Altered States of Monetary Consciousness

Brett Scott
I explore the frontiers of modern money, and draw pictures of it to help you see our economic system with new eyes
Created 18 Jul 2020
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  • DFMM Episode 9: The Six Tokens
    29 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 2
    Dear Subscribers, what follows below is a BIG piece - 5000 words long - that builds on my Five Dualisms of Money essay. In the Five Dualisms video I showed a whole range of ‘Positive Objects’, but in ...
  • Money through the eyes of Mowgli
    06 Sep 2021 • 20 min read • 13 7
    From The Two Jungle Books (1895) ‘What is money?’ is a very popular question, but over the years I have realised that people will only accept answers to it that they are ready to receive. Our minds ar...
  • Subscriber Video Special! The Five Dualisms of Money Revisited
    19 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 8 3
    Dear Subscribers. A few months ago I produced a big DFMM piece called The Five Dualisms of Money. The piece, however, ran to 5500 words, so after finishing it I was a bit too exhausted to produce a vi...
  • Subscriber Special: Cutting to the Core of Bitcoin
    28 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 2
    Dear Subscribers. Get your popcorn out, because below you’ll find a video - an hour-and-a-half long - in which I explain my overall perspective on Bitcoin (there is also an audio version of this on So...
  • I, Token
    22 Jul 2021 • 31 min read • 21 54
    Image by Chief Nyamweya Picture this scene. You are a weary 12th century traveller quietly sipping an ale at a tavern. A man approaches you. “I have something that’s in very limited supply,” he whispe...
  • A Comic Artist's Rendition of the 'Hovering Banks'
    19 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 7 0
    Earlier in this series I introduced the hovering banks image, in which I portrayed the banking sector ‘hovering’ over society. I’ve found it to be one of the simplest ways to quickly represent both th...
  • Why you can swap Bitcoin for many things, but not buy anything with it
    29 Jun 2021 • 9 min read • 16 14
    Countertrading Bitcoin for Cameras I created the image above to illustrate the concept of ‘countertrade’, which is crucial to understand if you wish to see how crypto-tokens like Bitcoin work. The ima...
  • Pausing Payments & Upcoming Unboxings
    21 May 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 4
    Dear Subscribers. Firstly, please accept my apologies for the delay in posts. I’m going to pause payments on your subscriptions for a month, because I’ve been hit with a chain-reaction of delays on my...
  • Overcoming Monetary Nihilism
    11 May 2021 • 11 min read • 8 12
    My last piece argued that the 'Functions of Money' blind us to the Structure of Money. Since then I’ve received messages from scholars who find the approach interesting, but who take exception to the ...
  • The Global Money Top10 Countdown: April 2021
    20 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 3
    Last month I introduced the Global Money Top10 Countdown series for ASOMC Subscribers, along with a new set of visual images to go along with it (check out that link to get up to speed). This is the G...
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