The Future of Education is Borderless

The Future of Education is Borderless By Steven Maxwell The entire formal education apparatus seems to reinforce the repetition of learning from past generations rather than forging new ideas and new applications for a world changing at an increasingly rapid pace. As internet connectivity expands and the speed of accessing information increases, the opportunities for formal learning should also accelerate. After all, information itself is already borderless for much of the world’s population that has access to a free and open internet. One would have to assume that the barriers…

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The New Cash? Why Governments Don’t Like Cryptocurrency

The New Cash? Why Governments Don’t Like Cryptocurrency By Steven Maxwell Cash is a problem for banks and governments. And, as we know, banks and governments are joined at the hip – each creating policies that strengthen the power of the other. It is no mystery, then, why we continue to see an acceleration in the “War on Cash.”  Cash creates a barrier to tracking and control and removes the ability to charge a wide range of processing fees and hidden charges. Cash impedes easy tax collection for governments, and…

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Colleges Can Kill Creativity By Offering One-Size-Fits-All Education

Colleges Can Kill Creativity By Offering One-Size-Fits-All Education By Steven Maxwell With student debt at record levels (and a more aggressive approach to collecting those loans), combined with a diminishing guarantee of employment in their field upon graduation, more people than ever are closely evaluating the financial realities of college in the 21st century. However, even the core aspect of a college education — acquiring the fundamentals of learning and the development of useful real-world skills and creativity — is also worthy of closer scrutiny. By way of disclosure, I…

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