Adam Smith famously spoke of market forces as an ‘invisible hand’, but really this hand is the push-and-pull we feel from an invisible web we’re all entangled within. I’ll help you to see this web, its creators, and its effects on us.

I’m Brett Scott. I've spent over a decade exploring the architecture of global money and big finance, and I'm constantly on the search for ways to rewire our economic system. In 2013 I published The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money (Pluto Press), and in 2022 I published Cloudmoney: Cash, Cards, Crypto and the War for our Wallets (Penguin / HarperCollins). I’ve written for some of the world’s biggest publications, have appeared on major channels, and have spoken at over 300 events in over 30 countries.

People call me many things – financial activist, economic hacker – but deep down I’m also an artist, and in ASOMOCO I’ll take you on creative journey to bring our economic system to life using visual imagery and metaphor.

If you choose to be a paying subscriber, you’ll get to go even deeper. You’ll get access to exclusive articles and videos, ASOMOCO Audio, and courses like my Intro to Economic Life series.

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I explore the frontiers of modern money and technology, and draw pictures to help you see our economic system with new eyes


I explore the frontiers of modern money and tech