RATHER THAN LOOKING AT ECONOMICS AS A TRADING SYSTEM OF GOODS AND SERVICES, WE SHOULD BE LOOKING AT MONEY ITSELF.
MONEY IS NOT NEUTRAL.
Richard Freeman, has a conversation with Dr Mick Taylor.
They chat about the behaviour of money and the role of mathematics in the systems of human interaction, exploring why we always talk about what money does rather than what it is and – why over-efficiency caused the financial crash and whether this is a risk for every business or system.
Do we need more than one way to create money to have a resilient economy and if money is simply a claim on goods and services, why is it only the banks can create it and not communities or local councils?
And, why does Dr Mick have so much respect for Michael Gove?
Dr Mick Taylor is a mathematician, teacher and social entrepreneur with a PhD in network science and mathematical epidemiology. Following a career as a secondary school maths teacher, Mick has followed his passion to understand how technology can empower people to collaborate for mutual benefit.
Mick’s 2013 TED talk, ‘the dynamics of modern money’ has been watched by tens of thousands of people online and his popular Nerd Nite events are where academia meets popular science culture and cake.
Mick is a Director of Goodmoney, a pioneering social enterprise, whose mission is to make systems of money work better for local communities.
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