My comment on “How the fossil fuel industry has screwed energy consumers”: http://disq.us/p/1haovso
Again and again these articles highlight that corrupt government and incumbent industry players hold back progressive reform that will benefit people. We have to find a better way to govern and nullify the influence of corruption in government and industry. What can cause corruption? Greed. Lack of transparency and accountability. It goes back to fundamentals like morality. How to provide more accountable, transparent governance? Governance through open, digital democracy would be a better way, other than everyone becoming enlightened beings (which is a tall order in this world where everyone is a bit crazy). Democracy.Earth is one platform that can provide that. Of course, it will have problems, like developers still having control over how it operates, however being open source can help with accountability.