I’m Brett Scott. You can find me on Twitter as @suitpossum. I've spent over ten years exploring the architecture of global money and big finance, and I'm constantly on the search for ways to rewire our economic system. In 2013 I published The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money, and I have a new book on money forthcoming with Penguin Random House and HarperCollins. I’ve written for some of the world’s biggest publications, have appeared on major channels, and have spoken at over 250 events in over 30 countries.
People call me many things – financial activist, economic hacker – but deep down I’m also an artist, and in my new newsletter - Altered States of Monetary Consciousness - I’ll take you on creative journey to bring our monetary system to life in imagery.
Adam Smith famously spoke of market forces as an ‘invisible hand’, but really this ‘hand’ is the push-and-pull we feel from an invisible web of money we are all entangled within. I’ll help you to see this web, its creators, and its effects on us, by literally drawing it out (with periodic contributions from guest illustrators). Over time we’ll build a visual constellation of our economic landscape.
If you choose to be a paying subscriber, you’ll get to go even deeper. You’ll get access to my video series, Dispatches from the Frontiers of Modern Money. Each episode is a behind-the-scenes tour - guided by myself - of topics on the bleeding edge of modern money. You’ll get (roughly) 2 of these monthly. Check out this video for details…