Joris Luyendijk: Everything you always wanted to know about bankers and finance, but were too angry to ask.
SONIC ACTS FESTIVAL – THE DARK UNIVERSE Joris Luyendijk: Everything you always wanted to know about bankers and finance, but were too angry to ask. 23 February 2013 – De Balie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands --- After two major financial crises in less than five years democracy is looking more and more like a system where we decide which politician gets to implement what the financial sector dictates. Yet most people know more about ancient Egypt than they do about today’s bankers and financiers. Who are these people? Having spoken to around 200 of them by now, I hope to be able to give you an idea of the people behind the headlines, the scandals and the corporate logos. Joris Luyendijk (NL) is a writer and journalist. He works for the Guardian where he writes the experimental JLbankingblog, an online anthropological investigation into the world of finance. Luyendijk trained as an anthropologist and lived in the Middle East for six years. His book Het Zijn Net Mensen about journalism in the Middle East was a run-away bestseller.