Jeff Till’s Five Hundred Years

Wealth Inequality: Death is the Ultimate Poverty

New podcast! This one is an analysis of wealth inequality and questions whether we should reject it or embrace it. Originally titled “Catch up to the rich: wealth inequality and toilet paper” it takes a consumption-specific approach to understanding the necessity of wealth inequality. Note: I’m not sure this is my best work and it doesn’t start making the point until about 30 minutes in. Another note:  I forgot to readdress the YouTube.. Read More

So, What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? (Podcast)

In this 45 minute podcast, four of the blogs are tied together with some other perspective to discuss the role of occupation in forming identity. It starts with the Work/Identity problem and moves through perspectives on identity through the economy, college, and school, with just a touch of politics. Featuring voice talent of Jen, Adie, Huck, and Mason. End music TASM Lab’s “Demystified, disenchanted” sung by Michelle Graf. “What do you want to.. Read More

The Worst Year for GDP, Unemployment and Income Inequality Ever

A Political and Economic Tragedy in One Part   In 2056, the United States of America fell into a severe economic crisis. Government economists realized some horrific news: the GDP, the key measure of the nation’s productivity, growth and wealth, had plummeted nearly 90% from the prior year. To make matters worse, statistics showed that the gap in wealth inequality had multiplied to unthinkable scales, leaving only a few individuals with massive stores.. Read More