth Galbraith, 1975, Former professor of economics at Harvard, from ‘Money: Whence it came, where it went’

Money has become so integral to our modern societies that it can sometimes feel as essential as air or water, and yet the nature of money itself is often misunderstood… even amongst many bankers, economist and politicians.

One of our greatest inventions, money has also become one of the main driving forces behind the growing inequality and environmental degradation we see on both local and global scales.

But money is something we can change, something we can design differently.

By designing new types of money around the needs of people rather than power, we can start to build new thriving and resilient communities and economies that value social capital as much as financial capital and recognise the natural environment as precious capital rather than potential income.

Join us on 1st February for the first Brainy Brunch of 2015, which will be curated by Dr Mick Taylor. Mick is the cofounder of Goodmoney, a social enterprise working to provide locally owned alternatives to the current financial system. He is a former teacher of mathematics who recently finished a PhD in complex systems and network theory.

With Mick, we will explore the nature of modern money and what it means to us, with a chance to be inspired by some of the innovative new ways money is being creating and what this might mean for the economies of the near future.

As usual, we’ll watch some inspiring videos, eat a mountain of bagels and get to the bottom of the issue with a friendly bunch of brunchers through group discussion and activities. There may even be a chance to create your own money – the question is, will anyone want to accept it?!

More details below and £5 early bird tickets available on the Eventbrite.

Date
Feb 22nd
Time
11:00 - 14:30
Location
Entry fee Free

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