Host Mark Winstein is founder of Vegan Launch, an online vegan financial organizing community. Learn how you can help protect animal rights, human health, and the planet by making strategic investments of $100 or more in vegan startups. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Capitalism for Activists!
How distributed finance can help build a peace-based society
Now that we have a basic understanding of FinTech and digital currency, and new finance laws, it is easier to see that we already have all the tools in hand to address urgent global challenges at scale. The main ingredient needed to that is the rapid training of citizen financial leaders around the world who can effectively use these tools, the Vegan Launch community platform and all the current and rapidly evolving technology platforms associated with modern finance, to bring money to where it is most needed to reshape the economy around the ethics and values that are aligned with creating peace for all beings. From our FREE online course, Capitalism for Activists.
The rise of digital currency
The growing acceptance of crypto currencies is another aspect of the future of distributed finance that holds great potential to build a culture that respects animals, people, and the planet. Naturally, the old guard of the financial system have begun their attempts to control, regulate, and manipulate this new form of currency into a version that complies with old financial concepts that are no match for today's massive and urgent issues. We explore the significance of digital currency, and give a rationale for moving forward to solve these challenges regardless of the future of currency. From our FREE online course, Capitalism for Activists.
The rise of FinTech
We trace the progression of our monetary system in response to our rapidly transforming technology systems. As the cost to conduct financial transactions moves closer and closer to zero, the cost of transacting securities offers is also plummeting. These two trends have lowered the bar tremendously for people who wish to participate in the field of finance, including early-stage ethical and impact investing. From our FREE online course, Capitalism for Activists.
A brief history of money and central banks
As western societies transitioned from primarily agrarian to industrial cultures, new financial systems were deemed necessary to manage financial power sharing among the ruling class. The US Federal Reserve central bank and other central banks can best be understood as a 100 year old approach to 100 year old problems. Effectively addressing today's urgent issues of animal rights, ecosystem devastation, and deteriorating human health requires an understanding of the both the old system of central banks and the new more distributed financial systems that are evolving at breathtaking speed. From our FREE online course, Capitalism for Activists.
A brief history of capitalism
When we understand capitalism as an evolutionary step from feudalism, we can also grasp the greater expansion of financial power sharing that is happening around the globe today. From our FREE online course, Capitalism for Activists.
Money, Hard Power, and Soft Power
Money is a tokenization of various aspects of human relationships. One of the main tokenizations is the human drive for power. In this podcast, we consider two main forms of human power, "hard power" which is brute force, and "soft power" which is cultural alignment growing from individual self-determination and self-interest. From our FREE online course, Capitalism for Activists.