These links relate to the history of money and its current uses and abuses. I have provided a link to a key point in these talks but you can find a complete list on our YouTube Channel.
Stephanie Desan is the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. In this clip, she challenges the standard barter story and its purported role in the origins of money. She also emphasises the central role of the state in the management of money within a legal and constitutional framework.
My name is Warren Ross and I am a freelance writer and community organiser with a longstanding interest in finance and economics. For 25 years, I worked as an information, business and database analyst for leading Australian financial organisations in Sydney. In part, I have created this site to save myself from repeating the same posts and arguments over and over again in reply to questions raised on social media. I am not an economist and other than the simple introductory concepts raised in this blog will refer to the relevant experts beyond that point. (see Vital Videos).
A firm believer in community action, I was both director and committee member, for many years, of one of Australia’s largest community events – the Katoomba Winter Magic Festival, managed a local exchange trading system, am a board member of a local NDIS provider and am currently working in health care.