Scale and Effective Dissent

At last night’s post-Critical Thinking meeting, we had the largest turnout since the original Critical Thinking project at the Free University started in January 2012 – the first meeting attracted around 50 people. Since then the numbers fluctuated but our most productive work was the result of many meetings involving between 4 and 12 people, … Read more

Morality, Money and The Great Reset

Critical Thinking’s methodology is predicated on analysing and synthesising multiple perspectives into a shared understanding of reality. In this context, Critical Thinking’s analysis has been shared with diverse audiences, including those that share particular religious convictions. The Islamic faith at least recognises usury or interest on money as a problem. Sharia finance purports to satisfy … Read more

Work-In-Progress

The evolution of Critical Thinking’s evidence based narrative continues here at outersite.org. It is co-creative research and analysis in action. Currently, innovative thinking about money is taking shape and this article documents some of the understanding arrived at so far. In 2017, the Islamic Economics Journal of King Abdulaziz University requested and published Critical Thinking’s … Read more

Empirical Foundations of a Shared Understanding

In the last post, I described my learning journey which laid the empirical foundations for seven iterations of Critical Thinking’s analysis and subsequent papers: 1st iteration 2013 Economics to Save our Civilisation2nd iteration 2014 Concentrated Power and Consequences – Report 3rd iteration 2015 The time for Critical Thinking is now!4th iteration 2016 Hierarchy and the Political … Read more

The End of the Age of Plunder

An Age of Possibilities Arises AbstractThe internet, distributed ledger technology and tokenisation are creating new modes of economicbehaviour and participation that threaten the centralised paradigm of fiat money and “trusted thirdparties”. These developments open possibilities for financial inclusion and economic participation foreveryone on the planet. These new opportunities will be adopted and developed by those … Read more

Structures and Money in Transition

Decentralisation – moving from exchange value to use value Abstract: The current political economy fosters competition and centralised structures, resulting inunequal distribution of wealth and institutions that fail to deliver on their promises. However,structural changes driven by disruptive technologies are gathering momentum. In order to harnessthese developments for the benefit of everyone, we need to … Read more