Our centralised economy treats money like a commodity and makes it so the more you have the easier it is to get ahead, which makes reducing the wealth gap impossible to do.
Return on investments are disproportionate to how the production of ‘real’ goods and services impact people and environmental wellbeing. This makes markets volatile, restricts open sharing of knowledge and ideas, stunts progress, and creates social, political and environmental unrest. As a result:
The good news is, tools that give people the means to build decentralized economic opportunity from within their own community are increasing every day. Tools that can thrive because they release individual skills, are owned by the people, share ideas and designs, and use local resources to serve local needs: the needs of the 99%. They are transparent in the way they work and bring equal opportunity to be seen and heard.
Tools like the blockchain are disrupting Business As Usual, waking people up to see that change IS possible: We have a choice in how we manage the way we work, and the choice we make has the power to change the world.
With 8 out of every 10 of us living on less than $5,000 a year, there’s plenty of opportunity to use these tools to create new markets that serve the underserved and turn things around.