I’m seeing dozens, maybe hundreds of these stories, all across Medium and other sites that the US economy is “on the verge of collapse.”

It’s not happening. It’s changing, yes, but collapse is such a strong word, and not at all accurate.

Let’s look at the reasons people are giving…


Occasionally, you’ll hear stories of people trying to escape capitalism. Regardless of where you are on the spectrum between a lifelong Lennon fan or a hyper-dedicated Libertarian, you wouldn’t disagree that people should at least have the choice to leave capitalism. …


“If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just have to be a horrible warning.”

~ Catherine Aird

Image Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bald-eagle-44.jpg

When Trump took office, we got a simple warning from the multinational non-profit that keeps its eye firmly on the future of humanity and life, Greenpeace, that was as such, “Resist”.


Thinking Woman, photo by michael_reuter, creative commons

There’s a global pandemic around, that is causing people to cower in their their homes, and this is considered one of the worst things that has happened to the world in a long time.

However, many people have had other struggles that coincided with this. For some, it was losing…


(Picture part unsplash.com’s creative commons, individual image by Jason Leung aka ninjason)

Fiat currency, Gold standard, trickled down economics, supply-side economics, GDP, and so much more, in terms of actually monetary knowledge, mean absolutely nothing. Money, as most people think of it, doesn’t exist, and what people should be watching in regards to economy is almost never watched.

Mistake #1: Thinking money…


Sometimes, a picture is worth a thousand words. So just take a moment to absorb the image above, which came from https://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/economic-synopses/2018/09/14/married-men-sit-atop-the-wage-ladder.

This is research from the Federal Reserve of St. Louse which did something not done before… separated wages into married and unmarried. It’s worth noting that unmarried men…


Many management courses speak of the range of programming results that can come from a developer, with measurements used finding that the range can extend some developers to being up to as much as 10x as productive as their peers.

This has causes many hiring managers to seek in their…


We’ve all seen articles, and stories of the following kind:

“What do top performers have in common?”

“Top CEOs all follow this one simple trick.”

“X practice is the best, and used by all famous…”

When I see those articles, my first response is always to shake my head. As…


I could give it to you in the first sentence, but I like a little build up, so bear with me. (If you’re the “Skip to the good part” kind of person, just scroll down to the last big quote text. …


Some of you may have heard awhile ago on KickStarter about one project, that although wildly funded, and a project that made headlines, a project that was never delivered on its backer requests: The LiftPort Space Elevator project. I was hired on with LiftPort as IT after the famous/infamous KickStarter…

Lil Petersen

Politics: [Glasdog (Geo-Libertarian Anarcho-Socialist for Directly Organized Governance)] Gender: [Bigendered] Sexuality: [Bisexual] Religious views: [Neophist]

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