Random Quotes Related to the Republic Of Conscience
“I am so enthusiastic about bitcoin, I know that our next fund is going to have a very high concentration of bitcoin companies, we have a high focus on [financial innovation].” – Tim Draper 2014
“Of course, no one is totally secure in holding their own country’s currency. We want to enable people to hold and trade bitcoin to secure themselves against weakening currencies.” – Tim Draper 2014
Quotations and other stuff relevant to Citizens of the Republic Of Conscience:
Tragedy of the horizon
Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England in speaking of what we used to refer to as the “Tragedy of the Commons” is now the “Tragedy of the horizon”:
“Climate change is the tragedy of the horizon. We don’t need an army of actuaries to tell us that the catastrophic impacts of climate change will be felt beyond the traditional horizons of most actors – imposing a cost on future generations that the current generation has no direct incentive to fix.
“The horizon for monetary policy extends out to two to three years. For financial stability it is a bit longer, but typically only to the outer boundaries of the credit cycle – about a decade. In other words, once climate change becomes a defining issue for financial stability, it may already be too late.”
- Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, 2015
Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, has warned that climate change will lead to financial crises and falling living standards unless the world’s leading countries do more to ensure that their companies come clean about their current and future carbon emissions.