A Time for Tariffs in the Globalized World?

by John Brian Shannon (Originally published at JohnBrianShannon.com) A long time ago when there were unicorns, there was a justifiable need for international trade agreements to spur trade, increase movement …

A Time for Structural Reform at the IMF?

by John Brian Shannon | Originally posted at JohnBrianShannon.com Recently, it has been posited that the IMF needs structural reforms to make it more responsive to the needs of developing …

Job Sharing – The Silver Bullet for the Economy

by John Brian Shannon — reposted from JohnBrianShannon.com How balancing the economy can give us the best work/life balance. Or is it the other way around? By legislating job sharing …

The Economics of Empowerment

Previously published at JohnBrianShannon.com by John Brian Shannon The Economics of Empowerment: How We Could Add Unimaginable Wealth to Our Civilization by Adopting New Ways of Thinking There’s a circle …

The Secret of Norway’s Success

The Secret of Norway’s Success | Previously published at JohnBrianShannon.com by John Brian Shannon “Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark (collectively the Nordic countries) have a combination of high living standards …

Large Scale Job Sharing Could Prevent a Host of Societal Ills

by John Brian Shannon Truism: Whenever and wherever the unemployment rate is low anywhere in the world, drug abuse, crime, and homelessness drops. Jobs prevent the depression that leads to …

Can Switzerland export its amazing success story?

by John Brian Shannon (This article first appeared at JohnBrianShannon.com) Let’s look at Switzerland today, a tiny nation of 8 million people. Historically a neutral country, Switzerland isn’t a member …

If Norway can succeed like this, why can’t every nation?

by John Brian Shannon Let’s look at Norway, a tiny nation of 5.1 million people. Norway has a medium-sized undersea petroleum reserve, some timber resource and proximity to the largest …