Explorer of, and reporter on alternate (social & economic) worlds.
Aaron Fernando is an independent writer covering grassroots movements, new economy initiatives, and financial & monetary innovation.
Aaron's work is informed by his interdisciplinary professional experience and educational background including anthropology, development studies, and behavioral economics. Aaron has worked with multiple community currencies across the United States and is connected with countless projects around the globe that take a grounded, people-first approach to economic development.
What to Consider When Starting a Library of Things
February 25, 2020
California Opens the Public Banking Floodgates
October 24, 2019
Healing Population-Wide Trauma from Gaza to Parkland: Q&A with Dr. Jim Gordon of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine
August 20, 2019
April 10, 2019
Blockchain as a Force for Good: How this Technology could Transform the Sharing Economy
May 23, 2018
Everyone’s Wrong About Money: An Informed Framework for Understanding Currency
June 12, 2018
TEN THOUSAND TINY REVOLUTIONS
A Design Philosophy for the Ten Thousand Tiny Revolutions
Capitalism fails because it operates on principles that are at odds with the ecologies of the planet it operates upon. Here’s a design philosophy to counter it — informed by complex systems.
How Domestic Workers Built America’s First Co-op Franchise
September 5, 2019
A Bay Area Housing Solution with
Worker Empowerment Built In
September 30, 2019
Nesta's 'ShareTown' Interactive Shows What a Cooperative, Tech-Enabled Economy Might Look Like
January 3, 2019
TESA Collective Creates Custom Board Games for Social Change
August 7, 2018
How the Dish Truck in Ithaca is Serving Up a Sustainable Future
July 16, 2018
UK Co-operative Party Releases Report Outlining Plans to Double the Size of Co-op Sector
July 9, 2018
A Movement for Public Banking Gains Momentum
June 11, 2018
Is 2018 the Year of the Public Bank in America?
February 27, 2018
"There is nothing about Bitcoin that makes it a good store of value."
June 12, 2018
Civic Crowdfunding with the Blockchain: Q&A with Berkeley Vice Mayor Ben Bartlett
May 9, 2018
Blockchain and the Potential for Local P2P Power: Q&A with LO3 Energy
May 3, 2018
How Indigenous Land-Use Practices Inform the Current Sharing Economy
November 1, 2017
October 11, 2017
September 20, 2017
August 10, 2017
August 16, 2017
June 8, 2017
July 12, 2017