Illegal file sharing and piracy hurt artists, workers, businesses and national economies. So why is it so pervasive? Did honest people become lawbreakers overnight because digital technology put a dangerous tool in their hands?
I recently discovered that a short movie I wrote and directed had been viewed by over 100,000 people. This sort of floored me, mostly because it the odds against that little movie even being made were enormous.
As evidenced by the failure of our mortgage and loan institutions and the failure of our government to govern with efficiency and care, the corporate approach itself is a failure because it doesn't take humans into its equation.
This year I became furious about how big banks have abandoned their consumers' trust, taken bailout money, and acted only with regard for their own bottom line. So I pulled my money out and moved it all to my credit union.