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The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance

Brett Scott, publisher of Heretic's Guide to Global Finance, describes his work as a "friendly guide to taking on the world's most powerful system". The book also showcases the growing alternative finance movement, including peer-to-peer systems, alternative currencies, and co-operative economies.

Brett Scott, who talks to us about his views on intuitive learning in one of the sketches that accompany our main films, published the Heretic's Guide to Global Finance as a "friendly guide to taking on the world's most powerful system".

Brett describes himself as a campaigner and economic explorer, but also spent two years as a derivatives broker on London's trading room floor, intuitively learning how the financial systems that underpin our lifestyles actually work. This allowed him to give an inside-out look at the financial sector and a user-friendly guide to the main players, concepts and instruments, as well as how they can be subverted.

The book also showcases the growing alternative finance movement, including [peer-to-peer](http://suitpossum.blogspot.de/2013/04/how-to-explain-bitcoin-to your.html) systems, alternative currencies, and co-operative economies.

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