How Google’s 20% time could help mend America

Following a year where COVID abruptly forced remote work and racism and financial inequity took center stage, the non-profit sector has an opportunity to change Americans’ relationship with work. There is no way the country can address the social challenges we face without literally creating more space and time for…


2020 Faux-Nobel in Economics Lies at the Hearth of Global Strife

Alfred Nobel established five Nobel Prizes to award the work of “those who, during the preceding year, have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind” with the prize for peace recognizing the advancement of “fellowship among nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies, and the establishment and promotion of peace.”


Pandemic sets the stage to free the Nobel Prize of an economic ruse.

This week the Nobel prize will be awarded in five categories established by Alfred Nobel. Prizes for Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Medicine, and Peace were first awarded in 1901. On the Monday following those five awards, a purposely deceptive award in economics will also be awarded. …


Low EQ, Not Robots, is Humanity’s Biggest Threat

Having high emotional intelligence (EQ) is having the ability to parse one’s own emotions as well as navigate the emotions of those around us–to the mutual benefit of oneself and society. As a measure of developmental achievement compared to general intelligence (IQ) most individuals are barely aware of EQ and…


Zuckerberg’s love of Civilization could help him use culture to shift tech’s trajectory.

To shift the tide of negativity surrounding Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg must make dramatic changes to his organization, starting with listening to his own advice. Converting to a Benefit Corporation could be his best next move. One that would change Facebook’s trajectory while setting a new standard for the tech sector.


Three themes: the future of work, rebuilding education, and the limitations of philanthropy.

I recently participated in “A Conversation with Futurists” discussion as part of FPP 20/20, the Florida Prosperity Partnership’s Twelfth Annual Financial Capability Training Conference. My co-futurists were Dale Brill of the Foundation for Orlando’s Future and Daniel Williams of Legacy Consulting Services. Our 90 minute session addressed immediate and long…


Three women destined to be counted as ‘founders’ of a new economic paradigm that liberates humanity from the drudgery of GDP.

Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times criticized the propensity of industry to rule over humanity.

Twentieth-century economics, dominated by masculine values, elevated growth to a level of dictator over human activity. A boundary was created that divided society by productive and non-productive time. A divide that ignored the value of how any of that time was spent in pursuit of our own personal, national, and…


After decades of neglect by economists, markets must be empowered to do more.

“The American dream is alive, but fraying,” said Jamie Dimon, CEO of Chase last August. The Business Roundtable, where Dimon serves as Chairman, had just made headlines for updating their ‘Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation’ for the nearly 200 member companies to reflect a “commitment to a free…


The time is now for Elon’s biggest opportunity yet.

At Harvard’s 2017 Commencement, Mark Zuckerberg referred to a well-known story of John F. Kennedy’s visit to NASA where he asked a janitor what he was doing. The janitor responded: ‘Mr. President, I’m helping put a man on the moon.’ …


Despite an opinion on everything, most people avoid armchair economics.

It’s been said that “Opinions are like assholes, everybody’s got one…” and in these divisive times it seems more true than ever. Next week’s Super Bowl aside, the role of “armchair quarterback” is a popular one in nearly every matter of society these days. …

Vinny Tafuro

Visionary. Economist. Hacker.

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