Bradley W. Bloch: Spending Our Cognitive Surplus

Shirky’s right that those inclined to create have more possibilities than ever before; today, you can run not just a software company from your living room, but a manufacturing company, thanks to advanced design applications and a web of contract suppliers in China. But just because there is more possibility than ever to do something constructive doesn’t mean that everyone, or even most people, will grab that opportunity. Even if…