The Great American Reset is all about change. Too Different for Comfort, by Louis-Vincent Gave brings us face to face with the reality of how technology is set to dramatically reshape the global economy. While he presents some challenging facts, it is far from a “doom and gloom” diatribe. Gave points out that we live in the age of “creative destruction.” Technology is advancing at such a rapid rate that many of the new jobs being created are completely restructuring the economic foundation of the country – and the world. That means many of the jobs being destroyed are not coming back in their same form. He calls this a “robolution” – a revolution of economics that is driven by robotics.
Gave quotes Ronald Reagan’s favorite economist, Frederic Bastiat, to make a very important point. “There is what we see and what we don’t see.”
- We see jobs being destroyed.
- We also see jobs being created.
- What don’t see the shift in the types of jobs being destroyed vs. those being created.
In his book, Gave breaks down jobs into 4 categories:
I had planned to write this week about the role technology will play in the coming Reset. However, sometimes you come across an article that explains something important and you simply must pass it on. Part 1 of this article fits the bill. The rise of a “grey champion” during The Fourth Turning has significant implications for the Great American Reset.
Please do not constru my passing on this article as some form of “doom and gloom” forecast. Part 1 is a very good summary of our present situation and that is why I am recommending it. Part 2 identifies many of the challenges we face. However, the author of this article believes a dark outcome is our only option and frames those challenges as insurmountable. I don’t agree. However, we also have to be realistic in that some of it isn’t outside of the realm of possiblity.
I read The Fourth Turning several years ago. As it says in this article, “The saecular winter [Fourth Turning] can hurry or wait, but history warns that it will surely be upon us.” It may be short or long, harsh or mild. A lot of that depends on how we respond.
You have to hand it to the Progressives. They fight for what they believe in. And they are seasoned street fighters. For the past twenty years, they have crossed over and supported their fellow laborers in causes they may not personally be passionate about because they know if they show up and lend a hand, their actions are reciprocated when needed. That is why the end of the “truce” between the secular and Judeo/Christian worldviews is a major factor in the Great American Reset.
So it now begins. After the most bizarre election season in modern history, tomorrow we will have a new President elect. I’m writing this today because regardless of who wins, in the next few weeks it will become evident the degree to which our world has changed. In so many ways, things will never be the same. Whether that is a good thing or not is up to you and me.
It’s probably past time to explain just what I mean by “The Great American Reset.” Simply put, it is the massive transformation that is going to occur over the next five to ten years in this nation and the world in the following three areas: