"It is what it is. I don’t fear the audience. Doesn’t effect me like maybe you think it should? I have a certain freedom that others don’t. Would love to share but it’s just one of those things ya know. You either escape society or remain a slave."
Property tax, income tax, etc. All these years paying the same tax rates believing we're businesses like any other with the same rights to market and return.
Life is funny. A strange and magical game of light and dark. Depending on where you're standing any given trick is terrifying or incredible in equal measure.
Become a Pioneer. Reading resources for those seeking to develop their own private, independent means of production.
Consumption can become a disease not only of the body, but also the mind. Bad habits lead to most financial problems and the effect worldwide is devastating.
Capitalism is a powerful process, but for all its wonders it doesn't do everything and can't solve every problem. Its purpose is to generate wealth by capitalizing on opportunity.
Profit is capital gains; not commodity exchange. Cultivation of new wealth. Production not trade. Wall street ISN'T capitalism. It's corporate socialization of market accountability through investor and advertiser subsidization.
The future is fundamentally unpredictable because new ideas are constantly introduced rendering economies unprogrammable. The only thing that always works is being part of the cycle of producing new ideas.
Gingers sweat rust. Our bones are made of iron. It's why we're cold to the touch. Our shadow is the soul you think we hate. Hidden by shade. Tempered yet afraid of a Promethean fate.
One is looking with wonder across the vast plains he'd just purchased, while the other shakes his head in disbelief already angling back the way they'd come.... a modest village frames the background.
To move someone with artful words and stand the test of time. Anything that moves you is art; further anything that influences an economy is capital. I want to produce high art.... words that move an economy.
Publicly traded companies are bound by law to only doing what looks good on paper(to protect stockholders). This drives them into trading known commodities over producing new capital. Defacto Marxism and all the negative consequences of it.
When you own your property and control the private means of production you'll find income less important. The term living hand to mouth no longer applies to you.
When making something significant always leave a "flaw by design" somewhere in the work where only a very careful observer would find it. Hide it behind something clever, so when it's discovered, it jumps out like a smile exploding from a face.
We all know that when something is over valued it becomes debt rather than asset. Depending on the level of over exposure one might lose ones hand or ones head.
I have failed, it's true. I admit it. I have not always been able to keep a client happy. We have all read about how difficult it is running a business.
When we start a business, we're told the market is honest. Well established laws and political protections will guarantee fair market access in the long run even if any particular day has its own inequities.
Even Leonardo had to make a living. When an entrepreneur gets an idea off the ground, she quickly discovers the impact that running a business can have in peoples' lives.
In the playground only the new kids have toys. The others sit restlessly waiting for their parents to pick them up. Eventually one walks up to a kid with toys and asks to play, too. They don't know each other.
The monkey on your back is NOT a pet. Many fear Canada is going the way of Europe. Stuck behind a grow or die model compelling endless pivots away from meaningful purpose.
Nobody can do everything. So how do you handle the rising star? That gifted employee that turns effortless the chores we once struggled through.
We meet them at the trade shows and shake hands like old friends. The lips smile but the eyes remain still. You are exactly who they need you to be.
A quick primer of the basic economic concepts that often get referenced in Verboten's Capitalism series. Profit comes from choice and that requires critical thinking.
When we little people carry debt we all agree we should pay that back on appropriate terms, but what about for a business that is asked to take extraordinary risks.
When people say "I want my country back" many look around, see their country and ask, what are you talking about?
They say that if you role the dice you take what you get. Four out of five businesses fail so isn't it just really hard to make money.
The fallacy that drives so many people to invest in bitcoin once drove millions into pyramid schemes. They believe they are enlightened. That they know something others don't.
What happens when someone offers you something without apparent cost? We hear a lot about Universal Basic Income these days.
What are the first few things that come to mind when we think about describing a slave? Forced to work. Does technology really free us?
What's it take to remain competitive in today's globalized economy? Is it really the trade deals with enemies?
We all know it's out there because we feel its influence all the time, yet it remains hidden. It drives inflation perpetually raising the cost of doing business.
A little boy has a conversation with his grandfather about time.
To prosper one requires certain knowledge of the fundamentals of making stuff. There are many approaches.
What if bees sang like song birds? Would we treat them like we treat them now? Maybe we shouldn't take labour for granted.
Nature's seasons are an obvious example of a reliable cycle. The supreme repetition of it all; production can occur in a steady, effective rhythm.
Maybe I should look more closely at colonialism. If my leftist friends are so supportive of it, (and my right wing friends so triggered by it).
All production comes from capitalizing on, not exploiting, that which is natural and free.
Don't be so anxious for a "cashless" society. They sacrificed the economy to save friendly markets and all we got was another hand me down t-shirt with a defunct UBI logo.