Economy, Environment, and Financial Reform with David Clarke of Positive Money

It’s no secret that the global economy and the environment are two important umbrella topics these days. The multitude of important challenges under these categories are worthy of discussion…. especially because payments businesses and fintechs can offer many solutions to help both consumers and our global future.

Some say that we need to think even bigger, and look at how some of our very financial systems are structured. Enter our guest this week, David Clarke, who is the Head of Policy and Advocacy for Positive Money. Positive Money is a non-profit organization that campaigns for a money and banking system which supports a fair, democratic and sustainable economy.

David had much to share about the challenges we’re all facing, and how existing organizations, and potentially new financial systems, can be a part of the solution.

Payments & Fintech Insights In This Episode:

  • How our money and banking systems are structured today, and what blind spots these systems have when it comes to environmental and economic issues.
  • Why cryptocurrencies can be part of the solution, but not necessarily a “silver bullet” that some evangelists might want them to be.
  • Why cash has an important role to play in empowering individuals, and David thinks it should never be fully replaced.
  • David’s thoughts on financial reform, regulation, and what the future holds for our economic systems.
  • With a whole bunch more!

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Payments & Fintech Spotlight: Positive Money

Positive Money is a not-for-profit research and campaign group set up after the financial crash. It campaigns for a money and banking system which supports a fair, democratic and sustainable economy. It is funded by charitable trusts and foundations, as well as small donations from its network of over 65,000 supporters. Find out more at www.positivemoney.org.