The promise of industrialism

“Put your head down, do what you are told and we will pay you.”

The promise was if you worked hard enough you can improve your life.

That is a myth.

Unless you own the asset, own the means of production; you probably are not going to get ahead.

The shackles of debt and compound interest are not easy to break.

And a bunch of magical digits and bits on a screen isn’t happiness.

We live in a world of widely held but false believes. The way to move forward as a collective is to change the story.

When there are no jobs because all of the robots can do them for us, what does it mean to be human?

For too long, we have used our paycheck as a signal that we must be doing something right. Time for a new way to measure.