This book illustrates how global economic progress has reached its upper limit under the current economic paradigm, and how the next major revolution in global progress will rely on our ability to tap into the collective knowledge of the "everyday genius" to drive innovation, free market competition, artistic influence, and other advances that will allow humanity to overcome its greatest challenges. This volume proposes a grant-based program that will allow innovators to pursue their passions and benefit society as a whole. Such a program will reflect the end of the industrial age, when technology is satisfying many basic needs and creating space for individuals to pursue meaningful, fulfilling careers with the potential to improve our quality of life. Our current economic state mirrors the beginnings of the Agricultural Revolution and Industrial Revolution, and Aspirational Revolution shows how the immediate future will redefine what it means to be human by revolutionizing the manner in which we acquire and utilize the resources necessary for our continued survival. This book is the catalyst by which this transition will occur, providing the models upon which new paradigms will be built - a brand new conception of fundamental economic theory.
Michael Taillard is a professional economic consultant and researcher, specializing in strategic management and behavioral science. His other books include Economics and Modern Warfare (2012), Psychology and Modern Warfare (2013), Corporate Finance for Dummies (2012), and 101 Things Everyone Needs to Know about the Global Economy (2013).
1. IntroductionPart I- Experience2. A Most Human Struggle3. The Pursuit of Income4. The Pursuit of Passion5. The Pursuit of Freedom6. The Pursuit of EqualityPart II- Understand7. Past Potential8. Past our Prime9. Crux of the Problem10. Prime Opportunity11. Future Potential12. ConclusionAfterword