Will Peer-to-Peer and Equity Crowdfunding Be Different?

  • Joel Magnuson
Part of the Palgrave Insights into Apocalypse Economics book series (PIAE)


In the discourse on climate change, resource depletion, and political instability arising from widening inequality, there is a tendency to hitch a happy ending to the stories. There is an unwritten rule that one is not allowed to engage in this discourse unless one has a solution in hand, even if it is completely delusional. Most advocates of social change in America demand a happy ending, particularly one that arises from individual choices and initiatives, technological innovation, and win-win scenarios in which people can simultaneously do good and do well. That is, even the most progressively minded are more likely to get behind a model for change if it includes promises of making money while saving the world through entrepreneurship, shopping strategies, and no real change to already long-established habits and expectations.


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  • Joel Magnuson
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  1. 1.Independent ResearcherTualatinUSA

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