Shareholders of the World, Unite!
From 2011-2014, Daniel Honan was the Managing Editor at Big Think. Prior to Big Think, Daniel was Vice President of Production for Plum TV, a niche cable network he helped launch in 2002. The production team he oversaw won over two dozen Emmy awards. Daniel has created numerous shows and documentaries for television, and his film credits include Stealing the Fire, a documentary on the black market for nuclear weapons technology.
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It's no secret that Wall Street has many critics today -- from without, from within, and from those on their way out. The latter case, of course, refers to Greg Smith, whose take-no-prisoners New York Times op-ed reportedly cost Goldman Sachs shareholders $2.2 billion.
According to political theorist Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, shareholders should be outraged, and they should unite to change the system from within. While de Mesquita argues that occupying a park will never reform Wall Street, if shareholders coordinate together they can make a difference because shareholders actually "do have the votes to control outcomes."
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- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
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