Are We Better Off in an “Essential Business” Economy?

Working is essential. The way we do it is not. We can do better.

My aunt owns a bead store in a small town not far from where her father, my grandfather, grew up. She started her business herself over 30 years ago from scratch, an outgrowth of her life-long passion as an artist working in traditional crafts. Her work has provided independence and a clear sense of purpose…