I envision a world in which the private sector is more transparent in its pursuit of sustainability, businesses seek environmental responsibility, and the taxes and philanthropy from the wealthy is better regulated.
Values associated with this vision include the desire to pursue an equal world with integrity such that wealth is fairly distributed, everyone contributes to the economy more equitably depending on their income, and the institution of environmental laws that hold parties more rigorously accountable.
With money comes power and where these entities lie together, corruption ensues. The voice, influence, and power of the masses are too easily drowned by the wealthy 1%. Billionaires are not the way of the future. Interventions include reducing the fortune of these billionaires by eliminating philanthropic loopholes in tax, increasing CRA oversight, and taxing the rich at a fair margin such that their fortune will decrease over time from the ridiculous scales that it exists today. It is naive to believe that philanthropy coming from the very wealthy will save us or that all of their intentions are innately pure. It’s time a long overdue change in our system is made by exercising the right to vote and electing representatives with the goal to tax the wealthy and implement these changes I proposed so that injustices can no longer persist under a guise of philanthropy.
Moreover, further intervention would be to institute strong environmental laws with rigorous reinforcement and severe consequences for parties that fail to abide by them. It makes no sense that the average person bears the brunt of harmful environmental change and taxes while the rich find loopholes to hold onto their fortune through tax loopholes and philanthropy ruses to push the agenda of a few against that of an entire nation.