Will Robots Do Our Work?

For millennia, everything was done by human hand and so a good work ethic was an important value to ingrain into society. The field was not going to sow itself, nor would the house be self-built. Each had to pull their own weight to ensure their basic needs were met.
Since the first stone tools were used, technology has been augmenting work. It typically creeps in at a pace that is not broadly disruptive, but it occasionally lurches forward in periods we call “industrial revolutions”.

Crashing into Reality: the Brexit Deadline Approaches

Politicians have played fast and loose with the truth in recent years. Yes, they have long, if not always, had challenges keeping their stories fully-aligned with the truth, but the stuff we’ve been witnessing seems to be something of a different sort from what we were long used to.

Is it time to rethink education?

I recently contributed an article to the “Inclusion” issue of Social Space, a publication produced by the Lien Centre for Social Innovation at Singapore Management University. The Lien Centre team then asked me to join a panel on the topic. My article was on the dual need of making our educational systems evolutionary and progressively […]

IDDS Sisaket Thailand – Creating a Food and Agriculture Innovation Hub in Rural Thailand

A few of my colleagues who also run Designing for Social Innovation and Leadership Global (DSIL Global) are running a design summit and setting up a center for innovation that will work to improve food and agriculture practices for a marginalized community in Northern Thailand. (The project is also being supported by MIT’s D-Lab and […]

Stumbling and Mumbling: When to distrust elites

Whom should we trust: elites or the people? I’m in two minds here. On the one hand, on the issues of immigration and Brexit, I’m with the elites. But in other respects, I’m on the side of the people. I’ve repeatedly argued for worker democracy against managerialism, and have consistently pointed out the shortcomings of professional […]

Review of WPC Book 1 from Econ Autodidactic

We received a nice review from J. Edgar Mihelic via his Econ Autodidactic blog that raises a couple of good questions about WPC Book 1. As this is my first effort as a publisher, getting good, honest feedback will be critical to learning along the way, so I owe a debt of gratitude to J. Edgar for providing me with a […]

Win a copy of WPC Book 1!

Goodreads Book Giveaway What Do We Do about Inequality? by Wicked Problems Collaborative Giveaway ends October 03, 2016. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway If you found this interesting, I welcome you to check out my books. I’m currently finishing up the last part of the book on Brexit that I’m serializing. Parts […]

Announcing the Re-launch of WPC Book 1: What do we do about inequality?

Earlier this year I attempted to launch the first book by the Wicked Problems Collaborative, and I admittedly did a poor job on multiple fronts. First, I set a release date that I thought I would reasonably give me enough time to complete the manuscript and “whatever else” needed to be done, without giving too much consideration […]