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Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google combined have close to $1 trillion in market capitalization but together the four of them employ fewer than 150,000 people. That’s less than the number of entrants into the U.S. workforce every month and roughly half the number of people that work for General Electric. As we face increasing automation of low-end jobs such as farming, manufacturing and service industries and productivity rises faster than demand, how will we pay for the abundance we’ll be capable of creating?

Correspondingly, there is an increasing emphasis in education and culture on creativity, entrepreneurship and a sense of creating your own value, with many people asking themselves: 1. How can I use decentralized technology to provide for myself? 2. Once I’ve covered my needs, what do I do with my time? Meanwhile more and more businesses are offering three-day weekends among other perks and are seeing huge increases in productivity, but how exactly do they pull it off? This week we talk about all of this and more…

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