By Max Borders Every day we’re inundated with news and issues competing for our attention. But sometimes we have to step back and take a look at the grand sweep of the past. Maybe, then, we can get a better idea about our emerging future. You see, humanity is on the cusp of another great transition. And we can learn a lot by taking a look at the ones we’ve already been … [Read more...] about The Evolution of Governance in 9 Stages
Counter Markets – Trends & Strategies for Maximum Freedom
By Sarah Surette Everyone has beliefs and habits that they carry into adulthood with them. Some of these are harmless remnants of childhood, like holding your breath as you go through a tunnel or skipping over cracks in the sidewalk. Others tend to be larger and more abstract, like the environment in which a child learns or if they tend to see things in a more objective … [Read more...] about Why You and Your Kids Should Detox Your Mind by “Deschooling”
By Doug McCullough and Brooke Medina If you ask most people about their impression of entrepreneurship, they might use words like “small business” or “innovation” or describe it as “working for yourself.” Some may go beyond that and paint a picture of an audacious Silicon Valley founder who boldly takes risks and tirelessly overcomes challenges. For others, an … [Read more...] about What Is Entrepreneurship?
By Barry Brownstein More than 20 years ago, Dan Pink, former chief speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore, foresaw the gig economy. In a 1997 essay, “Free Agent Nation,” for the then-fledgling magazine Fast Company, Pink estimated “more than 16% of the American workforce” were free agents—"people who move from project to project and who work on their own, sometimes for … [Read more...] about California Is Trying to Roll Back the Gig Economy but “Natural Liberty” Will Prevail
By Ryan McMaken One of the central problems of aggregate measures of national income and well-being is the fact so much of it relies on incomes, wealth, production, and consumption measured in terms of dollars. This means only activities that can be tracked, counted, and ranked based on dollar values and production totals will be among those activities reported as having … [Read more...] about Why the Government Can’t Measure Income, Happiness, or Well-Being