There is a very interesting article on Slashdot today saying that non-competes are the DRM of human capital. I never really considered how non-competes stifle innovation. Like a song made invaluable with DRM to any device other than that which it was meant for, a non-compete discourages progress by locking a person into, or out of, a specific career. I didn’t know that California doesn’t enforce non-competes, as the article attributes some of the success of Silicon Valley with this progressive, innovation-encouraging policy (if it’s true). I guess when I quit alternative country, I’ll have to dig ditches rather than play screamo.
Aaron Traffas farms near Sharon, Kansas. He currently generates content at HeavyWorth and, before that, spent 18 years with Purple Wave in Manhattan, Kansas. A 2017 nominee for Songwriter of the Year at the Rocky Mountain CMAs, Aaron is an active singer and songwriter and the Aaron Traffas Band's latest release, Enter: The Wind, can be found at iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Aaron served as president of the Kansas Auctioneers Association in 2017 and on the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute Board of Trustees from 2009 through 2013. An active contract bid caller, he has advanced to the finals in multiple state auctioneer contests.