Welcome!

Welcome to my web site. I am an economic and monetary historian based in Canterbury, England, but I can be found in different parts of the world, lecturing, consulting and giving workshops. Combining formal training with a wide range of experience that embraces both accounting and artistic elements (see Gallery), my work has two goals: to contribute to the metamorphosis of capitalism and to overcome the reputation of economics as a dismal science! The main themes of my work entail looking into the subtler aspects of economic and monetary history in order to sense the deeper meaning of current circumstances and where they might be leading. I focus on 6 main project areas that I regard as crucial for our times:

Accounting Reform / Prospects for a World Currency / Youth Financial Literacy / The Role of the Corporation and the Future of Not-for-profits / Financing Education / The Economics of Farming

Commentary on economic affairs

Under Victor's Blog, I provide occasional commentary on economic affairs viewed from the perspective of an imagined land – Rare Albion – where economic and monetary life is conducted as if the world were a single global with one currency (based on accounting, but with many denominations) and where economic governance is autonomous yet mindful of political considerations.

Rare Albion Exhibition: 14-27 February 2014 in Folkestone, England

Other glimpses into my work

REGENERIS YOUTH BONDS 
An online commemoration of the lost generation of World War 1 (and all wars since)

New Project! KEYNES'S UNSPOKEN MISSION
I am researching a book that explores John Maynard Keynes's sense that the step should not have been from Britain to the United States, but to create a worldwide global economic partnership of all countries. Though against the grain of political realities, this idea makes sense of many of the deeper aspects of Keynes's work. If you would like to contribute to the funding of this research, please do so via the Funding page.

RARE ALBION - THE EXHIBITION 
video about my approach to financial literacy for young people.
10 FINANCIAL MONOLOGUES (Concerning the global financial situation)
A video commentary: Finance at the Threshold – Ten Financial Monologues.
CONCERNING THE G20 (April 2009)
video commentary
ABOUT L'AUBIER
video talk about financing organic agriculture
BANK ON YOUTH AND TRADE (My Name is Bond, Youth Bond!)
downloadable interview at Campinas University, Brazil (10 August 2011)
THE OPTIONAL EURO (While sterling holds the ring)
downloadable paper for the Wolfson Prize.
FINANCE AT THE THRESHOLD (The future of finance and banking)
Available from the publisher, Gower. Click here for reviews. Now available in Spanish.