Thank Jeff, you are unquestionably right. I think the purpose of the piece was to pose more questions than answers but the latter is something I am definitely working on.
I don’t think there has every been a time in history when there are so few barriers to starting your own business with two caveats:
- Starting businesses that really matter, and solve real problems is becoming increasingly difficult. In short I think the low hanging fruits have been picked. This isn’t a bad thing, it just means solving big issues becomes more pertinent.
- A retreat from globalisation may become problematic if your goals is to cultivate a cross-border enterprise.
Perhaps there is no better time to overcome the issues raised, but short of leaving the company as a refusal to inherit the debt it’s a tough issue. Unless countries start writting off tremendous swathes of national debt it’s hard. I’m not saying it’s impossible, I’m saying the thoughts and ideas are interesting.
I’m particularly interested in UBI for obvious reasons, with view to the impending autonomous revolution. Not saying its the answer, just saying its an interesting proposition where economics have dictated we explore it more fully.
In short, I’m positive, I think. There are more opportunities than problems, but like everything else its all about implementation.