A combination of legislative obsolescence, financial sleight-of-hand, and philanthropic deceit are the smoke and mirrors behind which the richest Americans shirk their legal, and arguably moral, responsibility.
Carbon capture’s industrial support coupled with the support of an anti-environmentalist Republican Party alludes to its imposture as effective policy. But corporate mobilization of subsidies as well as comparisons to renewable energies and a commitment to environmental justice fully expose carbon capture as a low-priority innovation at best, and the fossil fuel industry’s latest lifeline at worst.
Nearly six months ago, a violent and deadly mob stormed the U.S. Capitol at the behest of an outgoing president in order to prevent Congress from certifying his successor’s victory.
Technology has the potential to reform the market, but it usually stifles change to please satisfied investors.
In America, wealth is status.
The modern environmentalist is an intellectual individual, armed with vast amounts of data, robust environmental theory, and no shortage of protest tactics. They recognize their role in the climate crisis, opting to switch to plant-based diets, transitioning to public transportation, buying second-hand apparel, protesting for climate justice, and learning to recycle more effectively.
I perceived the market to be no different than playing a game of Blackjack and hoping for the best.
Jonathan Zittrain (YC ’91) is one of the world’s leading authorities on Internet regulation. He is the co-founder and director of Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, the George Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School, a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a professor of computer science at […]