Resilience & Security

The modern global trading system was supposed to be a well-oiled machine with no muss, no fuss, and no need for wasteful redundancy. Financiers and monopolies would provide adult supervision over every step of a technocratically optimised supply chain. But the shift towards monopoly implied a shift towards chokepoints, monocropping and single points of failure. Instead, monopolisation made our societies more fragile. Single points of failure, it turns out, are dangerous— especially when they can easily be weaponised by a hostile foreign power. What we need, instead, is resilience through diverse economic ecosystems.


How Monopoly threatens Democracy and Security

We co-hosted a wide-ranging, rich and highly energetic conference event yesterday in Brussels. The recording is now available.

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