Graham Barnes is a Currency Innovation Strategist. He is a Director of Feasta and co-organiser of the Feasta Currency Group. He holds a PhD in Computer Science and worked at a senior level in IT and online marketing in a previous life. His current projects include the design and delivery of currencies to be sponsored by a local authority; by a social entrepreneur to complement and enhance a well established sustainability methodology; and by a restaurant chain. https://twitter.com/GrahamJBarnes https://www.linkedin.com/in/grahamjbarnesGraham Barnes has written 47 articles so far, you can find them below.
About Graham Barnes
The current system for introducing money into the economy has adverse effects, both social and environmental. Graham Barnes argues for a better strategic framework for the first use of money, and a clearer explanatory narrative to facilitate consent.
Graham Barnes identifies five sources of credit creation and suggests some ways in which we could privilege the most desirable ones and discourage the others.
"Most of the progressive thinkers and writers I look to for insight deprecate rentiers (or so I believe). I am a rentier. How should I feel?" asks Graham Barnes.
Graham Barnes argues that the misallocation of credit by banks exacerbates instability and inequality, and results in the neglect of projects that aren't profitable. He proposes two possible solutions.
Graham Barnes identifies some of the challenges to effective investment that we're currently facing, and suggests two potential remedies: the re-emergence of the direction-setting state and the growth of value-based currencies.
"Other reviewers have called this book 'unsettling'. I'd go along with that. For those of us who tend to favour the cock-up interpretation of history over conspiracy theories, its a discomforting wake-up call." By Graham Barnes.