The Weekly Stripe – 12.07.19
This week's suggested reads and listens are all about money and technology.
David Runciman and the Talking Politics team try to make sense of Facebook’s recent foray into digital currency, following Facebook’s recent announcement about Libra.
A long read by Laurie Penny on the eclectic personalities, techno-utopian visions and rampant misogyny powering the world of Cryptocurrency.
Review of Finn Brunton’s book ‘Digital Cash’, on the people and political movements with alternative visions for society who led historical attempts to disrupt monetary systems.
Japan is still reliant on cash – much more so than its neighbours China and Korea. So will it ditch bills and coins for blockchain?
A primer from Mary Mellor on the history of money and where it’s got us today – from debt to austerity.