Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Maker Moment

Hi guys!  Today I am going to be talking mainly about this one article. This article, from the Make: blog, talks about probably the most important step in the Maker Movement, called the Maker Moment. This moment is when the economy changes from middle class jobs rising up a corporate ladder, to a much more fluid, innovative, and personal economy.   The phrase used to compare is “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” 

 Millions are unemployed in America. Our economy is in shambles, and most of the working class jobs we had a couple of decades ago have been taken up by technology, or they weren't necessary in the first place. That’s the bad news.

The good news is that we are moving past the needs of these jobs. We are getting rid of the large corporate companies that have millions of people at their disposal.   Our economy is becoming more global and innovative. We are in need of small businesses with big ideas instead of large businesses with big money. We need to be competitive in the new world market, and having an economy that fosters growth and innovation, instead of quantity and making big money for the corporate few, is going to put us at the forefront of creation for the new future.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jackson,

    Nice post. I'm a senior editor at MAKE and I'd like to talk to you about publishing some of your posts on the MAKE blog. Email me at if you're interested.


    Stett Holbrook