Gatekeepers a Dying Breed

It’s the ever-narrower tracks that are working less well: college, jobs, media.

Inertia combined with straight-up outoftouchness.

This is great. The availability of power is shifting from institutions and organizations to the individual.

You no longer need immense wealth, the right surname, or the King’s permission to make change. People can express their selves and test their ideas. You can start a podcast, do business, and speak your mind on social. If you go for it—with ever-increasing probability—you can have it.

A healthy society hinges upon the freedom of its participants to try new stuff. And in this way we’ve never been healthier. The aspiration to do so is another question.