This week I spoke with Dr. Sarah Grace Manski, she has a PhD in Global Studies from UC Santa Barbara and is now a professor at George Mason University. On one side she’s done quite a bit of work for unions and written for Jacobin and on the other side she’s the founder of the International Society of Blockchain Scholars, Research fellow at the P2P foundation, and collaborator for RadicalxChange and Holochain.

During the interview we focus on her most recent publication in Frontiers in Blockchain, "Distributed Ledger Technologies, Value Accounting, and the Self Sovereign Identity" which talks about the downsides of capitalist value accounting practices and the blockchain projects that are looking to create alternative / regenerative value accounting systems. We also talk about how many technologists want to change the world but don't have a good framework for understanding the world, her idea around the "Global Technological Commonwealth" that would be ideal for a post-capitalist world, and the differences between DLTs like blockchain and holochain.

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