Here’s Why Today’s Hard Work Will Not Make You Rich

Perhaps one of the biggest myths is that hard work equals success. This is a concept strongly held in Western tradition, despite its historic and present day inaccuracies. The hidden assumption behind the hard work trope is that the “worker” will be able to enjoy the production value behind his/her own hard work. This is…

Growth Powers Belt and Road

China and the US in the recent G20 Summit traded barbs regarding China’s Steel overcapacity which is having a drastic impact on the world steel market.  The US particularly sees the PRC’s steel over production  as a threat to its own industries.  However this is also complicated by the socioeconomic changes within the US in…

Constructing the Future

The construction field is a unique one—highly politicized and often a struggle for smaller contractors to gain headway into the market.  When I was growing up in the Midwest, as an African-American, I can remember the consistent complaint from construction companies of color for the lack or absence of government contracting awards.  It was a…