Why do we venerate the hoarding of money? Broadly, we regard hoarding as a bad thing. To call someone a hoarder is to imply psychological disturbance and a living space that needs a good clearout before it gets made into a cheap documentary. Unless you hoard money. Having too much of that is revered.
When Greta Thunberg told world leaders at the UN, “People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth,” world leaders dismissed her.
The head of the US Border Patrol has slammed as “completely inappropriate” sexually explicit posts about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments questioning the authenticity of a photo of a drowned man and his young daughter in a secret Facebook group for agents.
Eliminating fossil fuels from the US power sector, a key goal of the “Green New Deal” backed by many Democratic presidential candidates, would cost $4.7 trillion and pose massive economic and social challenges, according to a report released by energy research firm Wood Mackenzie.
Why is it that whenever there’s a problem, a serious one requiring either money and seismic change, its solution seems next to impossible? Not only this, but when people table solutions, they’re ridiculed as ignoramuses or maligned as quacks, writes