Meta-Commerce aims to identify and structure the critical questions underlying the long-term viability of the financial system.
Inspired by David Hilbert's 23 questions project of 1900, the Meta-Commerce programme brings together financial experts across a range of disciplines with a view to producing a framework of questions in order to prioritise future research and direct action.
By helping to identify a set of core questions that link economics, finance and society, and that need solving in order to have a working financial system, Meta-Commerce maps the road to Long Finance and contributes to its overarching goals - to expand frontiers, change systems, deliver services and build communities.
Three clear issues resonate through our various research areas and questions:
Interlinking all three issues and money is the role of "credit creation in the modern economy". Long Finance seeks funding to develop a clear exposition of the choices society faces, the pros and cons of each choice, and a narrowing down to some probable outcomes – with some of the possible avenues being:
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