1. Watching the Income Tax System Implode

    When it comes to our tax systems, we are living in caveman times In the movie The Day After Tomorrow, survivors stranded in a library are easily persuaded to burn the multi-volume IRS Tax Code to stay warm. In this fictional scenario, the question one might ask before securing a match: Why did we wa…Read More

  2. The Last Bastion of Scarcity

    When laws of supply and demand are replaced with scarcity and abundance Science fiction has long dreamed of a post-scarcity society, and it's become quite common to hear discussions about transitioning from a world of scarcity to a world of abundance. But, for all the good intentions and creative th…Read More

  3. The Virtual Country

    The Virtual Country Six Possible Scenarios for the Creation of Viable Virtual Countries The Internet, while still in its infancy, has created borderless economies, that are confusing the issues of power and control, and even the sovereignty of nations. We are now entering into a new era of public po…Read More

  4. Ten-X Stimulus Projects

    Separating the wheat from the chaff as we invest in our future As we begin the process of thinking through the places where we can insert the electrodes and shock new life into the global economy, I would propose a new way of reviewing proposals, allowing the best of the best to rise to the top. I p…Read More

  5. A Description is Not an Explanation

    A definition states what a word or concept means, while a description identifies properties or qualities of things.  Both of these answer the question, "What?" However, to fully grasp a difficult concept, we need an explanation.  An explanation answers the question, "Why?" As we wade through the k…Read More

  6. Bringing the US Patent & Trademark Office to Colorado

    Understanding the new realities of economic development The USPTO is hiring. In fact they are doing a lot of hiring, over 1,200 new examiners every year, and they still can’t keep up with the deluge of new patent filings. But while the number of patent filings has grown from 90,544 in 1967 to 484,…Read More

  7. A Study of Women Inventors

    Although Growing in Numbers, Today's Female Inventors Still Only Account for Around 10% of the US Inventor Population What name springs to mind when you say the phrase "famous female inventor?" If you're having a tough time answering this, you are not alone. I became interested in this topic when I …Read More

  8. The Fort Peck Incident

    A terrorist scenario: The two men sit patiently in the small grove of trees, quietly assembling their gear. Few words are spoken between the two of them. Weighted backpacks with connecting wires are placed in a motorized raft, followed by two coolers and fishing rods. Both are dressed as non-descrip…Read More

  9. Rockstar Needed – Apply Now

    Every industry has its own “favorite son”, but for many areas of new technology there are no real household names associated with them. There are no people like Albert Einstein, Carl Sagan, or Chuck Norris rising to the forefront of these technologies. Put another way, these technologies represe…Read More