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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...

Yesterday

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...

Yesterday

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...

Yesterday
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Vince RichardsonSpotted by one of our group members from a prof at the University of California (Los Angeles) ,hat tip Ralph Musgrave.https://twitter.com/mikemadowi......

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10,000-strong petition delivered to the Treasury

Two weeks ago, thanks to Positive Money supporters sharing the petition, and hitting the streets together to gather signatures, we delivered our biggest ever petition to the government. Over 10,500 of us called on Chancellor Philip Hammond to stop pumping new money into financial markets, propping up the rich, and instead spend new money on projects that would benefit everyone in society.

James MurrayYet again, very well explained Frank. It is a pity that such a classic, timeless account is only found in a blog and not on a more accessible webpage on the site. I realise that there are four tags, but wonder if those searching for such a clear explanation of the functions and effects of the BoE's ...

February 2016

Vince RichardsonCatch 22 sums this up perfectly.We spend much time,or at least economists,polticians and the media do ,arguing about how to put things right.In the current system we have that is impossible.Such a waste of talent and effort.Sometimes you just have to think outside the box....

February 2016
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