We've done it before and it's time to do it again. From the agricultural to the industrial and now the knowledge/service, it's time to transition to a Triple Bottom Line Economy with full spectrum employment.
Remember when 80% of Americans worked on small farms? Of course you dont. But if the date was 1898, youd most likely be working on a farm and thinking this is the best way for the economy to run. Unbeknownst to you, you were part of the last gasp of the Agricultural economy and within 40 years, only 3% of Americans would be working on farms and 80% would be connected to the new economy - the industrial/consumer economy.
Fast forward 100 years and here we are again. In 2010, 70% of Americans work in the industrial/consumer economy. Unknown to most, we are part of the last gasp of the industrial/consumer economy. Within 10 years, a much smaller number will be working in this area while the grand majority will be connected to the new, new economy: the post-industrial- knowledge/service economy.