Tag Archives: Capitalism

Hunted to Extinction

David Suzuki, the octogenarian, Canadian academic, science broadcaster and environmentalist, recently posted a very interesting video.  In it, he asserted that economics is brain damaged.  He’s probably right.  What has this got to do with artists and innovators, though? The … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Day Jobs

Imagine if there was a method guaranteed to reduce your personal productivity by 35 to 75 percent. Would you take it? If you could choose to leave your own technology and software tools sitting idle at home, in a comfortable … Continue reading

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A Modern Interpretation of “Useful Work versus Useless Toil”

The book, “Useful Work versus Useless Toil”, was written in 1884, by the illustrious William Morris; at least three years before the first Arts and Crafts exhibitions were proposed and long before there was such a thing as an “Arts … Continue reading

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Escape the Prevailing Paradigm

Yesterday was one of those days where new thoughts and ideas were brought to my attention.  I love those days.  I was given an article about an emerging field of study in positive human psychology – self-compassion.  What it’s all … Continue reading

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Wasting Your Life

In times of economic upheaval, the subject of underemployment is often raised.  In traditional economic theory, underemployment means one of three things:  doing work at less than your skill level, working fewer hours than you want to (part time work), … Continue reading

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