What Is Money, and Why Are We All So Agreeable?

What Is Money, and Why Are We All So Agreeable?

These questions may seem completely unrelated, but they are not. Together, they address two of the most important processes that are shaping our world today. Money is essential to civilized life. But it is a concept, not a real thing. And, despite so much apparent disagreement around lately, the underlying agreement is far greater than you might imagine. How so?

Understanding and Strengthening Your Points of Vulnerability

Major impact events coming? Certain. Nature, magnitude, and timing? Mostly unforeseeable. These just happen, whether by fate, predestination, or a random dice-thrower. All you know for sure is that some big things are coming along. The best you can do in this case is to identify your points of greatest vulnerability and to figure out how to minimize the impact effects.

The Way Forward: A New Life for Me. Maybe for All of Us.

The Way Forward: A New Life for Me. Maybe for All of Us.

My dear wife of nearly 60 years died last week. A great blessing is that she suffered for only a short time and died in her sleep. So many tell me that this is indeed a happy ending, especially for a life well-lived. I am just beginning to learn that being a survivor is a really tough job. While starting a new life isn’t mandatory, a new life for me seems like an opportunity not to be missed.

The Great Resignation Isn’t So Great After All

The Great Resignation Isn’t So Great After All

The Great Resignation seems to be largely one of quitting a job that sucks and finding a new job that sucks at least somewhat less. Relatively few quits seem to be going into self-employment or gig life. Too much uncertainty. Income variations major. Hustling for work 24/7 not happy for many folks. Where is this all heading?

The New World (Dis)Order Has Arrived: Is Ordo Ab Chao Next?

The New World (Dis)Order Has Arrived: Is Ordo Ab Chao Next?

Just when I thought that the world couldn’t get any crazier, it seems to have hit a craziness game-changing home run. Chaos is appearing nearly everywhere. Will this end, and if so, how? What might come next? Will it take World War III to reach a conclusion? Kind of important questions, but few if any credible answers. My take on this, as an involuntary participant.

Welcome to the Rental Economy. Maybe.

Welcome to the Rental Economy. Maybe.

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the joys of the “rental economy”, which is apparently already upon us. Did you know this? If so, do you have any idea what it actually means? Is it much more than good old car, apartment, and hotel (etc.) rentals? Maybe even part of the Great Reset? If so, not so joyful.