I wrote my book Optimizing America because there is a better way to run our economy. We can optimize our economy for better standards of living.Read Bio +
Political movements encourage people to vote. “Vote! Get out and vote!” they shout. The same edicts are repeated over and over as if democracy itself depends on it. Yet, nothing seems to change. Or, to the surprise of the voters, even if their candidates win, the world’s problems remain in place with no reasonable solutions […]
How about the expression “F-U Money!” The notion behind this idea is that there is an amount of money so large that a person can just turn their backs on the rest of the world and simply not be bothered anymore.
There is a saying about making assumptions — “When you assume, you make an ass out of you and me.” In the case of modern day life, there are assumptions that are making an ‘ass’ out of all of us.
Regardless of whether you are an hourly worker barely scraping by, a business executive or a politician in national office, we all experience similar problems. As an engineer, entrepreneur and inventor, my insight into systems provides me with unique awareness into these problems and their potential solutions. The economic system wreaks havoc by creating problems that can’t be solved. It’s easy to blame wealthy elites who run the world as their playground for the problems experienced across the globe, but that is obviously not the case. Why would they risk their future through looming environmental and economic disaster?
The actual truth is that no one is in charge. Humanity — the allegedly intelligent species — fails to use that intelligence to actually determine its future. And because there is no planning, no vision, no mission and no goals, everything is going wrong. Section 1 of The Big Solution reveals all the ways humanity suffers due to a lack of direction and purpose.
Shouldn’t humanity’s purpose center on creating a safe place for our families and maximizing our lives? Instead, humanity is locked in a purposeless rat race to the bottom. As you read about the problems we face, keep in mind that these problems are not necessary. Instead, they are a function of a system that is fundamentally flawed. I would ask that you direct blame at the system that makes everything so difficult, rather than reacting with pessimism over the current situation.