Technological Advancement and Future Job Markets

You walk into a brightly-lit office, smile broadly and shake hands with the suited woman before you. She asks about your previous job experience, skills and perceived strengths. You, of course, response “productivity” because your get work done, and efficiently at that. Fifty years from now, if not sooner, “productivity” will no longer be a... Continue Reading →

Progress vs. Ethics

Humans have an innate drive to create, to use their hands, and to bring new ideas to fruition. In the past, this desire was easily satisfied through craft: carpentry, knitting, painting, and novels. Industrialism has reduced the demand for handcrafted products, and the advance of technology has changed the avenues for satisfying the human initiative... Continue Reading →

Disengaged Learning

In seventh grade algebra, my teacher scrawled a string of numbers across the chalkboard: -10, -9, -8. and up through 8, 9, and 10. Mrs. Ernzen’s task for the day was to teach a room of young teens how to add and subtract negative numbers. She stood in front of the chalkboard and through her... Continue Reading →

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