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- 07/13/17--04:34: _Jobs or Tasks?
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- 12/13/17--07:34: _Signal: Men without...
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- 01/03/18--07:14: _Shrinking the [form...
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- 10/15/13--06:58: What do we call the Next Economy?
- 03/21/17--06:20: Money money money & capitalism
- 05/02/17--06:41: The Next Book: What’s After Capitalism?
- 05/16/17--06:48: Aspiring to Betterness
- 06/06/17--07:03: Preparing for a World that Doesn’t Yet Exist
- 07/13/17--04:34: Jobs or Tasks?
- 07/25/17--07:48: Wiring or Choice?
- 09/13/17--06:37: Balanced View of Emerging AI & Automation
- 10/31/17--06:01: From Apartness to Integrated
- 11/14/17--07:07: The Sharing Economy Transition
- 11/29/17--06:10: Visions looks forward, not backward
- 12/05/17--12:06: Reframing After Capitalism
- 12/13/17--07:34: Signal: Men without Work
- 12/27/17--06:57: The Neoliberal Capitalist Story
- 01/03/18--07:14: Shrinking the [formal] Economy
- 01/16/18--06:44: Reformation or Transformation
- 02/20/18--06:28: Abundance: Tech to the Rescue
- 02/28/18--06:05: After Capitalism Visions Taking Shape
In my previous post on “Planning for Two Economic Futures” I promised to provide some of the names that have been suggested for the next economy. I had gathered a dozen or so title from my NORA talk on the future of the economy, and in the spirit of being more thorough, I did some […]
Framework Foresight and other foresight methods suggest that any exploration into the future be accompanied by a look backward into the recent history. So, as part of our ongoing exploring into what’s next, it seemed like some financial history would be relevant. I selected Niall Ferguson’s, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the […]
After five or so years of keeping one eye on concepts for what might follow capitalism, it’s time! The topic is so super interesting to me. I preach to follow your interests and what you love, so…..The last time a “content” topic about the future caught my interest like this was the values stuff, captured […]
The journey exploring what’s after capitalism keeps getting more interesting. The plot continues to thicken. Betterness: Economics for Humans, by Umair Haque, provides an inspirational view of how the future might be, or rather ought to be. Futurists should enjoy his style of challenging fundamental assumptions. I found myself shouting out a few amens! In […]
Preparing for a World That Doesn’t Exist – Yet made me think. And for that, I judge it a success. It was interestingly timed, as I was just reviewing Srnicek & Williams Inventing the Future, which presented a masterful critique of the ineffectiveness of the left based on its adherence to “folk politics” (focused on […]
The Shift Commission released a nice report on the future of work looking ahead 10-20 years. Four almost-inevitable forces (predetermineds in our parlance): An aging workforce; The decline of “dynamism,” the movement of people between jobs, firms, and places; A societal shift to non-work income Growing geographic gaps #2 raised my eyebrow. I might put […]
I’ve got a few books to review for the blog for “After Capitalism” that come at what’s next from different perspectives. Abundance from Peter Diamandis of Singularity U believes in tapping into the competitive instinct as they key to moving forward. Indeed he says that “humans are wired to compete.” I’m sure we’ve all seen […]
One the one hand, “we are at an inflection point—the early stages of a shift as profound as that brought on by the Industrial Revolution.” On the other, “We are also skeptical of efforts to come up with fundamental alternatives to capitalism.” The authors take an even-handed balanced approach in exploring the impact of AI […]
I have been working through ideas about “what’s after capitalism,” and think about what’s wrong and what could be right, ,and what could be useful/helpful/sensible visions. I keep coming back to the issue of we sapiens* putting our needs front-and-center at the expense of everything else. Literally, we are “apart” from everything else. The more […]
In my emerging scheme for organizing the concepts for what’s next and after capitalism, I am placing the sharing economy and its brothers and sisters in the Horizon Two Zone of Transition (and innovation). To put it simply, it seems to me that these concepts have one foot in the old neoliberal capitalist world (H1), […]
This Sunday’s NY Times, alongside a piece chortling about the problems that Roy Moore is causing Republicans, featured five Democratic leaders providing a message for their party. Surely the stunning and devastating defeat put on the party by Trump and the Republicans has prompted Democratic political leaders to do some soul-searching, re-thinking and strategizing? So, […]
I introduced a new framing of the “After Capitalism” project a few weeks ago in a post on “transition.” Let’s look more closely at this reframing, which often happens several times in a book project, and is key to whether it comes together – or not! The revised simple version of the domain map indicates […]
Nicholas Eberstadt of American Enterprise Institute provides helpful insight into an issue that “after capitalism” is going to need to address: lack of jobs, or to extend forward, imagining a world without work. He specifically focuses on the current prospects of a significant portion of men in Men Without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis. The book […]
“Social responsibility”….[is a] fundamentally subversive doctrine” in a free society….“there is one and only one social responsibility of business—to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game (Milton Friedman, A Friedman Doctrine, New York Times, September 13, 1970). In the […]
We have made money more important than it should be. The economy is bigger than it should be. Charles Eisenstein in Sacred Economics suggests a new approach to money and the economy – namely, less of both! In short, in our search for economic growth, we continue to monetize more and more things that used […]
A key question that has consistently informed the research and books that I’ve been going through in this “After Capitalism” journey can be summed as: reformation or transformation [of capitalism]. Can we reform capitalism, or must it be transformed? Practically speaking, reforming is “easier.” And as futurists, we say that transformation is fairly rare, and […]
The title says it all: Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think. If you’re a true believer in technology (technology will solve our problems), take comfort that “within a generation, we will be able to provide goods and services, once reserved for the wealthy few, to any and all who need them.” Those versed […]
Small steps forward. It’s helpful in research to step back everyone once in and while and assess or re-assess where you are. I’m happy with this structure (see “reframing”) “signals” emanating from Horizon 1 “transitions emerging in Horizon 2 “visions” calling from Horizon 3 So far, three visions are taking shape. I’ve been going sources/readings […]