Were Bronze Age Specialized Makers, Freemen or Slaves?

Centralization vs Decentralization in the Bronze Age In 2004 anthropologist Edward M. Schortman and Patricia Urban published Modeling the Roles of Craft Production in Ancient Political Economies, a research paper discussing trends Continue Reading →

How I Came to Realize That the Andersen Design Museum Should Be Formed as a Grassroots Fiscal Sponsor

  The outgrowth of a lifelong commitment to living a creative work-centered life. Makers have often been at the forefront of revolutions and movements. Ever since the Soviet Revolution, Russia Continue Reading →

Luddites, Guilds, and Societies of Correspondence

Sculpture od a dignified man resting on a shovel gazing upward and surrounded by trees

The Power and the Beauty of the Working Class The Present State of the Of the Working Entrepreneurial Class Once there was a popular phrase for a conceptual ideal. It Continue Reading →

Decentralized Opportunity Zones is the Future of Work-Life Balance

Photo by Stephanie Klepacki / Unsplash      In the Portland, Maine industrial opportunity zone, a homeless shelter is planned as a residence in a business but businesses in residence Continue Reading →

Nature vs Machine: Will Human Evolution Bifurcate?

As one stream flows deeper into an artificial world, an alternate current follows the way of nature. How will this play out in human evolution? Michael Dziedzic / Unsplash I Continue Reading →

The LifeStyle Approach To Economic Development Makes An Environmentally Sustainable Paradigm

I find support for home businesses in unexpected places I have been trying to read the Camoin Report– a development plan for the Boothbay Peninsula in Maine. A local public-private group Continue Reading →