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Boosting happiness and savings through design

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Emotions have been a widely explored research topic during the last couple of decades. In the field of Design, it has been used as a tool to inspire designers to develop products or services that foster human flourishing. The Delft Institute of Positive Design (DIOPD), led by Pieter Desmet and Anna Pohlmeyer, is one of the most prolific research groups in this area. Along with them, I was able to start researching on the emotional impact of saving money.

sandefrancI have to say that I partially agree with you. In order to answer your questions, allow me to illustrate you a bit more about the purpose of this research. It is true that all financial services are merging to digital platforms, but still, we are not there. Meanwhile, it would be interesting to unde...

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Marco SabaYes, sure. As a matter of fact, most people don't know that there are no laws forbidding the creation of legal tender digital money - without the need of recurring to surrogates like BitCoin. This was stated by an Italian Court in September 6, 2016: "The bank do create money because there are no law...

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medialAxis"What about creating your own bank or your own money ?"Some are doing juts that. All wealth comes from land and labour, as a chap named Smith said, so it seems to me money ought come those two too. Used to be people mined gold but now, in this digital age, people mine bitcoin and such.AISI most peop...

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Roger Glyndwr Lewishttp://simonthorpesideas.bl...All Risk No Reward 2 years agoYes, the money flows, BUT NOT TO THE MAIN STREET DEBTORS IN AMOUNTS THAT MAKE THEIR DEBTS PAYABLE. Therefore, the choice is to exponentially grow the debt until the exponential debt-money growth implodes on its own or allow Main Street to i...

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Roger Glyndwr LewisBernard Lietaers fable of the 11th round adresses this question, I have wondered why Steve Keen and others seem so keen to pooh pooh this as a naive urban myth. Usury is the Price of money, it is the metric of Economists, the high priests of Economics Woo.What we see in Keen and Varafoukis is really...

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Andras TothUntil 1914, we had commodity money in the form of gold and silver. Unfortunately very early on the money markets was distorted by the establishment of Bank of England with monopol rights and with the cartellization of the banking sector in England, which was the key country in th early modern perio...

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