Jeremy Abroad

Jeremy Bernier

Written by Jeremy Bernier who left the NYC rat race to travel the world, work remotely, and find the meaning of life.

Does Society Owe You Anything?

30 October, 2018

“Society doesn’t owe you anything.” This phrase is often said by people on the right-wing, usually to argue against redistribution of…

Neofeudalism and the Parasite Economy (summarizing Michael Hudson)

11 June, 2018

There are two types of income: earned and unearned, aka economic rent. Economic Rent = Price — Instrinsic Cost Value Economic rent is the…

Our Economy is like a Big Game of Monopoly

10 June, 2018

Our economy is like a big game of Monopoly, except all the properties are already owned by other people (unless you’re lucky enough to…

Why most jobs suck - Perception-based Management

09 June, 2018

When I first started working, I had this idealistic vision that I would be judged based on my results and my results alone. In certain…

Why I Left NYC

15 February, 2018

When I first interned in NYC my junior summer I fell in love with the city and vowed to move there after college. After graduation I went…

Why we need a Basic Income

30 January, 2018

“The future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed” -William Gibson “The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make…

We Need Liquid Democracy

31 December, 2017

It’s time to modernize our political system and bring it into the 21st century, because what we have now clearly isn’t working. Most people…

How Japan and Korea Design Cities for People instead of Cars [Video]

31 December, 2017

I think we can learn a lot from Japan and Korea on how to design livable, walkable cities that don’t require you to drive a vehicle to go…

Google’s Testament to Political Correctness

09 August, 2017

“Google’s left bias has created a politically correct monoculture that maintains its hold by shaming dissenters into silence.” -Employee…

South Korea's Dystopian Nightmare

02 August, 2017

South Korea is one of the most technologically advanced and culturally influential countries in the world, but behind the curtain is an…

The Arms Race to the Bottom

19 March, 2017

The biggest tragedy of our times is that most of us have to spend the majority of our lives doing things we don’t want to do, with…

Excess Management Is Costing the U.S. $3 Trillion Per Year

11 November, 2016

https://hbr.org/2016/09/excess-management-is-costing-the-us-3-trillion-per-year Background Data There were 23.8 million managers, first-line…

9-5 Office jobs are inefficient. Employees would be more productive if granted more freedom

10 March, 2016

Forcing employees to be in an office from 9-5 is incredibly inefficient for both employees and employers, and results in an extraordinary…

Student loans are a 10–50% tax on children of the lower/middle class

26 March, 2015

We don’t complain about primary or secondary education being free, yet somehow the topic of whether higher education should be made…

School is a Crime Against Humanity

26 March, 2015

If you agree with me that school is a giant waste of time, then it follows that school is one of the biggest crimes against humanity if you…

Lectures Suck

10 February, 2015

Today at work the whole office had to sit down in an auditorium and listen to an outside consultant lecture us on the “Agile methodology…

Why Remote Work is the Future

04 November, 2014

Remote work is becoming more and more mainstream as companies are realizing that chaining their employees to a desk in front of a laptop for…