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November 4th, 2019

The First Internet Age Impeachment Trial

“The Medium is the Message”  – Marshall McLuhan It is fair to say that Dr. McLuhan is the greatest philosopher about media that has ever lived.  He wrote in the mid-20th Century and basically influenced how the world thought about Television. “The Global Village” was created by electronic media.  All his commentary on this subject […]

 

 

October 14th, 2019

Moving to a Finite Earth Economy – Now!

[Welcome to all new subscribers!  We hope you enjoy receiving blog posts now and in the future!]   We face an accelerating climate crisis. Climate change is now.  This means that we have finally entered the “fight or flight” stage of human awareness about it.  It is no longer some possible catastrophe decades in the […]

 

 

September 17th, 2019

Historical Disruption in the Automobile Industry

 100 years ago, the automobile industry was rapidly expanding in America. The internal combustion engine [ICE] autos were rolling out of factories in ever greater numbers. The prices had just come down, installment payment plans were created to fuel the sales of the auto companies and the automobile started to become part of the American […]

 

 

September 9th, 2019

Moving from an Ownership to a Rental/Access Economy

The decade long trend of moving away from ownership has been accelerating in the last several years.  It is one of the most significant, yet underreported macro-trends in the global economy.  So much of Capitalist thought is around ownership that this trend is a major reorganization of economic structures. Real Estate This was something I […]

 

 

September 5th, 2019

The Collapse of Legacy Thinking

[Apologies to regular readers of this column for my absence the past two months.  I have been completing the book trilogy mentioned in the last post, which is from the end of June.  I am now back].   Anyone who has read “Entering the Shift Age” [2012] or heard me speak since then knows that […]

 

 

June 18th, 2019

Moving to a Finite Earth Economy – Crew Manual

 This is the title of my new trilogy of eBooks. Book 1, subtitled “The Three Economies”, was published at the end of March. Book 2, subtitled “New Metrics and Technologies”, was published last week. Book 3, subtitled “Global to Personal”, will be published in early July. For information on the Finite Earth Economy and to […]

 

 

June 4th, 2019

The Center is not Holding

This is taken from the great W.B. Yeats poem but with different spelling: Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;  Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,  The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere  The ceremony of innocence is drowned  The full poem, one of the great pieces of poetry, is at the bottom of […]

 

 

May 21st, 2019

The Three Economies

[ This is Chapter 4 of my latest book, which is the first of an eBook trilogy “Moving to a Finite Earth Economy – Crew Manual. It was first published at the Sarasota Institute, a 21st Century think tank two weeks ago. The subtitle of the first eBook is the name of this chapter, The […]

 

 

May 7th, 2019

Elon Musk: The Edison/Tesla/Westinghouse/Ford/Rockefeller/Bell/Goddard of the Digital Age – Part Two

[This continues the publishing of  some past “golden oldie” columns from this 13 year-old blog about the future.  I am currently writing a trilogy of eBook about the need for a new global economy, so a good time to revisit some older columns that new subscribers might not have read.  Detail on the trilogy are […]

 

 

April 29th, 2019

Elon Musk: The Edison/Tesla/Westinghouse/Ford/Rockefeller/Bell/Goddard of the Digital Age

[This golden oldie is the first of two columns on Elon Musk that I wrote four years ago in 2015.  To put it simply, Musk is truly on a level with all the great robber barons and scientists of 100-125 years, ago combined.  Each one of the names listed in the title represents a specific […]

 

 

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