Ten years ago, humanity wrestled with a generational crisis named COVID-19. In the wake of the pandemic and its cataclysmic fallout, seismic changes occurred and a wellspring of ideas burst forth.
The weaknesses of our society laid bare, people were freed to think differently about the social contract. Conversations around the function of money and who controlled its minting began, triggered by the unprecedented provoked by the pandemic.
People began asking questions. If an international emergency could motivate governments to fire up the printing machines, where does money come from? If it’s so simple to give money away, why isn’t it going straight to people? Why did people pay tax in the first place? And why were banks benefiting from discounted currency before transferring interest costs to the plebeians?
What started as a murmur of disquiet grew into a crescendo of discontent: Why should these institutions dictate how money is issued and who benefits from its trickle down distribution? As economic shockwaves precipitated humanitarian catastrophes throughout the world, the systemic corruption was painfully exposed, making the case for bold new ideas. How could money be more fair, transparent and free?