The Sharing Economy is Hiding Among Us

When I wrote my first piece about the Rise of the Sharing Economy it was very well received and very popular.  However, some people commented that they did not want to "have less" and share more.  No doubt the ...

Is Your Job Value-Adding or Obsolete?

Governments measure their success by employment levels.  It does not question if they jobs add value to people's lives.  At best, they look at lower wage versus high wage jobs as a way to measure "good" jobs.  ...

Planning Past You & Me

I fully expect that the things I write about will create a lot of anger, trepidation and fury.  People will snarl in the comments, rage against the ideas that their industry is meaningless or their work is a fa...

The End of Insurance

Value-Adding Work is work that adds value to the happiness and well-being of humans.  It does not exist for the aggregation of wealth for wealth's sake nor does it exist to promote more jobs for the sake of hav...

The Frugal Footprint

I imagine a life of less, but luxuriously less.  Less complexity.  Less stress.  Less things I do not really need while having the best of what I do really need. I want to be able to move without worrying ab...

Why “The Disruptive Future” Is A Fitting Name

I struggled with how to come up with a “brand” for my ideas that is neither too optimistic nor too pessimistic. Finally I landed on “The Disruptive Future” as the perfect combination of both. This is a quick ar...

The Big Problem with Basic Income

The idea and actual practice of basic income is gaining traction but there are still some big hurdles. People who like the idea of basic income are also probably people that would use it wisely. Alas, we humans...