We need more and we need it faster. Srsly.
MORE BANKS FASTER: Break Up Big Banks and End “Too Big to Fail”
Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced legislation to break up the oversized banks. I have a hunch this is a very popular idea with the public which, in a representative democracy, would mean it’s popular with representatives, too.
However, knowing what we know about the unholy alliance between Wall Street and the Representatives they pay to elect and hire when the leave office, it will take a lot of public pressure to get the legislators to vote with the people.
Do you think people would change their profile pictures to show solidarity?
Would you? Should we insist? Can we win?
Among the things I try not to think about day to day as means of remaining functional in a dysfunctional world are the islands of garbage in the ocean.
But now, some 19-year-old, Boyan Slat, wrote a paper with designs for technology to clean up the mess on the necessary scale, then went to work for The Ocean Cleanup Foundation which is going to develop the technology in reality.
His ingenious solution could potentially save hundreds of thousands of aquatic animals annually, and reduce pollutants (including PCB and DDT) from building up in the food chain. It could also save millions per year, both in clean-up costs, lost tourism and damage to marine vessels.
I’m looking forward to MORE OCEAN CLEANUP FASTER.