Stop what you're doing. Sit back. Take twenty minutes. Watch this.
Essential viewing on why our econmonic models are now out of date, why the banking system is no longer relevant and why this is a good thing. No, seriously.
Are you listening Gordon Brown?
'How the Web Ate the Economy and Why it’s Great for Everyone' from web 2.0/social media guru, the ever-challenging (and usually right) Doug Rushkoff:
In case you think I'm raving (which, let's face it, is not beyond the realms of possibility), note that we're already seeing how social media and mobile technologies are helping people circumnavigate the stranglehold that financial institutions have over us.