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.
Kickstarting 2017, nearly 3000 Positive Money supporters voted for what we should do together to make our money and banking system fairer this year. Thank you to everyone who shared their ideas.
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.
For the first time since August 2015, members of the Bank of England’s MPC unanimously voted to maintain the Bank base rate at 0.5%. But why?