Graham Barnes 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 past projects have included 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 'local-aware' restaurant chain. His focus is on the systemic dysfunction of mainstream money and finance, the inequity it accelerates and promising developments for its democratisation and detox #fairgreenmoneyGraham Barnes has written 52 articles so far, you can find them below.
About Graham Barnes
Graham Barnes discusses potential links and barriers to wellbeing that might derive from Central Bank Digital Currencies and from Universal (or is it Unconditional?) Basic Income.
"Paul Mason's voice remains an important one for those bent on the challenging task of introducing the political classes to the real world," writes Graham Barnes.
'The potential of [new] technology for humankind can reasonably be set out,' writes Graham Barnes. 'But the objections of those with a counter narrative should also be addressed point by point, head on - in detail and in public.'
Given how easily statistics can be manipulated in order to encourage a particular response, how can we keep our sense of agency? Graham Barnes provides some suggestions.
"Governments and banks must get used to the outrageous idea that they should take a position on the Quality of money / credit that they issue," argues 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.